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The 2018 Annual Meeting theme is Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation. With more than 750 sensational sessions, the Annual Meeting will surely provide unique opportunities to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of anthropology. 

Join AAA and thousands of your anthropology friends and colleagues in San Jose, CA, November 14 - 18, to build lasting connections; uncover new career and mentoring opportunities; and explore the latest research across the discipline — all while addressing today’s most pressing issues.

Meeting Details and Logistics:
117th AAA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 14 - Sunday, November 18
San Jose Convention Center
San Jose, CA
>> Housing information will be available Summer 2018.

Registration is open!


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AAA Call for Executive Sessions - Submit Today!

This year's theme challenges all to come to the meetings to explore many of the pressing issues facing our discipline and our world and to demonstrate how a focus on change can be a positive force for groundbreaking anthropological research, new forms of cultural understanding, scientific awareness, and global empathy. 

Answer the call to make our collective disciplinary voice heard in San Jose by submitting a proposal for an executive session. These submissions should speak directly to 2018's Annual Meeting theme. Selection and participation in AAA executive sessions is highly competitive.

The AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers submission portal is open for executive session submissions.
The portal will close at 3 pm Eastern on February 15.

>> View key 2018 AAA Annual Meeting CFP dates and requirements; and learn more about the various proposal submission types available.



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Annual Meeting Theme

Change in the Anthropological Imagination is a timely call to action for papers, posters, workshops, roundtables, and other formats that address the themes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation from a wide range of perspectives. 

In 2018, there are many important issues and challenges that anthropology is best suited to address. This meeting is a moment to make that point loud and clear.




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Exhibitors and Sponsors

This is the premier event for 6,500 anthropologists from all sectors, providing a unique opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to network, showcase products / services, and meet potential clients. Make your plans to directly reach key decision-makers and influencers in anthropology from 2,300 organizations across the US and around the world.



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Accessibility Resources

AAA is committed to ensuring that our Annual Meeting is inclusive and accessible for all attendees and that we meet and exceed all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AAA will make arrangements for sign-language interpreters, sighted guides, and other disability-related access needs and services for meeting registrants.



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Annual Meeting Programs

A preliminary agenda and interactive program for Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation, AAA's 117th Annual Meeting, will be available early August.

Looking for programs and resources from past AAA Annual Meetings? We've got you covered.




Past Programs