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Welcome to Montreal!

Today kicks off the 110th AAA Annual Meeting.

Check out the session Montréalology today at 16:00-17:45 given by our Canadian hosts
16:00 – Introduction
16:15 – The Montréal School: 30 Years of Research On Urban Social Mix – Annick Germain (Institut national de la recherche scientifique – Urbanisation Culture Société)

16:30 – Montréal On the Move: Language Practices In a City Redefined – Patricia Lamarre (Université de Montréal)
16:45 – Placing the City In the Life Stories of Displaced Montréalais – Steven High (Concordia University)
17:00 – In the Wake of the Quiet Revolution: The Role of Secularization In Creating Today’s Religious Diversity In Montréal – Geraldine Mossiere (Université de Montréal) and Deirdre Meintel (Universite de Montreal)
17:15 – Discussant -Helen A. Regis (Louisiana State University)
17:30 – Discussion

Top 5 features of the AAA 110th Annual Meeting App

Download the Annual Meeting App before you head to Montréal. With this new app, here are the top 5 of the many features that we like:

  1. My Show – this feature allows you to set your own personalized meeting schedule.
  2. Event Info – this feature has a nifty search function where you can find the sought out session by day, keyword, or speaker. You can also check out the interactive hotel map.
  3. Montreal – this page leads you to the TripBuilder Top Spots and includes dining and tourist suggestions in your local vicinity. It even provides weather reports!
  4. Alerts – this feature provides special AAA announcements during the Annual Meeting.
  5. Social Media – this page links you to AAA’s social media outlets. Remember #AAA2011 is the official hashtag of the Annual Meeting.

We hope you enjoy using this free app and its many features!

Student Membership Opportunity

Are you a student already registered for the Annual Meeting?

There are 44 volunteer time slots remaining! Volunteer a minimum of 8 hours (2 time slots) and get a FREE! Student Membership.

In three simple steps, you’ll be signed-up to volunteer:

1. Check out the volunteer opportunities.
2. Pick the available time slots that fit your schedule.
3. E-mail Joslyn {josten@aaanet.org} with desired day(s) and time slots.

After completing your volunteered time, if you’ve volunteered for 8 hours or more, you will get a one-year student membership.

Lend a helping hand today!

Photo by Holtsman

Going to the Annual Meeting? We’ve got your app for that.

Calling all smartphone users-

The American Anthropological Association unveils the very first Annual Meeting app.  Use the app to personalize your schedule, map your trip logistics, stay up to date with meeting announcements and much more!

Download the app now.

Learn about Digital Audio Field Recording for Ethnography

This full-day AAA workshop (4-0325) at the Annual Meeting in Montreal on Friday, November 18, will thoroughly address both digital audio field recording options as well as best practices for digital preservation. AAA is pleased to sponsor this workshop by Andy Kolovos, the Vermont Folklife Center’s archivist and staff folklorist. He’s run this workshop at other venues and we’re pleased he’s able to share his knowledge and experience with anthropologists. Sign up for it today for only $10 when you register for the meeting or login and add it to your schedule if you are already registered for the meeting.

Here’s the full description of the workshop:

This day-long workshop provides both a general introduction to digital audio field recording options for ethnographers, and an overview of digital preservation best practices to assist researchers with the preservation of their digital audio recordings—in the field and into the future.

The first half of the workshop focuses on digital audio and field recording. It includes an overview of audio recording technology and the nature of digital audio, a discussion of microphones and microphone technique suited to the field recording situations ethnographers commonly encounter, and presents information on current audio recorders, their applications and cost.

The second half the workshop is dedicated to discussions of digital preservation best practices for the short, medium and long-term preservation of field-generated audio recordings. We discuss the computer¹s role in interfacing with digital field recording equipment, examine a variety of hardware and software options, discuss and emphasize the formulation and implementation of a future technology plan for ethnographic digital audio research collections.

Workshop participants are encouraged to bring their own recording equipment for discussion.

It’s Montreal Monday!

The AAA 110th Annual Meeting will take place this year in Montréal, Quebec, Canada from November 16-20, 2011. Now is the time to renew your membership, pre-register for the Annual Meeting, book your hotel,  and add the workshops to your itinerary.

Our gracious Canadian hosts will be presenting sessions with a Canadian theme throughout the AAA Annual Meeting. Montréalology: Traces, Tidemarks & Legacies of a Unique City of Differences and Canadian Indigeneities are two sessions that feature a myriad of 15 minute presentations.

What day and time do these two sessions occur?

In honor of our host city’s bilingual essence, this week’s response must be given in French.
E-mail your answer to americananthro@gmail.com by the end of today.

Two lucky people with the correct answer will win an Annual Meeting t-shirt from the new AAA Café Press shop. Winning answers will be announced here later in the week, so check back often.

Need a hint? Check out the searchable online program.
Need a quick French lesson? Check out this online resource (note: not associated with or endorsed by AAA)

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

Montréal Monday

The AAA 110th Annual Meeting will take place this year in Montréal, Quebec, Canada from November 16-20, 2011. Now is the time to renew your membership, pre-register for the Annual Meeting, book your hotel,  and add the workshops to your itinerary.

There are many sessions, workshops and events to attend during the AAA Annual Meeting. AAA President Virginia Dominquez will give a Presidential Address on Saturday, November 19 from 6:15pm to 7:30pm. This leads to today’s trivia question:

What is the title of the Presidential Address?

E-mail your answer to americananthro@gmail.com by the end of today.

Two lucky people with the correct answer will win an Annual Meeting mug from the new AAA Café Press shop. Winning answers will be announced here later in the week, so check back often.

Need a hint? Check out the searchable online program.

 

 

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

Montréal Monday

The AAA 110th Annual Meeting will take place this year in Montréal, Quebec, Canada from November 16-20, 2011. Now is the time to renew your membership, pre-register for the Annual Meeting, book your hotel,  and add the workshops to your itinerary.

This year the AAA Housing Bureau offers discounted sleeping room rates at a variety of hotels around the Palais des congrès de Montréal (Montreal Convention Center). This leads to today’s trivia question:

Of the nine hotels that offer discounted rates for the AAA Annual Meeting, three of them are located on the same street. List the three hotels.

E-mail your answer to americananthro@gmail.com by the end of today.

Two lucky people with the correct answer will win an Annual Meeting journal from the new AAA Café Press shop. Winning answers will be announced here later in the week, so check back often.

Need a hint? Check out the AAA Annual Meeting Housing page for a complete hotel listing.

 

 

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

AAA/CASCA Welcome Reception at the 110th AAA Annual Meeting

 Thank you to all participants of Montréal Monday!  Congratulations to our two lucky Montréal Monday winners: David B. and Christiano T.

This year the American Anthropological Association has teamed up with the Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA) in welcoming meeting attendees to Montréal by hosting the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception. This reception is open to all meeting attendees and will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2011 from 5-6:30pm.

 Additionally, CASCA will be hosting a reception for CASCA members on Friday, November 18, 2011 beginning at 6:15pm.

 If you haven’t already, be sure to pre-register for the 110th AAA Annual Meeting today!

Already registered? Hotel bookings are filling quickly – contact the AAA Housing Bureau to make your reservation.

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

Happy Montréal Monday

The AAA 110th Annual Meeting will take place this year in Montréal, Quebec, Canada from November 16-20, 2011. Now is the time to renew your membership, pre-register for the Annual Meeting, book your hotel,  and add the workshops to your itinerary.

This year the American Anthropological Association has teamed up with the Canadian Anthropological Society (CASCA) in welcoming meeting attendees to Montréal by hosting the Annual Meeting Welcome Reception from 5-6:30p.m. Which leads us to today’s trivia question:

On what day will the AAA/CASCA Welcome Reception be held?

E-mail your answer to americananthro@gmail.com by the end of today.

Two lucky people with the correct answer will win an Annual Meeting magnet from the new AAA Café Press shop. Winning answers will be announced here later in the week, so check back often.

Need a hint? Check out the searchable online program for complete schedule details.

 

Quick links:
Renew your membership
Complete your meeting registration
Book your hotel
Add a workshop
Purchase the Annual Meeting Abstracts
Order your Annual Meeting Gear

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