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The 2017 Annual Meeting will focus on why Anthropology Matters! With more than 750 sensational sessions, the Annual Meeting will surely provide unique opportunities to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of anthropology. 

Meeting Details and Logistics:
Wednesday, November 29 - Sunday, December 3
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC





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Open Now: Call for Late-Breaking Sessions

Do you have ideas for an oral presentation, roundtable, or individual gallery session for the 2017 Annual Meeting that is topical, timely, and relevant to current events?

If so, AAA encourages you to submit it in our Call for Late-Breaking Sessions. AAA is accepting a limited number of Late-Breaking Sessions and the submission site will be open from August 14 through 11:59 pm EDT on September 17. 

Submissions must align with one of the following topical themes:

  • Cultural Heritage Protection
  • Global Health
  • Police Brutality and Race
  • Politics
  • Migration
  • Science under Attack
  • Other

Proposal Category

There are three formats for Late-Breaking Sessions: Oral Presentation, Roundtable, and Individual Gallery (formerly Poster Sessions). If you are submitting as a group of four to seven people, you may choose either the Oral or Roundtable Proposal Category. If you are submitting as an individual, you must choose the Individual Gallery Proposal Category. 

>> Read more about the Late-Breaking Session submission and notification timeline, submission requirements for each category, eligibility rules, submission instructions, and accessing the Late-Breaking Session submission site.

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Hotel Reservations

AAA is utilizing two hotels in the Adams Morgan neighborhood for the Annual Meeting.

Where will you choose to stay?

The deadline for making room reservations at the special AAA rate is Wednesday, November 8. 

Demand in Washington, DC is high during the dates of AAA 2017, and rooms might sell out before the deadline. The rooms at the group rate are limited and available on a first come, first-served basis. To ensure availability at the group rate, please make your reservations early.

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Annual Meeting Theme


Anthropology Matters!, the theme for the 116th AAA Annual Meeting, is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human.


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Annual Meeting Programs

A preliminary agenda and interactive program for Anthropology Matters!, AAA's 116th Annual Meeting, will be available the week of August 14.

In the meantime, check out the 2017 Executive Sessions and learn more about our keynote speakers Paul Farmer and Jim Kim!

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


Past Programs
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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