The AAA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of anthropologists with more than 6,000 attendees who participate in activities spanning a 5-day period. The Annual Meeting occurs one week or two weeks prior to the USA Thanksgiving holiday or the week following USA Thanksgiving beginning on Wednesday and ending on Sunday.
The Annual Meeting is divided into two programs; the scholarly program and the professional program. The scholarly program contains sessions comprised of papers, posters, roundtable discussions and inno-vents. The scholarly program is reviewed by the Annual Meeting Program Committee and scheduled by the Executive Program Committee The professional program includes workshops, business meetings, board meetings, and various special events scheduled by the AAA Meetings Department.
Host cities for the annual meeting must be able to accommodate the need for adequate amounts of meeting space and offer unique outlets for social and academic activities such as restaurants, museums and community centers within walking distance to host hotels.
2015 AAA Business Meeting:
The AAA Annual Business Meeting will take place during the Annual Meeting
Whether you are an academic press or documentary film producer, a software publisher or research institute, if your target market includes anthropologists and affiliated professionals, you can't afford to miss the opportunity to participate in AAA's 2015 Exhibition. In the enormously diverse field of anthropology, our exhibitors are respected for their superior products and services, which are purchased by top-ranking anthropologists and institutions the world over. To preview this year's event, here's a profile of the types of organizations that will be exhibiting:
Software Publishers, and many, many more!
Founded in 1902, the American Anthropological Association (AAA) is the world's largest organization of individuals interested in anthropology. Although there were several other American anthropological societies in existence at the turn of the 20th century, this new, national organization was formed "to promote the science of anthropology, to stimulate and coordinate the efforts of American anthropologists, to foster local and other societies devoted to anthropology, to serve as a bond among American anthropologists and anthropologic[al] organizations present and prospective, and to publish and encourage the publication of matter pertaining to anthropology" (AAA Articles of Incorporation). At its incorporation, the Association also assumed responsibility for the American Anthropologist, which was originally begun in 1888 by the Anthropological Society of Washington (ASW). By 1905, the journal also served the American Ethnological Society, in addition to the AAA and ASW.