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Join Us in Vancouver

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Join AAA, the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA), and thousands of your friends and colleagues at the Vancouver Convention Center November 20-24, 2019 to build lasting connections, uncover new career and mentoring opportunities, and explore the latest research. 

Meeting Details and Logistics:

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

Important Updates:

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Call for Late-Breaking Sessions | Due Sept. 11 (3 pm ET)

The AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting Call for Papers submission portal is OPEN for Late-Breaking Sessions.

Late-breaking submissions are topical, timely, and relevant to current events and show particular relevance beyond the April 10 General Call for Papers deadline.

The topical themes for this year's Late-Breaking Sessions are:

  • Cultural heritage protection
  • Global health
  • Race and social justice
  • Migration and displacement
  • Global environmental change
  • Human rights (academic freedom, sexual harassment/assault, LGBTQ rights, etc.)
  • Other scholarship-informed late-breaking topics

Proposals must be submitted by
Wednesday, September 11 (3 pm Eastern Time).

>> Click here to view submission criteria for these competitive proposals.

Late-Breaking Eligibility

  • Membership:  All session participants must be AAA or CASCA members at the time of proposal submission.
    • Those wishing to satisfy membership through CASCA must contact CASCA and complete this process by Tuesday, September 3.
    • Those wishing to satisfy membership through AAA must complete this process by Wednesday, September 11 (3 pm ET).
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Annual Meeting Theme

The 2019 AAA Annual Meeting Logo. Text: Changing Climates; November 20-24, 2019, Vancouver; Changer D’air. Three circles of blue fans, red lines in alternating triangles, and yellow alternating circles surround the text.


We are thrilled to announce the theme of the joint AAA/CASCA 2019 Meeting to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: 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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AAA/CASCA Annual Meeting Collaboration Zone

Are you looking for someone to join your panel or are you looking for a panel to join at the 2019 AAA/CASCA 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.

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Accessibility Resources

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AAA is committed to ensuring that our Annual Meeting is accessible to all attendees and that we meet and go beyond 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. The below links provide more information about the accessibility of the Annual Meeting and how to request accommodations.


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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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