[URBANTH-L]Conference registration fees and alternative formats

Douglas A. Feldman dfeldman at brockport.edu
Sun Mar 29 20:35:53 EDT 2009

Hi Lisa,

Things may have changed at the AAA.  But in the past, on several occasions, I have had non-anthropologists serve as panelists (technically "discussants") on panels without any charge at all.  This did not apply to discussants on academic paper sessions though.  Permission needed to be individually obtained from the AAA staff person in charge of the anthropology conferences.  In the past, this was Lucille Horn.  Good luck!


Douglas A. Feldman, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor 
The University of Debrecen
Institute of English and American Studies
4032 Debrecen, Egyetem ter 1, 
P.O. Box 73, Hungary
Phone: 00-36-52-324-816
Department of Anthropology
The College at Brockport
State University of New York
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420 USA
dfeldman at brockport.edu

---- Original message ----
>Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2009 13:47:24 -0400
>From: urbanth-l-bounces at lists.ysu.edu (on behalf of Lisa Knauer <lknauer at umassd.edu>)
>Subject: [URBANTH-L]Conference registration fees and alternative formats  
>To: URBANTH-L at lists.ysu.edu
>Dear list
>I'm wondering if anyone on this list knows if AAA will ever reduce or 
>waive the registration fees for non-AAA members.  The high fees seem 
>especially steep and very ironic since this year's conference explicitly 
>calls for non-traditional formats. I co-organized a panel on 
>immigration, and we want to include an immigrant advocate (i.e. a 
>grassroots organizer) as a discussant. $361 seems like a lot to ask an 
>organizer to pay for a registration fee if he/she is only attending AAA 
>to participate in a single panel (and is not an academic who might be 
>able to get university funding). 
>Any thoughts?
>Lisa Maya Knauer
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>URBANTH-L at lists.ysu.edu

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