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Participation (the ability to be listed in the Annual Meeting Program) is limited to

Program participants must have met BOTH of the above criteria by 3:00 pm Eastern on April 16.
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Are you a visiting scholar from another discipline? Are you an anthropologist living outside of the United States or Canada? *Request a membership exemption. >>

Exemption from the Membership Requirement*
Membership Exemption nullifies the requirement to be a member in order submit a proposal. An exemption from the membership requirement does not provide a complimentary membership and it does not annul the payment of a meeting registration fee. All participants must pay a meeting registration fee. Requests are reviewed by AAA staff and approved or declined within two business days. All Membership Exemption requests must be submitted by 5:00 pm Eastern on Thursday, March 29. Request a membership exemption here. >>

Registration Requirement
All Annual Meeting program participants must register by 3:00 pm Eastern on April 16. Any participants who have not registered by April 16 will be dropped from the session proposal. The registration requirement is for all AAA Annual Meeting session types (scholarly sessions, special events, installations, gallery sessions, workshops, mentoring events, section events, interest group events, and committee events).

Online Submission

No proposals for inclusion on the Annual Meeting program will be considered unless formally submitted through the Call for Papers submission site by 3:00 pm Eastern on April 16.

Final Program Decision

The AAA follows a policy of peer review and merit consideration for acceptance and inclusion on the program. The programming decisions are made by a committee composed of section program reviewers, executive program committee members, the executive program chair and officers of the AAA.

Review Procedure

Organizers and presenters are required to select a primary review section when submitting proposals online. The decision should be made on the basis of content and intended audience; membership in a section has no bearing on the review process. Scholarly sessions and individually volunteered papers and posters are reviewed by section program reviewers, individuals nominated by each section of the AAA. The recommendations of these sections are forwarded to the executive program chair, who assumes final responsibility for the acceptance or rejection of proposals. The executive program committee prepares the final program schedule following the rankings submitted by each section. All final program notifications about acceptance and scheduling will be mailed by the executive program chair via email in July. There is no appeal process.

Presentation Policy (One-Plus-One rule)

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