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At the AAPA business meeting at the 87th Annual Meeting in Austin Texas (Friday, April 13, 2018) the Executive Committee stated its intention to hold a non-binding survey of all AAPA members to assess their opinions on whether the AAPA should change its name, and if so what that name should be. 

The intent of this survey is to allow ALL members (Regular, Student, Special) to express their opinion on this important issue.

Please review the arguments for and against a name change for our association and participate in the survey here.

The survey will be open until November 30, 2018.

Based on the outcome of this survey the following actions will be taken:

  • The Executive Committee will hold a binding vote of members of the association (regular members including life members, spousal members, developing country members) on whether the name should be changed and what the name should be.
  • Depending on the results of the binding vote the Executive Committee will  initiate the name change procedures at  the 88th annual business meeting in Cleveland, Ohio (March 29th, 2019).
  • In accordance with the AAPA bylaws a final vote on name change will be held at the 89th annual business meeting in Los Angeles, CA (April 17, 2020).

This survey will help to decide the future of our association. Please participate now and make your voice heard!

Leslie Aiello

President, American Association of Physical Anthropologists


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