AAPA Austin Logo with Hotel revised

The 2018 AAPA meetings will be held in Austin, Texas, which has been named the "Live Music Capital of the World." The main conference hotel, the Hyatt Regency Austin, is located on the shores of the Colorado River and is in a perfect location just across the bridge from downtown. Come and join us for great anthropology, for the eclectic live-music scene centered around country, blues and rock, and for Austin’s many parks and lakes that are popular for hiking, biking, swimming and boating.  We also welcome our sister organizations who will be meeting with us in Austin: the Human Biology Association, the Paleopathology Association, the Palaeoanthropology Society,  the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), and the Dental Anthropology Association (DAA) .


Upload you Podium Presentations to the AAPA Secure Server here

You must upload your podium presentations to the secure server at least one-half day before your presentation. This remote link will be open until Tuesday, April 10. After that date, you must upload your presentation in the Speaker Ready Room (Big Bend A, Hyatt Regency Hotel). 

Please read the Conduct of Ethics for AAPA meeting attendance.

Read the welcome letter from Josh Snodgrass, Vice President and Scientific Program Chair

The Business Meeting agenda and AAPA committee reports are available here.

PDFs of the final meeting program and abstract book are now available. A user-friendly online version of the program is available here.

Download the meeting apps for iOS or Android devices.

Meeting Information

Important links:


Call for Submissions 2018 

August 15, 2017  (submission process has been completed)    

  •  Symposium Proposals 

October 16, 2017  (submission process has been completed)

November 15, 2017 (submission process has been completed)


Other Important Deadlines

January 1, 2018 (submission process has been completed)         

January 15, 2018  (submission process has been completed)    

February 1, 2018 (submission process has been completed)       

March 1, 2018  (submission process has been completed)           

April 1, 2018

Our sister organizations are also meetOing in Austin! 

Human Biology Association

Paleopathology Association 

Palaeoanthropology Society

American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG) 

Dental Anthropology Association (DAA) 

Our meeting sponsors

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