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Annual Meeting Call for Papers

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2020 Submission Period - OPEN NOW

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General Call for Papers

After reviewing the General CFP page, enter the submission portal.
Deadline to begin a submission: 3:00 pm Eastern on Friday, April 24.
Deadline to submit a submission: 3:00 pm Eastern on Wednesday, April 29

Submissions must be started prior to 3:00 pm Eastern on Friday, April 24 to be considered. The portal will not accept new submissions after this time
Submitters with active submissions will have until 3:00 pm Eastern (Wednesday, April 29) to finalize and submit.

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 April 24 3 pm ET Deadline to Start a Submission
Wednesday  April 29 3 pm ET Proposal Submission Deadline
during the week of August 7 n/a Accept/Decline Notices Sent
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 - OPENING NEXT on May 4

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

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 May 4 12 pm ET Special Events Portal Opens
(one week after close of General Call for Papers portal)
Wednesday  May 27 3 pm ET Submission Deadline
during the week of August 14 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 26 12 pm ET Special Events Portal Opens
(second Wednesday of August)
Wednesday  September 23 3 pm ET Submission Deadline
during the week of October 23 n/a Accept/Decline Notices Sent
Monday November 9 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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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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