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Join Us Again in 2020 in St. Louis!

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Thank you for joining AAA, the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), and thousands of your friends and colleagues at the Vancouver Convention Centre November 20-24, 2019! Join AAA again in 2020 when we go to St. Louis to build lasting connections, uncover new career and mentoring opportunities, and explore the latest research. 

Meeting Details:

AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 20 - Sunday, November 24
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, BC, CAN

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2019 AAA/CASCA Program Highlights

A conversation with Douglas Cardinal, a renowned Canadian architect of Métis, Blackfoot/Kainai, German, and Algonquin heritage, will open the 2019 AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting. 

The program also offers 18 Executive and Presidential Sessions that speak to this year's theme of Changing Climates.
Consider attending one of the Late-Breaking Sessions as well.

Join us in Vancouver to be a part of exciting conversations around topics like:

  • Anthropological intervention in the opioid crisis (featuring a special live recording of the Crackdown Podcast)
  • Public anthropology and the resistance to public writing
  • Academic precarity
  • Migration, the migrant experience, and borders
  • Indigenous language loss
  • Improving integration between academia and practice

Check out the "Additional Registration Required" page on the online program to review events you'll need to sign up for in advance, such as workshops, field trips, and other events requiring additional registration. Click here to learn how to build your personal schedule and save the online program to your phone. 

Not able to join us in Vancouver this year? Check out our pilot program for a virtual attendance option

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2019 Annual Meeting Theme

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The theme of the joint AAA/CASCA 2019 Meeting to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada is Changing Climates: Struggle, Collaboration, and Justice / Changer d’air: Lutte, collaboration et justice. This theme was developed through a collaborative effort by the Executive Program Committee, which includes members of both CASCA and the AAA.


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Plan Your Visit in Vancouver

Plan for the Meeting:

  • Plan your transportation to Vancouver and determine the best way to get around the city while you're there.  

  • If your children are joining in your trip to the meeting, reserve childcare. 
    • Be sure to reserve childcare by our reservation deadline of Friday, November 8, 2019.

  • Determine the sessions you want to attend by browsing the online program.
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Accessibility Resources

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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.

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