Submissions

The Late-Breaking Sessions Call for Papers for the 2021 AAA Annual Meeting is open. There are a series of questions you should ask yourself as a submitter to identify which submission type is right for you in this year’s hybrid meeting format.

  1. Are you submitting individually or as a group?
  2. Do you have individual abstracts to present?
  3. Are you (or your group) planning to attend the meeting to present in-person or will you present virtually/online?
  4. Would you like to present live (in real-time) or prepare a recording for viewing by attendees?

Once you have the answers to these questions, we invite you to use this interactive Excel tool, view this PDF flow chart, or complete this decision activity (PDF option, word option) to identify the types of submissions available to you.

View our Late-Breaking Sessions Submission Types page for a more detailed explanation of each submission type available, to include participant roles for each submission type and their limits.

AAA membership and paid registration will not be required to submit to the Call for Papers. All individuals accepted onto the program will be required to become a member (or secure a waiver) and pay registration by the October 15 deadline.

The timeline for the 20201 Call for Papers is below. Please mark your calendars. Check back on this website, follow us on social media, and watch your email (if you are a member) for updates and announcements.

Chronological Order

  • Wednesday, March 31 – General Call for Papers Opens
  • Friday, April 30 – Deadline for Guest Presenter Requests and Program Chair Registration Waiver Requests
  • Friday, April 30 – Annual Meeting Registration Opens
  • Friday, May 21 – Deadline to START a General Call Submission
  • Wednesday, May 26 – Final General Call Submission Deadline
  • Wednesday, June 9 – Special Event Submissions Open
  • Wednesday, July 14 – Special Event Submission Deadline
  • Wednesday, August 11 – Late-Breaking Submissions Open
  • Wednesday, September 8 – Late Breaking Submissions Deadline
  • Week of September 13 – General Call Accept/Decline Notifications Sent
  • Week of September 20 – Special Event Accept/Decline Notifications Sent
  • Week of October 4 – Late Breaking Accept/Decline Notifications Sent
  • Friday, October 15 – Registration Deadline to Appear on the Program

By Submission Type

General Call for Papers

  • Wednesday, March 31 – General Call for Papers Opens
  • Friday, May 21 – Deadline to START a General Call Submission
  • Wednesday, May 26 – Final General Call Submission Deadline
  • Week of September 13 – General Call Accept/Decline Notifications Sent

Special Events

  • Wednesday, June 9 – Special Event Submissions Open
  • Wednesday, July 14 – Special Event Submission Deadline
  • Week of September 20 – Special Event Accept/Decline Notifications Sent

Late-Breaking Sessions

  • Wednesday, August 11 – Late-Breaking Submissions Open
  • Wednesday, September 8 – Late Breaking Submissions Deadline
  • Week of October 4 – Late Breaking Accept/Decline Notifications Sent

All Submission Types

  • Friday, April 30 – Deadline for Guest Presenter Requests and Program Chair Registration Waiver Requests
  • Friday, April 30 – Annual Meeting Registration Opens
  • Friday, October 15 – Registration Deadline to Appear on the Program