Dr. Black Book signing.

Annual Meeting

44th Annual Meeting of the Alaska Anthropological Association
February 27th – March 2nd, 2017
Fairbanks, Alaska

The theme of the conference this year is Bridging Humanities and Sciences through Studies of Circumpolar Societies. As a broadly inclusive, dynamic, and perpetually experimental field anthropology is inherently multi-disciplinary. The thematic and temporal breadth of anthropological engagement reaches across many forms of scholarship, communicated through diverse forms of expression. For its 44th annual meeting, the Alaska Anthropological Association aims to facilitate exchanges between practitioners in the fields of social and natural sciences, visual and literary arts, performance, environmental humanities, local and Indigenous knowledge, and cultural resource and heritage preservation, whose work focuses on the human experience in Alaska and Circumpolar regions.


We welcome ideas for sessions and presentations in a variety of media, including but not limited to papers, posters, storytelling, film, and multi-media performance that explore humanity at high latitudes of the North and South. Comparative insight from research in other regions that enriches the understanding of the human environments at high latitudes is also welcome.

Conference attendees who wish to present at the meeting may submit a symposium, paper, and/or poster abstract. Symposium abstracts should be submitted through the Association website by December 2, 2016 and should plan to have a collection of at least four paper presentations that address the theme of the symposium. Individual paper and poster abstracts should also be submitted via the Association website and are due by January 20, 2017. All paper abstracts that do not have a specific symposium title listed on the form will be reviewed as general submissions. Please contact Angela Linn (ajlinn@alaska.edu) with questions about submitting abstracts.

Poster Guidelines

Posters are not to exceed 3 feet high by 4 feet long. Push pins will be provided. Any other supplies will have to be provided by the poster presenter. All posters need to be set up by 9:00am on Tuesday February 28th, will stay up through at least 4:00pm on Wednesday March 1st, and must be taken down by noon on Thursday March 2nd. If you have any questions or concerns contact Fawn Carter (fmcarter@alaska.edu).


Westmark Fairbanks Hotel and Conference Center


Be sure to check out some of the events at the conference, such as the:
Alaska Consortium of Zooarchaeologists’ Annual Workshop

  • Monday, 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Museums Alaska Board Meeting

  • Monday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

AHRS Advisory Board Meeting

  • Monday, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Conference attendees booking travel on Alaska Airlines can use discount code ECMX501. To use this discount code go online to alaskaair.com and input the code when searching for flights. The discount code can also be used by calling the Alaska Airlines Group Desk at 800-445-4435, but a $15.00 per person ticketing fee will apply.


Conference Room Rates

2 Queens/King Standard: $79.00

2 Queens/King Suites: $99.00

**These prices include continental breakfast.**

**$15.00 for each additional person greater than 2 persons per room**

**24-hour notice is required for all individual cancellations**

For more information on the rooms and accommodations, please visit http://www.westmarkhotels.com/destinations/fairbanks-hotel/.

Conference Group Code is ALAN022517. Individual reservations can be made by guests calling our reservations desk at 800-544-0970 or  online at www.westmarkhotels.com to make reservations using the group code. All reservations must be made by January 27, 2017; after this date all unused space will be released for general sale, and the conference group code may not apply.



Please check out the aaa 2017 Facebook Page or this website for updates.