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Celebrate Student Saturday!

Student Saturday was developed to encourage anthropology students to attend the AAA annual meetings and provide programming of particular interest to them. This event includes the annual Graduate School Fair in addition to special programs designed specifically for students joining us in San Francisco. Anthropology students may attend Student Saturday at the discounted rate of only $50 for one-day admission. Registration includes access to all regular sessions and special events on Saturday.  Special Programming will include:

  • 4th Annual Graduate School Fair from 10am-2pm in the Grand Ballroom
  • Trivia (with great prizes!) at the Graduate School Fair
  • Graduate School Fair Reception from 2pm-3pm in the Grand Ballroom
  • Free coffee, tea, and snacks at the Reception!
  • Workshop on careers in anthropology conducted by Carol Ellick and Joe Watkins (University of Oklahoma).  Ellick and Watkins recently released The Anthropology Graduate’s Guide: From Student to Career (Left Coast Press).  This workshop will be held from 10am-12pm in Continental 1. Registration is required.
  • Sessions, workshops, roundtables, poster sessions, and film screenings of particular interest to students
  • National Association of Student Anthropologists annual Business Meeting from 12:15pm-1:30pm in Golden Gate 8

This Student Guide to the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association includes tips for student attendees, a schedule of special events and suggested sessions, as well as a Guide to Annual Meeting Terms. View it now and receive a copy on-site when you register for Student Saturday.

To register for Student Saturday, please visit the online registration page. A tutorial on how to register can be found here.

Note: Students who are registered for meeting sessions during the week are eligible to participate in sessions and events on Saturday. Please click here to access the preliminary program of sessions taking place at the Annual Meeting.

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.

At the AAA Annual Meeting, Saturday is coined Student Saturday for the many activities and programming offered with student interests in mind. Back by popular demand, the Graduate School Fair will feature a variety of anthropology programs. And this year a session entitled, Top 10 Tips for Getting a  Job in Anthropology will feature Carol J. Ellick and Joe E. Watkins, authors of The Anthropology Graduate’s Guide: From student to a career.

What are two other events that would be of particular interest to all students that are occurring on that Saturday?

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 messenger bag 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

Register for Student Saturday

Held on November 19, 2011 at the 110th AAA Annual Meeting in Montreal, all students are invited to Student Saturday! At the discounted rate of $50 for one-day admission, registration includes a workshop on careers in anthropology, entry into the Graduate School Fair and much more. Student Saturday offers a myriad of student-focused sessions and events that you won’t want to miss. Click here for details and pre-register. Hurry, pre-registration ends on October 15.  

Already registered?
Students have special access to deeply discounted sleeping rooms at the AAA Annual Meeting at the Hotel Dauphin Montreal Centre-Ville and Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Rooms must be booked through the AAA Housing Bureau. The Annual Meeting sessions will take place at the Palais des congres de Montreal (Montreal Convention Center). Special events will also be held at the Hyatt Regency (Headquarter Hotel), Westin Montreal and Intercontinental Montreal Hotels, all hotels in the AAA housing block (including student hotels) are located within walking distance to all Annual Meeting activities. The deadline is October 26, but student housing will likely sell out well before the deadline.

Montreal Monday answer
And speaking of hotels, congratulations to Nissa S. and Casey S. for winning the Montreal Monday trivia question. The three hotels on the same street are: Westin Montreal, Embassy Suites Montreal and the Intercontinental Montreal hotels. A special thanks to all who participated! Stay tuned for next week’s Montreal Monday.

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