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Join Us in San Jose, CA

Join AAA and thousands of your 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
>> Learn more about everything San Jose has to offer

Registration is open!

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Important Dates

Save the dates for important Annual Meeting information:

  • July:  Hotel information released

  • Week of July 16:  Accept/decline notifications sent to general call for papers and special event submitters

  • August 6:  Preliminary Annual Meeting program released

  • August 13:  Submission portal opens for late-breaking session submissions

  • September 14 at 3 p.m. ET:  Submission portal closes for late-breaking session submissions

  • Week of October 8:  Accept/decline notifications sent to late-breaking session submitters

>> All individuals wishing to participate on the Annual Meeting program must be Annual Meeting registrants AND members of AAA. View eligibility. >>

Prepare for San Jose
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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Program Highlights

A preliminary agenda and interactive program for Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation, AAA's 117th Annual Meeting, will be available in early August. In the meantime, read more about this year's Distinguished Lecturer Emily Martin. 

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

Past Programs