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Evening Plans – Opening Reception and AAA Business Meeting

Making plans for this evening?

Join your colleagues this evening at the Opening Reception. The reception hosted by AAA will begin at 5:oopm tonight in the Exhibit Hall located in the Grand Ballroom of the San Francisco Hilton Union Square. Food and beverages will be served.

Next, head down to the Ballroom level of the Hilton to the AAA Business Meeting  located in Continental 5. The meeting will begin at 6:15pm.

Tonight! Inaugural Plenary Session

Welcome to San Francisco, AAA members!

Tonight is the inaugural Plenary Session:

WHY WE CAN’T ALL JUST GET ALONG: RACE, LANGUAGE, AND MEANING IN THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Panelists include Johnnetta Betsch Cole (National Museum of African Art), H. Samy Alim (Stanford University) and Rogers Smith (University of Pennsylvania)

The 2012 presidential election highlighted the deep political and philosophical divisions within the United States. As the nation faced severe economic difficulties and increasing forms of inequality, once marginal anti-government advocacy gained renewed prominence. In this political and economic climate, voters were faced with the most stark choices in a generation over the regulatory and redistributive powers and duties of the national government. Debates on social issues, including women’s access to reproductive services, immigration, and LBGT rights, displayed similarly profound divides over basic American values. These divisions will be discussed along with a critical assessment of the powerful role of Super-PACs, new media, and ever-present polling in both shaping the elections and distracting the public from substantive issues. Using anthropological and political theory, this inaugural AAA Plenary Panel will explore these cleavages and their impacts on voter sentiment and the outcome of the 2012 elections.

This session will begin at 6:00pm in rooms Continental 4-6 of the Hilton Union Square.

A San Francisco Treat

It’s the last day of our giveaway!

Throughout the month of October, we have been giving away Annual Meeting gear to our blog readers. The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18.

To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. All the comments will be held for moderation until 9am (EST) of the next day. A commenter to answer the question correctly will be chosen at random to win an item of Annual Meeting gear.

Today’s trivia question:

Trick or treat! Here at the AAA office, we’ve got a few treats to share with our blog readers.

Tell us what you are looking forward to most about the 111th AAA Annual Meeting in the comment section of this blog. Three winners will be selected at random.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

A San Francisco Treat

Throughout the month of October, we have been giving away Annual Meeting gear to our blog readers. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. You have three more chances to win!

To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. All the comments will be held for moderation until the end of the day. A commenter to answer the question correctly will be chosen at random to win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

Today’s trivia question:

On Thursday night (November 15, 2012), all meeting attendees are invited to an Opening Reception held from 5-7pm. Where will this reception be held?

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. Want to keep track of the sessions and events you’ll be attending during the Annual Meeting? Set up your schedule through the Personalized Scheduler.

A San Francisco Treat

Throughout the month of October, we have been giving away Annual Meeting gear to our blog readers. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. You have three more chances to win!

To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. All the comments will be held for moderation until the end of the day. A commenter to answer the question correctly will be chosen at random to win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

Today’s trivia question:

How much does it cost to create a job seeker profile in the AAA Career Center?

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. Be sure to visit the AAA Placement Center while at the Annual Meeting.

Thinking of a Career in Anthropology? Attend the NAPA/AAA Careers Expo

Meet professional anthropologists and explore career options at the NAPA/AAA Careers Expo at the AAA Annual Meeting. The Careers Expo will be held on Friday, November 16 in the main exhibit hall, 11 am-4 pm.  Talk with professional anthropologists working in government, for-profit and non-profit organizations.   Archaeologists, medical anthropologists, cultural anthropologists.  Careers in cultural resources, health and human services, design and promotion, policymaking, and more!

A San Francisco Treat

Throughout the month of October, we’ll be giving readers gear for the Annual Meeting. Each day will be a different trivia question, so check back in daily for your chance to win. To answer the trivia question, you will need to leave your answer as a comment here on this blog. All the comments will be held for moderation until the end of the day. A commenter to answer the question correctly will be chosen at random to win an item of Annual Meeting gear. There will be one prize-winner each day. Once you win, you will be ineligible to win again during this blog series.

Today’s trivia question:

There are many membership benefits for AAA members to take advantage of. List three

The AAA Annual Meeting will be held this year in San Francisco from November 14-18. AAA members can register at a discounted rate. Are you an AAA member?

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