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Registration Open & Access Support

Join us during Raising Our Voices, November 5th-14th, for 9 days of access featuring over 100 live streamed sessions, asynchronous content, and interactivity!

Registration is now open! Learn more about pricing and register now!

The Live-Streamed Schedule Summary will be available on Friday, September 25th. 

Accessibility Support Webinars

Decisions about Raising Our Voices submissions are around the corner, but go ahead and save the date for your accessibility support webinar! AAA will be requiring all participants to meet accessibility standards for both live-streamed and view-on-demand events. These webinars will take you through our accessibility requirements, recommendations, and what resources are available to help you prepare all your materials and host the most accessible event possible. All accepted participants will be individually invited to register for their appropriate webinar(s). 

  1. View-on-Demand Accessibility Support Webinar
    • Thursday, October 1, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern 
  2. Live-Streamed Accessibility Support Webinar
    • Thursday, October 22, 1:00-2:00 pm Eastern

At least one participant from each event is expected to attend the webinars or review webinar materials. We recommend the attending participant to be the lead contributing participant(s) of your event, but invite everyone to join us for these webinars.

Real-Time (CART) Captioning will be available during these webinars. Webinars will be hosted on the Zoom Meetings platform. No slides will be used during the webinars, but screen sharing will take attendees through the resources available on the AAA website. Additional accommodations, such as ASL, may be requested during the webinar registration process, or by emailing accessibility@americananthro.org as soon as possible so we can support you.


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More Information about Pricing
Virtual Event Formats

We will host two types of events:

  1. Live-streamed events, presented over a 10-day period from Thursday, November 5th to Saturday, November 14th, 2020. These events will have the opportunity for live Q&A and be recorded and available for viewing and discussion afterwards. 
  2. View-on-demand events, which will be pre-rerecorded and posted to the Raising Our Voices website for viewing, with live/interactive discussion events scheduled outside of live-streamed content times.
    • View-on-demand content will be uploaded to the platform and made available on the first day of Raising Our Voices, and will remain through the end of 2020.

Our virtual event formats page includes additional information about submission types for both of the above event types as well as event participant maximums and minimums.

Learn more about Virtual Event Formats
Special and Highlighted Events

The Annual Meeting traditionally includes other kinds of events and activities, such as special events, celebratory events, the Film and Media Festival, and professional development opportunities. Some of these events will also take place during the Raising Our Voices virtual series. As these additional events develop, we will announce them on this page.

Symposia on Climate Change and Entrepreneurship

As part of the Raising Our Voices Fall event series, we are calling for papers to be discussed at the launch edition of two topical events that also will both become a regular feature of future Annual Meetings.

  • Humanity at 414 is a symposium on human dimensions of climate change. The future of humankind depends on stopping and reversing greenhouse gas emission levels, and enhancing resilience in the face of the effects of climate change.
    • Learn more about Humanity at 414, including the details of the abstract submission, review, and selection process.
  • Anthropology and Entrepreneurship will feature research that has direct practical application in business and entrepreneurship, and addresses solutions to pressing environmental, economic and social problems.

We are dedicated to make Raising Our Voices as accessible as possible so that as many participants as possible can meaningfully engage in these upcoming virtual events. Accessibility support costs account for 50% of the event series expenses. While registering, you have the choice to pay more and support these expenses by choosing one of the Registration and Subsidizing Accessibility Costs options. 

Additionally, we invite all attendees to join us in supporting and implementing accessible practices. We have developed a number of resources for participants to successfully implement accessible practices, which primarily address auditory and visual access needs.

Learn more about what we are doing to make Raising Our Voices more accessible and what you can do too by reviewing the accessible practices we have outlined for the event. 

If your event was accepted, congratulations! Make sure to check out what accessible practices are required and expected for your event. Our accessibility tips, tricks, and tools page can help you determine what resources will be most helpful to you when preparing your presentation. 

Event platform website accessibility note:

  • Includes basic accessible markup that will allow screen readers to interrupt the site with some minor inconveniences. Please be aware that items such as relationships between elements and blocking of elements are not written in the markup.
  • Keyboard users can navigate the site with little to no difficulty.
  • The event site provides control over the color theme to adjust color contrast ratio as necessary. 
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Exhibit and Sponsor Virtually

Raising Our Voices 2020 will include a unique opportunity for exhibitors and sponsors to network, showcase products / services, and meet potential clients. This year we will offer a variety of options for participating with us virtually, including booths, sponsorships, and advertising. We have exciting new features and upgrades, such as video chatting with attendees, giveaway buttons, and PDF and website links. Find more information about these opportunities on our exhibits page!

Learn more about Exhibits & Sponsorships