The 89th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists will be held in Los Angeles, California at the JW Marriott Los Angeles LA Live (900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca. 90015)  from April 15-18, 2020

We welcome our sister organizations who will be meeting with us in Los Angeles: the Human Biology Association (HBA), the Paleopathology Association (PPA), the Paleoanthropology Society, the American Association of Anthropological Genetics (AAAG), and the Dental Anthropology Association (DAA).

General Meeting Information

Business Meeting

  • Agenda (draft): This is a work in progress. Please check back frequently for updates.

Important Deadlines for the 2020 AAPA Annual Meeting

August 15, 2019  (deadline has passed)

  • Symposium Proposals

October 15, 2019 (deadline has passed)

  • Abstracts for papers and posters                             
  • Nominations for Executive Committee                                       
  • Applications for Early Career Liaison to the Executive Committee                                      
  • Applications for Student Liaison to the Executive Committee                                      
  • Nominations for the Darwin Lifetime Achievement Award                                       
  • Nominations for the Lasker Service Award
  • Nominations for the AAPA Communication & Outreach Award

November 15, 2019 (deadline has passed)

  • Proposals for Workshops, Discussion Sessions, or Training Events
  • Applications for the Ethics Committee Fellows Program

January 1, 2020 (deadline has passed)

  • Applications for Pollitzer Student Travel Awards

January 15, 2020 (deadline has passed)

  • Applications for Cobb Professional Development Grants

January 31, 2020 (deadline has passed)

  • Applications for participation in the Committee on Diversity Undergraduate Research Symposium

March 1, 2020

March 15, 2020

March 19, 2020

March 22, 2020

March 31, 2020

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