We have planned a number of new activities for our annual meeting in Austin (April 11 – 14, 2018). Because of space limitations some of these workshops/events require pre-registration. Also note when you pre-register that some of these events unfortunately have had to be scheduled in conflict with each other.

To register, click on the workshop/event title. Admission to the event cannot be guaranteed without preregistration.

Pre-registration closes on April 1 to allow the organizers sufficient time to contact you with workshop information.


  • 3D Morphology with Open-Source Software. Day/time Wednesday, April 11, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM.  Room: Texas 7, Organizer: A. Murat Maga, (University of Washington). Maximum attendance: 65.  Registration closed.
  • Science Communication and Engagement with Religious Publics. Day/time: Wednesday, April 11, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM. Room: Hill Country D. Organizers: Rob O’Malley and Elizabeth Crocker (American Association for the Advancement of Science). Maximum attendance: 40. Pre-registration required.
  • Social Network Analysis using R. Day/time: Wednesday, April 11,  1:00 PM - 5:00 PM. Room: Big Bend B/C. Organizers: James Holland Jones (Stanford U), Ashley Hazel (Stanford U), and Elspeth Ready (U of Nebraska). Maximum attendance: 20.  Registration closed.
  • Undergraduate Research Symposium and Reception (sponsored by the Committee on Diversity). Day/Time: Wednesday April 11, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Room Griffin Hall, Marriott Hotel Organizers: Cara Wall-Scheffler (Seattle Pacific University) and Marcie Meyers (St. Catherine University).



  • Teaching in the 21st Century (sponsored by the AAPA Committee on Diversity AACT).  Day/time: Friday, April 13th 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. Venue: Big Bend B-C. Organizer: Marilyn London (U of Maryland), Susan Kirkpatrick Smith (Kennesaw State U), and  Gwyn Madden (Grand Valley State University).  This years’ topic is “Field Schools.” Maximum attendance: 30.  Registration closed. Please email Marilyn London (mlondon@hers.com) if you would like to be put on the waiting list. 
  • Balanced: A Panel on Family Life and Careers in Academia (sponsored by AAPA Committee on Diversity-WIN). Day/time: Friday, April 13,  12:15 PM - 2:15 PM, Room Texas 1. Organizers: Kathryn Grow Allen (University of Buffalo). Maximum attendance: 50. Pre-registration required.
  • Open Forum on the development of a formal AAPA mentoring program (Sponsored by the AAPA Executive Committee and the AAPA Committee on Diversity). Day/time: Friday April 13, 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM. Room: Hill Country A. Organizers: Andrea Taylor (Touro University), Robin Bernstein (University of Colorado). Maximum attendance: 35. Pre-registration required.
  • Wikipedia Editing workshop  (sponsored by the AAPA History and Awards Committee). Day/time; Friday, April 13 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM. Venue: Padre Island. Organizer: Anne Stone (Chair History and Awards Committee). Maximum attendance: 15. Pre-registration required.
  • Career Development Panel: How to Write a Grant Proposal (sponsored by the AAPA Career Development Committee). Day/time: Friday April 13, 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM. Room Foothills 1. Organizer: Nate Dominy (Dartmouth), (Chair Career Development Committee).
  • COD AACT Panel on Career Paths (sponsored by the AAPA Committee on Diversity AACT). Day/time: Friday April 13, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM. Room Foothills 1. Organizers: Jessica Westin (Kirkwood Community College) and Lauren Butaric (Des Moines University). 


  • Families and fieldwork: Navigating work-life balance. Day/time: Saturday, April 14, 12:15 PM - 2:15 PM. Room: Texas 5/6. Organizers: Jennifer Danzy Cramer (American Public University System), Kerry M. Dore (Baylor University), Stephanie Spehar (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh), Katherine Amato (Northwestern University). Maximum attendance: 30. Pre-registration required.
  • Presidential Panel Discussion: Should the AAPA Change Our Name?  Day/Time: Saturday April 14, 12:15 -2:15 PM. Room Zilker 4. Organizer: Leslie Aiello (AAPA President). 

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