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  81st Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida
April 6-10, 2016

2016 Call for Submissions (PDF)

A Letter from SAA' President

April 1, 2015

Dear Colleagues:

It’s time to start planning your participation in next year’s 81st Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. We are excited to take our meeting to “The City Beautiful”, and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be an unforgettable event!

Following is the Call for Submissions for SAA’s 81at Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, April 6-10, 2016. As you may be aware, submissions are only accepted electronically via SAAweb. SAA will use the same online submission system as last year, and overall, the feedback continues to be extremely positive.

The web system is simple, straight forward, and user-friendly. The system allow users to make changes to their submissions online, count and summarize participant roles in one convenient location, register for the meeting, and allow participants to update their SAA membership profile instantly. Session chairs can invite participants to their session via automated emails or simply by providing the participant with their session ID number. The system will even auto-submit your session with all completed participants (meaning the participant has completed all required steps including the registration payment) when the deadline hits.

The web-based system will be open for submissions on May 4, 2015. Once available, you will be able to access the system by visiting the SAAweb homepage (www.saa.org) and clicking the submissions link.

The submissions deadline is Thursday, September 10, 2015, 3 pm Eastern Time. There is no grace period, as all submissions are electronic. There are no late fees, as nothing may be submitted after the deadline, and changes to a submission may be made up until the deadline. The afternoon deadline is to ensure that staff are on hand to assist right up until the moment the system shuts down at 3 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

A note about the Amerind Seminar program for session organizers: Co-sponsored by the SAA and the Amerind Foundation, this program will recognize an outstanding symposium at the 2016 Annual Meeting. Complete information is located in the Call for Submissions and on the Amerind web site (www.amerind.org). If you wish to have your symposium considered for this program, be certain to select the appropriate check box on your web submission form.

While the 2016 Annual Meeting is just over twelve months away, I know many of you will want to organize your contribution before summer arrives with its many demands.  We look forward to seeing you in Orlando next April.


Jeff Altschul

P.S. As you may be aware, presenting at the annual meeting is a privilege of membership in SAA.

•Current members submitting must renew their membership for 2016 before the close of the membership grace period, January 30, 2016.
•Nonmembers submitting must join the Society by November 16, 2015.

Should either non-members or renewing members miss their respective renewal/join deadline, the Board of Directors will reject the submission. This action will supersede any action by the Program Committee. Once rejected by the Board, the pending submission cannot be reinstated. Also, please be aware that the deadlines are firm.


 Important Dates Minimize



  • Submission System Opens:
    May 4, 2015
  • Submission Deadline:
  • September 10, 2015 3pm Eastern Time (EST)
  • Meeting Payment Confirmations Sent:
    November 10, 2015
  • Membership Join Deadline for Nonmember Participants:
    November 16, 2015
  • Withdrawal Deadline:
    Postmarked December 1, 2015
  • Participation Decision Letters from Program Committee:
    December 5, 2015
  • Preliminary Program Posted on SAAweb:
    Late December (hardcopy mailed early January 2016)
  • Membership Renewal Deadline for Current Member Particpants:
    January 30, 2016





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