Call for Papers: Late-Breaking Session Submissions, AAA 2017

AAA is accepting a limited number of Late-Breaking sessions for the 2017 Annual Meeting that are topical, timely, and especially relevant to current events.

Criteria
Presentations must offer findings that were not available until after the April 18, 2017 general call for papers submission deadline.
Applicants may submit late-breaking abstracts even if they have had another abstract accepted for presentation, but abstracts submitted prior to the submission deadline may not be resubmitted.
Topical themes are
  • Cultural Heritage Protection
  • Global Health
  • Police Brutality and Race
  • Politics
  • Migration
  • Science under Attack
  • Other
Proposal Category
There are three formats for Late-Breaking Sessions: Oral Presentation, Roundtable, and Individual Gallery (formerly Poster Sessions). If you are submitting as a group of four to seven people, you may choose either the Oral or Roundtable Proposal Category. If you are submitting as an individual, you must choose the Individual Gallery Proposal Category. 

Oral Presentation Sessions should include
  • a session title
  • an abstract for the session as a whole (up to 500 words)
  • one to two organizers, one to two chairs, zero to two discussants, and four to seven paper presenters
  • an abstract from each paper presenter (up to 250 words)
  • identify a point person for the group to initiate the submission process in the portal. This person will select the Proposal Category, enter the Session title, enter the abstract for the Session, and provide names and contact information for the presenters
  • after this has been completed, presenters in the session will be prompted via email to enter the portal and submit their individual abstracts
  • the point person is responsible for submitting the completed Session
  • a submission confirmation will be sent to all Session participants

  Roundtable Sessions should include
  • a session title
  • an abstract for the session as a whole (up to 500 words)
  • one to two organizers, one to two chairs, zero to two discussants, and two to seven Roundtable presenters
  • individual abstracts are NOT required from Roundtable presenters
  • identify a point person for the group to initiate the submission process in the portal. This person will select the Proposal Category, enter the Session title, enter the abstract for the Session, and provide names and contact information for the presenters
  • after this has been completed, presenters in the session will be prompted via email to confirm their participation
  • the point person is responsible for submitting the completed Session
  • a submission confirmation will be sent to all Session participants
Individual Gallery (formerly Poster) Sessions should include
  • a session title (this will also serve as your Gallery title)
  • an abstract for the Gallery (up to 500 words)
  • the individual presenter is responsible for submitting the completed Session
  • a submission confirmation will be sent to the individual presenter
Eligibility
All participants must be AAA members in order to submit a proposal. Registration is NOT required at the time of proposal submission. Upon acceptance of the late-breaking sessions, participants will be notified and will need to register for the meeting no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on October 19. Failure to register by the deadline will result in forfeiture of participation and removal from the program. Non-member guests may be permitted to present under compelling circumstances.

Timeline
The late-breaking abstract submission will be open August 14 and will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on September 17. Acceptance notifications will go out the week of October 2. Participants will then have a little more than two weeks to register for the meeting, otherwise they forfeit their participation in the Late-Breaking Session.

Instructions
Log in to the Submission site with your AAA AnthroGateway credentials.