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The 2020 AAA Annual Meeting has been cancelled, but that does not mean we will remain silent. Quite the opposite: anthropologists will be Raising Our Voices through a Fall event series that will be offered online for live, interactive participation as well as view-on-demand.
The 2020 theme, “Truth and Responsibility,” will be carried over to 2021, when it can be more fully realized with our Annual Meeting in Baltimore (November 17-21, 2021). Program Chair Bianca Williams has committed to chair the 2021 Executive Program Committee.
The people and groups who proposed sessions and papers in response to the 2020 Call for Papers will be asked if they would like to have their submissions deferred to 2021.
Launching Two Raising Our Voices Events – Symposia on Climate Change and Entrepreneurship! More information about the symposia may be found below.
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Currently, Raising Our Voices includes two event formats - Live-Streamed Events and View-On-Demand Events, which will be pre-recorded and posted to the Raising Our Voices website for viewing with the opportunity for interactive discussion scheduled outside the Live-Streamed content times.
Learn more about the submission process by watching our “Raising Our Voices: Guide to Submitting” featuring AAA Director of Meetings and Conferences, Nate Wambold.
We will host two types of events:
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.
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.
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.
Total live-streamed content (160 hours) will be divided among all participating Sections based on their total membership as of December of 2019. Live-streamed content will be spread over 10 days, with no content from any given Section in competition with other content from that same Section. Participants are limited to only one live-streamed session; organizers / chairs / submitters may be included on more than one live-streamed session, but may not present in more than one.
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. There is no limit to how many view-on-demand submissions in which a participant may appear.
Raising Our Voices participant pricing is significantly discounted from the regular Annual Meeting registration and placed on a sliding scale, with provisions for group rates and registration fee waivers based on need (criteria to be developed soon).