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Annual Meeting Call for Papers

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General Call for Papers

After reviewing the General CFP page, enter the submission portal.
Deadline to submit a submission: 3:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, May 20

Submitters with active submissions will have until 3:00 pm Eastern (Wednesday, May 20) to finalize and submit.

For any questions about submitting for the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting, please contact aaameetings@americananthro.org or call Debra Grandy, Program Manager, at (240) 489-1430. 

The AAA office is open from 9 am-5 pm, Monday-Friday.

 

The General Call for Papers is where the majority of Annual Meeting programming comes from. The Peer Review Process...

  1. determines the relevance of all submitted proposals (whether individual or group submissions),
  2. designates invited and cosponsored sessions from group submissions,
  3. builds sessions from individually volunteered papers, and
  4. evaluates those newly-created sessions.

Submission Options

There are 3 proposal types to submit as an individual, and 9 proposal types to submit with a group.

Individual Proposal Submission Types

  1. Individually Volunteered Paper
  2. Individual Gallery (Poster)
  3. Installation

Group Proposal Submission Types

  1. Oral Presentation Session
  2. Retrospective Oral Presentation Session
  3. Roundtable
  4. Retrospective Roundtable
  5. Group Flash Presentation Session
  6. Group Gallery Session (Curated Poster Session)
  7. Workshop
  8. Mentoring Event
  9. Installation

Timeline

Week Day Date Time Event
Wednesday February 12 12 pm ET Submission Portal Opens
(one week after close of Executive Session portal)
Friday May 15 3 pm ET Deadline to Start a Submission
Wednesday  May 20 3 pm ET Proposal Submission Deadline
during the week of August 28 n/a Accept/Decline Notices Sent

Meeting registration and AAA membership is NOT required for all participants at the time of submission. 
Participants who are accepted onto the program (announced in late-summer) will be required to register for the meeting and join/renew their membership with the AAA. 

More about the General CFP
Proposal Submission Types and Roles

Below you may review two lists of different proposal submission types and during which submission periods they can be submitted. For further details about specific proposal submission types, please review the Proposal Submission Types page.  

Individual Proposal Submission Types and Periods

(Submitting alone)

  • Individual Gallery (Poster)
    • General Call for Papers
    • Late-Breaking Sessions

* The below session types can only be submitted during the General CFP.

  • Individually Volunteered Paper
  • Installation

Group Proposal Submission Types and Periods

(Submitting as a group)

  • Oral Presentation Session
    • Executive Sessions
    • General Call for Papers
    • Late-Breaking Sessions

  • Roundtable
    • Executive Sessions
    • General Call for Papers
    • Late-Breaking Sessions

  •  Group Flash Presentation Session
    • Executive Sessions
    • General Call for Papers

* The below session types can only be submitted during the General CFP.

  • Retrospective Oral Presentation Session
  • Retrospective Roundtable
  • Group Gallery Session (Curated Poster Session)
  • Workshop
  • Mentoring Event
  • Installation

Session Roles

For more information about each role and its responsibilities within sessions, please review our Session Roles page.

More about Session Roles
Special Events - POSTPONED

The Special Events Submission Period is currently closed for the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting. 

The Special Events Submission Period is POSTPONED until further notice.

More information will be available soon.

Special events are Board Meetings, Business Meetings, Committee/Organizing Meetings, and Receptions

These events will be part of the Special Events Program and will not accommodate panels, papers or professional presentations that belong on the scholarly program.

Timeline

Week Day Date Time Event
Wednesday POSTPONED POSTPONED Special Events Portal Opens
(one week after close of General Call for Papers portal)
Wednesday  June 17 3 pm ET Submission Deadline
during the week of September 4 n/a Accept/Decline Notices Sent
More about Special Events
Late Breaking Sessions

The Late Breaking Sessions Submission Period is currently closed for the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting.

Late-breaking submissions are topical, timely, and relevant to current events. A limited number of late-breaking sessions will be accepted, and the number of slots for Oral Presentation Sessions and Roundtables is dependent upon the Annual Meeting venue's spatial availability.

Submission Options

There is 1 proposal type to submit as an individual, and 2 proposal types to submit with a group

Individual Proposal Submission Types

  1. Individual Gallery (Poster)

Group Proposal Submission Types

  1. Oral Presentation Session
  2. Roundtable

Timeline

Week Day Date Time Event
Wednesday August 12 12 pm ET Late-Breaking Sessions Portal Opens
(second Wednesday of August)
Wednesday  September 9 3 pm ET Submission Deadline
during the week of October 9 n/a Accept/Decline Notices Sent
Monday October 26 3 pm ET Registration Deadline for Accepted Late-Breaking Proposals
More about Late Breaking Sessions
Executive Sessions - CLOSED

The Executive Sessions Call for Papers Submission Period is now closed for the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting.

The 2020 Annual Meeting Submission Portal will accept Executive Session proposal submissions during the below time period: 

  • Wednesday, January 22, 12 pm ET - Wednesday, February 5, 3 pm ET (2 weeks)

Accept/decline notifications will be sent by Friday, March 8, 3 pm ET, via email.

Explanation

Executive Session submissions are directly related to the Annual Meeting's theme. A limited number of Executive Session submission will be accepted, and selection is highly competitive.

Submission Options

There are no options for individual submissions, and 3 proposal types to submit with a group of four to seven people.

Group Proposal Submission Types

  1. Oral Presentation Session
  2. Roundtable
  3. Group Flash Presentation Session

Timeline

Week Day Date Time Event
Wednesday January 22 12 pm ET Submission Portal Opens
(fourth Wednesday of January)
Wednesday  February 5 3 pm ET Proposal Submission Deadline
(two weeks after submission portal opens)
during the week of March 6 n/a Accept/Decline Notices Sent
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Support an Accessible Meeting

4 disability symbols in white on blue blocks: the wheelchair logo, a human profile with a brain silhouette, an ASL interpreter sign, and a stick figure with a white caneSo that all attendees may participate at the AAA Annual Meeting without facing barriers, AAA requests all presenters to dedicate time to learning and implementing accessible practices, both as attendees and as presenters.

The chairs and/or organizers of accepted sessions are highly encouraged to attend one Accessible Meeting and Presentations Practices Webinar and to hold fellow panelists accountable to maintaining accessible meeting spaces during their sessions. 

Please also feel welcome to use the abstract submission portal to identify your own individual access needs and accommodation requests related specifically to your role as a presenter.

 

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