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The Executive Program Committee (EPC), selected and chaired by the Annual Meeting Program Chair, works with the Chair and AAA President to set the annual meeting theme. Committee members represent the sub-fields, interests, and practices of sociocultural, linguistic, biological anthropology, and archaeology, as well as other member constituencies. The Chair of the Executive Program Committee is appointed by the AAA President and is responsible for ensuring that the annual meeting is open to and welcoming of all member constituencies, showcases the general relevance of anthropology to the understanding of the human condition, and promotes anthropology’s relevance to contemporary ethical, social, cultural, and policy issues. The EPC is responsible for peer reviewing all Executive Session submissions received by the submission deadline of Thursday, February 15 at 3:00 pm Eastern.

The American Anthropological Association thanks the 2018 EPC for the volunteering of their time and their selection of riveting executive sessions that promote the AAA 2018 Annual Meeting theme, Change in the Anthropological Imagination: Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation.

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Review Criteria
Executive Sessions are reviewed and selected directly by the AAA Executive Program Committee (EPC). These sessions speak directly to 2018's Annual Meeting theme, Change in the Anthropological Imagination:  Resistance, Resilience, and Adaptation, and will be showcased throughout the Annual Meeting. Selection and participation in AAA executive sessions is highly competitive. The Executive Program Committee will use the following questions to peer review all Executive Session submissions:

On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the least favorable and 5 being the most favorable,

All participants must be AAA members and meeting registrants in order to present at the Annual Meeting. Registration and membership are NOT required at the time of proposal submission. 

Financial Assistance (to be requested by March 29 at 5:00 pm Eastern)
>> The options below are for anthropologists outside of the U.S. or Canada, or for non-anthropologists. Anthropologists within the U.S. and Canada are ineligible for either of the below options.

Undergraduate students may apply to volunteer at the Annual Meeting to have their registration fees reimbursed. The Undergraduate Student Volunteer Application will open in August, and not everyone who applies will be accepted. Students to present at the Annual Meeting must still be registered (and AAA members) by the April 16 (3:00 pm Eastern) deadline in order to remain on submissions and be considered for the Annual Meeting program.

The executive session submission period is from January 17 until 3:00 pm on February 15
. All submissions must be submitted through the online submission portal. Accept/decline notifications will go out the week of March 12. Participants will then have until 3:00 pm EDT on April 16 to register for the meeting and join AAA, or they forfeit their participation in the accepted Executive Session.

Executive Session Proposal Categories
There are three formats for Executive Sessions: Roundtable, and Oral Presentation, and Flash Presentation.
>> Executive Session submissions are for fully-formed panels only. Individuals looking to submit without a group should wait until the main call for papers opens on Friday, February 16 for solo options. 

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