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Join Us in San Jose, CA

Join AAA and thousands of your friends and colleagues at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, CA, November 14 - 18, to build lasting connections, uncover new career and mentoring opportunities, and explore the latest research. Change in the Anthropological Imagination is a timely call to action for research addressing the themes of resistance, resilience, and adaptation from a wide range of perspectives. 

Meeting Details and Logistics:

117th AAA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 14 - Sunday, November 18
San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 W San Carlos Street
San Jose, CA 95113

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2018 Program Details
This year's program is packed with can't-miss events including:

Download the Annual Meeting app to keep track of your schedule while in San Jose.

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Meeting Logistics

Interested in becoming a student volunteer for the 117th Annual Meeting?  Please click here.


Fancy a visit to the  Tech Museum? The Tech Museum is a fantastic museum and tourist attraction worth visiting while you reside in San Jose. AAA attendees also receive discounts for admission tickets. Simply say/plug in AAA when purchasing your ticket(s). This discount will activate on Nov. 6, 2018.

Travel Information

  • Travel links to provide you with the best routes and traveling methods to the San Jose Conference center, as well as resources to assist you during your stay.

Childcare Services

  • The Annual Meeting will have childcare services for children between six months and 12 years of age. Register now. >>
Hotel and Transportation Information
Annual Meeting Workshops
The 29 workshops offered at this year's Meeting can help you to:
Need help adding a workshop to your registration? View a step-by-step guide here.
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Accessibility Resources

AAA is committed to ensuring that our Annual Meeting is inclusive and accessible for all attendees and that we meet and exceed all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). AAA will make arrangements for sign-language interpreters, sighted guides, and other disability-related access needs and services for meeting registrants.


Need some help getting around the Annual Meeting?

AAA has found a local company in San Jose that makes wheelchairs and power scooters available to our attendees. They will work directly with you to deliver a power scooter or wheelchair directly to your hotel for your use during the Annual Meeting.

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Exhibitors and Sponsors

This is the premier event for 6,500 anthropologists from all sectors, providing a unique opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to network, showcase products / services, and meet potential clients. Make your plans to directly reach key decision-makers and influencers in anthropology from 2,300 organizations across the US and around the world.

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