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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

>> Join the conversation online using #AmAnth17

>> Check out the 2017 Executive Sessions

>> Online Hotel Reservation- Now Available! 

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AAA Call for Papers - Now Closed!

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 is officially closed. We are now only accepting SPECIAL EVENTS until May 31st at 5pm EDT.

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

>> Learn more about the various proposal submission types available.

>> Curious about session roles and the major/minor status for each? Learn more.

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

>> Plan ahead to increase your submission success and reduce your submission stress. 

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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