Students! -- Submit your application for a Student Presentation award here. The submission deadline is February 22, 2019

The deadline for Meeting Registration at the pre-registration rate is: February 27, 2019. Register here.

The deadline for Free Childcare Registration is: February 22, 2019. Register here

Students - Volunteer here to help make the Cleveland meetings a success - and have you meeting registration fee waived!

You can make your hotel reservation at the reduced AAPA rate here.

 A PDF of the meeting program is now available. A user-friendly online version of the program is available here.

The 2019 AAPA meetings (March 27-30, 2019) will be held in Cleveland, Ohio, where you can browse modern art inside a turn-of-the-century transformer station, visit the rock-and-roll hall of fame, and wander through Playhouse square, the largest performing arts center in the United States outside of New York. The main conference hotel, the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, is located in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant downtown area and is directly connected to the Huntington Convention Center, the 2019 meeting venue. Come and join us for great anthropology, experience the numerous micro-breweries, and enjoy the Cleveland experience where "grit meetings sophistication!"   We also welcome our sister organizations who will be meeting with us in Cleveland: the Human Biology Association (HBA), the Paleopathology Association (PPA), the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), and the Dental Anthropology Association (DAA).

Meeting Information

Important links:


Call for Submissions 2019 

August 15, 2018  (the deadline has now passed)

October 15, 2018 deadline (the deadline has now passed)

November 15, 2018 deadline (the deadline has now passed)


Other Important Deadlines

January 1, 2019 

January 15, 2019  

February 1, 2019 

February 15,  2019    

  • Applications for Student Volunteers to help at the meetings (and have their registration fees waived!)

February 22, 2019

March 1, 2019

March 15, 2019

Our sister organizations are also meeting in Cleveland! 

Human Biology Association (HBA)

Paleopathology Association (PPA)

American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) 

Dental Anthropology Association (DAA) 

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