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Join us in St. Louis!

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Join thousands of your friends and colleagues in St. Louis at the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting to build lasting connections, uncover new career and mentoring opportunities, and explore the latest research. 



Meeting Details:

AAA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 18 - Sunday, November 22
Cervantes Convention Center at America's Center
St. Louis, MO

Registration Information
Dates & Deadlines for 2020
February 5: Executive Session Proposal Submission Deadline
April 8: General Call for Papers Abstract Submission Proposal Deadline
May 13: Special Event Proposal Submission Deadline
September 9: Late-Breaking Session Proposal Submission Deadline

The General Call for Papers IS OPEN

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.

There are 3 proposal types to submit as an individual, and 9 proposal types to submit with a group

2020 Call for Papers Information
Annual Meeting Theme


We are thrilled to announce the theme of the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting to be held in St. Louis, MO: Truth and Responsibility.


“Truth and Responsibility” is a call to reimagine anthropology to meet the demands of the present moment. The imperative to bear witness, take action, and be held accountable to the truths we write and circulate invites us to reflect on our responsibility in reckoning with disciplinary histories, harms, and possibilities. To whom are we giving evidence and toward what ends? For whom are we writing? To whom are we accountable, and in what ways?

More about the Theme
AAA Annual Meeting Collaboration Zone

Are you looking for someone to join your panel or are you looking for a panel to join at the 2020 AAA Annual Meeting?

Complete our online collaboration form to be placed on our panel match-up list!
Or peruse requests from those seeking participation!

Once you find your collaborators and get your session together, enter the submission portal to submit your proposed session for Annual Meeting peer review and consideration.

View Submitted Requests
Accessibility Resources

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Learn More about Accessibility
Exhibitors and Sponsors

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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.

More Information for Exhibitors