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Join Us in San Jose, CA

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
>> Hotel information will be available Summer 2018.
>> Learn more about everything San Jose has to offer

Registration is open!

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AAA General Call for Papers - Submit Today!

The AAA Annual Meeting Call for Papers submission portal is open for the general call for papers period.
The portal will close at 3 pm Eastern on April 16. Please note that the portal will not allow new submissions after 2 pm Eastern, so be sure to start one before the deadline!

The submission portal is open for the following submission types and session formats:

  • oral presentation sessions (standard and retrospective),
  • roundtables (standard and retrospective),
  • individually volunteered papers,
  • group gallery (poster) sessions,
  • individual galleries (posters),
  • group flash presentations,
  • installations,
  • workshops, and
  • mentoring events.

>> View key 2018 AAA Annual Meeting CFP dates and requirements; use our interactive video to determine the best submission type for your proposal; and meet the 2018 AAA Section Program Chairs.

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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