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Join Us in Washington, DC

Join AAA and thousands of your anthropology friends and colleagues in Washington, DC, November 29 - December 3, 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:
116th AAA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 29 - Sunday, December 3
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Washington, DC
>> Housing information will be available Summer 2017.

Registration is now open!

Do you live outside the U.S. or Canada? See if you meet the criteria and apply for a Program Chair Guest Waiver.

Registration Rates
AAA Call for Papers - Now Open!

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.

Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human.

The AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers submission portal is NOW OPEN for the general call for papers and will close on Friday, April 14 at 5 pm EDT.

>> View key 2017 AAA Annual Meeting CFP dates and requirements

>> Learn more about the various proposal submission types available

>> Download our helpful step-by-step guide on how to submit a session

 

Submission Portal
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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Exhibitors and Sponsors

 

The AAA Annual Meeting is the premier event for 6,500+ anthropologists — both academic and practicing — providing a unique opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to network, showcase products/services, and meet potential clients.

 

 

 

 

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Annual Meeting Programs

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

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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