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About the Annual Meeting

The 115th Annual Meeting theme, ‘Evidence, Accident, Discovery’, raises issues central to debates within both anthropology and politics in a neoliberal, climate-changing, social media-networked era: What counts as evidence? What does evidence count for? What are the underlying causes and foreseeability of violence and catastrophes? How is misfortune interpreted, and causality, attributed in cases of humanly-preventable harm? And in the give and take of relationships on which anthropological evidence typically depends, Who gets to claim that they discovered something? 

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Attend the Annual Meeting

Meeting Location

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 S. 2nd Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Hilton Minneapolis
1001 S. Marquette Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Registration Rates



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115th Annual Meeting Program

Program Decisions

Acceptance notifications have been sent. The online program and scheduler will be available soon. 

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Featured Speakers: Frans de Waal and Melissa Harris-Perry

Schedule at a Glance

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Exhibitors and Sponsors

The 115th AAA Annual Meeting is the premier event for 6,500+ anthropologists—both academic and practicing, providing you with a unique opportunity to network, showcase products/services, and meet potential new clients.

Please click here to view the 2016 AAA Annual Meeting Exhibits floor plan. 2016 Exhibitor and Sponsor Prospectus now available.

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Accessibility Resources

We are 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. 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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