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Information about Annual Meeting Proposal Submission Types

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Proposal Submission Types

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, AAA is cancelling the 119th Annual Meeting in St. Louis, originally scheduled for November 17-22, 2020. While we all hope the global COVID-19 pandemic will have subsided by November, uncertainty remains unacceptably high, and the health and safety of our members are of paramount concern.

We know how important the Annual Meeting is to the field and the thousands of members who look forward to networking and sharing the latest research and scholarship, and we remain committed to bringing people together – virtually at least – this fall.

If you have already paid your registration fee for the 2020 Annual Meeting, your payment will be refunded in full by the end of June. Payments made by credit card will be returned to the same card. For those who paid their registration fee by check, a refund check will be sent to the name and address on your check payment.

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Proposal Submission Types

Below are the proposal submission types available for the Annual Meeting program. 

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Submission Options for Individuals

Individually Volunteered Paper

>> Individually volunteered papers are submitted by individuals who wish to present on the Annual Meeting program within a larger, lecture-based panel, but do not wish to submit within a group/fully-formed panel (oral presentation session). During the review period, AAA section program chairs review and rank individually volunteered paper submissions and form them into cohesive sessions of four to seven presenters. These cohesive sessions are then evaluated by section program chairs of that section and ranked.

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Individual Gallery (Poster)

>> Individual Galleries allow for an individual's work to be displayed via a poster format. If accepted on the scholarly program, they will be assigned a timeslot with posters of similar thematic topics.

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Installation

>> Installations invite anthropological knowledge off the beaten path of the written conference paper. Like work shared in art venues, presentations selected as part of the AAA Installations program will draw upon and engage meeting attendees in a diverse world of the senses. Participants may propose performances, recitals, conversations, author-meets-critic roundtables, salon reading workshops, oral history recording sessions, and another alternative, creative forms of intellectual expression for consideration.

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Submission Options for Groups of Two or More

Oral Presentation Session

>> A lecture-based panel WITH seven (7), 15-minute timeslots for paper presentations and/or moderated discussion.

** Oral Presentation Session note: There are only seven (7), 15-minute timeslots designated for Oral Presentation sessions. Organizers and chairs do not have timed roles, and therefore do not count toward the timeslot limit. Discussant and paper presenter roles are timed, so you cannot exceed seven (7) total discussants or paper presenters for this session type.

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Retrospective Oral Presentation Session

>> A lecture-based panel WITH seven (7), 15-minute timeslots for paper presentations and/or moderated discussion. Retrospective Sessions are intended to highlight career contributions (such as retirement or a significant anniversary) of established leading scholars.

** Retrospective Oral Presentation Session note: There are only seven (7), 15-minute timeslots designated for Oral Presentation sessions. Organizers and chairs do not have timed roles, and therefore do not count toward the timeslot limit. Discussant and paper presenter roles are timed, so you cannot exceed seven (7) total discussants or paper presenters for this session type.

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Roundtable

>> A discussion-based panel WITHOUT papers or timed 15-minute presentations.

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Retrospective Roundtable

>> A discussion-based panel WITHOUT papers or timed 15-minute presentations. Retrospective Sessions are intended to highlight career contributions (such as retirement or a significant anniversary) of established leading scholars.

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Group Flash Presentation Session

>> A rapid-fire, engaging performance of dynamic spoken content delivered with a punch. Includes 10-15 presenters and discussants with a speedy five (5) minutes and 20 slides per presenter.

View sample flash presentations. >> 
If your session doesn’t match this format, please revisit the oral or roundtable options.

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Group Gallery Session (Curated Poster Session)

>> Group Gallery Sessions are curated galleries composed of 2-30 presenters wishing to display their work in posters or related modes of visual content display.

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Workshop

>> Workshops are offered in 2-, 4-, or 8-hour timeslots, but presenters can opt to use less than the full time allotted. Workshops will be offered on Wednesday through Saturday and can be submitted in up to 4 pre-determined tracks:

  1. Academic Career Development – job search, promotion and tenure, writing and publishing for scholarly journals, turning the dissertation into a book manuscript, teaching skills, grant and contract proposal writing skills, media training
  2. Practicing / Applied Career Development – job search, world of consulting, includes private, non-profit/non-governmental organization, and government sectors, project management skills, grant and contract proposal writing skills, media training, museum exhibit planning   
  3. Humanistic Anthropology – poetry, creative writing, autoethnographic styles
  4. Technical Skill Development – includes Quantitative, Qualitative, Visual (Photo and Video) Data Collection, Analysis and Production Methods, GIS, Social Network Analysis

Workshop Fees
Workshops registration fees will be $10/$20 (student/professional) for a quarter day (2-hours), $20/$40 (student/professional) for a half day (4-hours), or $40/$80 (student/professional) for a full day (8-hours). 
Workshop organizers/sections will receive 90% revenue and AAA will receive 10%, before expenses.

Special requests for Tuesday workshops will be accepted.

Workshop and Mentoring Event note: Participation in the these session types do not count toward the Annual Meeting participation limit (one major role PLUS one secondary role per Annual Meeting). View the full policy. >>

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Mentoring Event

>> Mentoring events are designed to bring together people at earlier and later career states to tackle general and/or specific career planning and professional development issues. Formats include one-to-one ("instant mentoring"), one-to-many (a facilitated group discussion), or many-to-many information exchanges. Forums to discuss design and improvement of assistive technologies (e.g., online matching, information and referral resources, searchable internship guides and databases, etc.) are also considered mentoring events.

Workshop and Mentoring Event note: Participation in the these session types do not count toward the Annual Meeting participation limit (one major role PLUS one secondary role per Annual Meeting). View the full policy. >>

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Installation

>> Installations invite anthropological knowledge off the beaten path of the written conference paper. Like work shared in art venues, presentations selected as part of the AAA Installations program will draw upon and engage meeting attendees in a diverse world of the senses. Participants may propose performances, recitals, conversations, author-meets-critic roundtables, salon reading workshops, oral history recording sessions, and another alternative, creative forms of intellectual expression for consideration.

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Special Events

>> Special Events are business meetings, committee and board meetings, or food and beverage functions (breakfasts, lunches, receptions, etc.). Proposals submitted within this designated session type will be scheduled as part of the special events program and are the responsibility of the executive office. To avoid conflicts with scholarly sessions, most special events are limited to 1.25 hours. Priority in the assignment of time and space will be given to AAA and Section business, board and committee meetings. Other special events will be accommodated to the degree possible. For events sponsored by organizations other than AAA Sections, there is an administrative fee of $500 to cover costs of arrangements and inclusion in the program. The Special Events Program will not accommodate panels, papers or professional presentations that belong on the scientific program. To be listed in the meeting program, special event proposals must be accompanied by administrative fees at the time of submission.

Special events are:

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Reminders and Updates:

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