The 2017 Annual Meeting will focus on why Anthropology Matters! With more than 750 sensational sessions, the Annual Meeting will surely provide unique opportunities to connect, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of anthropology.

Anthropology Matters!, the theme for the 116th AAA Annual Meeting, is a call across the field to unite in our diversity, to embrace difficulty, be vibrant messmates, and promote the relevance of what anthropology is and does. Anthropology is best at describing the past, exploring the present, predicting the future, and navigating the processes of being and becoming human.