The AAA Section Presidents' list serv has been buzzing lately with the idea of a one-day registration to the AAA annual meeting. Since this would increase access for all potential participants, I have voiced SACC's support for the proposal.
I've been approached by several CSAS and ASA members about policies
> governing the meeting registration fee. Specifically, I was asked if there
> is any possibility of instituting a one-day registration for our annual
> meeting. It would be for people, mainly non-anthropologists, who want to
> participate in an AAA session but will come only for that session. In one
> specific case, a colleague has invited three biologists from UC, Berkeley,
> whom she says "are eager to participate in the proposed session on
> Integrative Biology and Anthropology" but are balking at the registration
> cost of $218 each-even with a waiver of non-member fees. I know that we
> have been discussing ways to make our meetings more accessible to
> non-anthropologists, and I believe the idea of a one-day registration was
> on the table at some point. Does anyone know what became of the idea?
> Would it be worth reconsidering?
> Rick Feinberg
> CSAS Section Assembly Representative
> and Professor of Anthropology
> Kent State University
> Kent, OH 44242