| || Casting common sense in new light by
making the familiar seem strange and the strange seem familiar is a venerable
strategy used across anthropology's subfields. It can denaturalize
taken-for-granted frames and expand the horizons of students and public alike.
But useful as this process of estrangement and familiarization can be, it can
lapse into exoticism through "us/them" comparisons that veil
historical and contemporary relations of power and powerlessness within
and across societies, begging the question of the normative templates (of the
"West," of "whiteness") that lurk behind. |
Where's it being held?
Location Colorado Convention Center
700 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Housing for the 114th AAA Annual Meeting
is now open!
It has been brought to our attention that there are non
sanctioned companies soliciting our members and exhibitors to secure guestrooms
in Denver through their unsanctioned sites versus through one of AAA's official
2015 hotels. The "National Travel Associates" is not affiliated with
AAA and has been engaging in unethical business practices by misrepresenting
themselves and soliciting our members and our exhibiting companies. PLEASE
DO NOT SECURE HOUSING THROUGH ANY THIRD PARTY OTHER THAN OUR OFFICIAL HOUSING SITE.
The only AAA endorsed housing agency is the Denver CVB and anyone
attending or exhibiting at AAA's Annual Meeting should secure housing through
our official web site at http://www.aaanet.org/hotel.
If you are contacted by any other company
trying to solicit hotel rooms, please be advised they are not affiliated with
AAA. You run the risk of your reservation not being honored or a guestroom not
being available for you when you arrive into Denver in November.
AAA has negotiated and secured a limited number of reduced-rate hotel
rooms to make your convention experience to Denver affordable and
worthwhile. All guestrooms within the AAA 2015 room block include
complimentary in-room internet and each of the hotels has been properly vetted
and secured as an official AAA 2015 property. View our hotels and we
encourage you to book early for the best selection and price. To make your
guestroom reservation go to our Hotel Page.
Must See in 2015
As an orienting theme for the 114th
AAA Annual Meeting, we invited proposals for Executive Program Committee that
press us to grapple with how and why this strategy proves both productive and
obstructive, considering what it simultaneously opens up and 'nails down.' We
particularly sought proposals that brought together and fostered dialogue among
sub-fields as we scrutinize the multiple uses and effects of this durable
anthropological 'way of knowing.'
latest books and supplies at the annual meeting exhibit hall, we have put up an interactive map, so you can see who will be coming this year. Exhibit hall is open Wednesday to Saturday
in the Four Seasons Ballroom at the Colorado Convention Center.Business Meeting
The Business Meeting will be held on Friday,
November 20 from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM in the Colorado Convention Center.
This marks the end of Monica Heller's tenure as the
president of AAA and the beginning of President-elect, Alisse Waterson's two
year term. We ask you to join us as Monica bids farewell and passes the torch
on Saturday, November 21 from 6:15 PM to 7:45 PM in the Colorado Convention
Installations invite anthropological knowledge off
the beaten path of the written conference paper. Like work shared in art
venues, presentations selected as part of the AAA Installations program will
draw on movement, sight, sound, smell, and taste to dwell on the haptic and
engage AAA members and meeting attendees in a diverse world of the senses.
Installations offer attendees an opportunity to learn from a range of vested
interests not typically encountered or easily found on the traditional AAA
program. Installations are meant to disrupt who and what we tend to see at the
Annual Meetings, helping encounter presenters and attendees alike to do
different kinds of things at the intersections of anthropological arts,
sciences, and cultural expression.
Poster Sessions are an evolving piece of the annual
meeting and an exciting way to express your work. Our poster sessions will be
active from Thursday to Saturday in the Four Seasons Foyer in the Colorado Convention
Center. Stop by, learn something new, and be a part of the conversation!
Student Saturday was developed to
encourage anthropology students to attend the AAA annual meetings and provide
programming of particular interest to them. This event includes the
annual Graduate School Fair in addition to special programs designed
specifically for students joining us in Denver. Anthropology students may
attend Student Saturday at the discounted rate of only $50 for one-day
admission. Registration includes access
to all regular sessions and special events on Saturday.
First Time Presenter or
first conference is a rush, but it can also be intimidating. The good news is,
you're surrounded by people who have all been there at one point. First time attendee or just want some general information about the conference this year? Check out our Annual Meeting FAQ Page
for more information.