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AAA 118th Annual Meeting - American Anthropological Association

Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia
Nov 20 - Nov 24, 2019

Why Attend

Event Overview:

The AAA Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of anthropologists with 7,000 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.

About AAA:

The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest association for professional anthropologists, with more than 10,000 members. Based in Washington, DC, the Association was founded in 1902, and covers all four main fields of anthropology (cultural anthropology, biological/physical anthropology, archaeology, and linguistic anthropology).

While 75% of our members are employed in higher education or are students of anthropology, about 25% of our members work in the public, private, and non-governmental sectors, beyond the academy. The Association is organized into 40 sections, each reflecting specialized domains of knowledge. We publish a portfolio of 22 journals, offer career planning and professional development services, support college and university departments, award numerous prizes and fellowships, sponsor a paid summer internship program, a summer field school in ethnography and occupational therapy, and stage research conferences in the Fall and Spring each year. We also have a public education initiative that highlights the contributions made by anthropological research to important and enduring topics such as race and migration.

The Association is proud to belong to a number of inter-organizational collaborations, including the World Council of Anthropological Associations, the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the National Humanities Alliance, and the American Council of Learned Societies.

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.

Exhibitor Information:

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 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.

Why Exhibit at AAA?

Join us for the leading anthropological annual meeting of the year and network with 7,000 anthropologists.

7,000 anthropologists, both professional and academic, will be in attendance! A complimentary Post-Show Attendee List is given to all exhibitors.

Scan your visitors’ attendee badges and collect all the information you need to follow up or to make a sale.

Exhibitors can be attendees too! Exhibitors receive additional opportunities to interact with conference attendees with access to ALL educational sessions. For every 10’ x 10’ exhibitor space, three (3) full conference registration badges are included.

Showcase your books or journals to our academic base interested in pursuing their education, and who are interested in publishing their own work.

Provide attendees with innovations in their field. Give them hands-on demonstrations that will allow them to see how technology can revolutionize their work.

Ensure that your company name and products are remembered by keeping your company at the forefont of the annual meeting.

Learn what new issues anthropologists are facing in academia or in the field. Discover their concerns and how you can help resolve their problems

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