The AAS is seeking EOIs from an Australian university to host the 2024 AAS Annual Conference.
The Annual Conference is one of the Society’s core activities, and allows for the AAS community to convene, exchange ideas, engage with contemporary debates in the field, and celebrate achievements in the discipline. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) also takes place during the annual conference.
The conference usually takes place between late November and early December, and includes a program of keynote speakers, plenaries, several concurrent streams of panels, as well as a conference dinner during which prizes and awards are announced.
The anthropology faculty at the host university comprise the organising committee and include volunteers and work closely with the AAS to choose a conference theme. The budget for the conference which is jointly agreed upon by AAS and the partner organization supports the recruitment of a paid conference organiser to assist in the running and ticketing of the event.
Conference themes have included:
2023: “Vulnerabilities”, Macquarie University
2022: “Life Support”, Deakin University
2019: “Values in Anthropology, Values of Anthropology”, ANU
2018: “Life in an Age of Death”, James Cook University
Following the EOI period, a Memorandum of Understanding will be drafted between the host institution and the AAS.
The AAS is seeking EOIs from interested parties by COB Friday November 3, 2023. Please email us a brief paragraph (300-400 words) at firstname.lastname@example.org with a proposed topic and dates.
A more detailed list of previous conference is available on the AAS website. To discuss further, please contact us at email@example.com.