Message From AAFS Anthropology Section Program Chairs

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Sources: Marin A. Pilloud, PhD, Program Section Chair, and Allysha P. Winburn, PhD, Program Section Co-Chair

We want to remind you all to be thinking of ideas for abstracts, workshops, symposia, and special sessions for the AAFS annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, February 17–22, 2020. The meeting theme is Crossing Borders.

As you formulate ideas, please take a look at the Anthropology Section abstract review process and rubric available here:

Thanks to everyone who completed the survey that went out in February. Based on the survey results, we are planning concurrent sessions on Thursday, with no sessions planned for Saturday. We will request that the meeting rooms be close together on Thursday if possible, but keep in mind that we are constrained by the venue and the needs of the other sections.

We are also compiling a list of session moderators and abstract reviewers. Please contact either of us (Marin Pilloud ( or Allysha Winburn ( if you would like to volunteer.

As you formulate your presentation for this year’s August 1 abstract deadline, please consider the elements above. We welcome special session, speaker, or symposium ideas, so feel free to contact us at any time with questions, suggestions, or proposals.

Thank you!