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We enjoyed hosting you in Calgary and hope that you loved your time here!  

See you all next year in St. Louis!


ONLINE REGISTRATION IS CLOSED - please register at the meeting.   


The American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) will hold its 83rd annual meeting from 9-12 April 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. This international conference provides a unique opportunity for the exchange of ideas and networking among researchers at all stages of their careers. Up to 2000 people will attend these meetings to share knowledge about a diversity of subjects. These topics are of interest to a broad audience and are regularly reported by members of the general and scientific presses, such as the journals Science and Nature.

With the AAPA, the Paleoanthropology Society (PA), Human Biology Association (HBA) and the Paleopathology Association (PPA) will hold their annual conferences in Calgary from 8-9 April (PA and PPA), and 9-10 April (HBA). Additional societies associated with the AAPA, including the American Association of Anthropological Genetics and the Dental Anthropology Association, will host functions as well during the conference week.

Calgary is a cosmopolitan city with a small town feel, welcoming over four million visitors a year.  Located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies on the banks of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, Calgary is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada.  The Calgary International airport (YYC) is the 4th largest airport in Canada.  Banff National Park and the beautiful Canadian Rockies are a one hour drive to the west.  Early April usually features excellent skiing conditions on numerous cross-country trials and several downhill resorts including Sunshine Village, Nakiska, Mt. Norquay and Lake Louise.  The Local Arrangements Committee has arranged discount lift tickets and rentals for Sunshine Village - check at the registration desk or email  

Our main venue is the Hyatt Regency Calgary which is linked to the Calgary Convention Center.  Posters, exhibits and some sessions will be at the convention center while most sessions and registrations will be at the Hyatt.  Our second hotel, also linked to the Convention Center, is the Calgary Marriott Downtown.  This complex is located on the Stephen Avenue Mall, a pedestrian mall with many attractions including the Glenbow Museum.  The light rail transit (LRT), which stops behind the Hyatt, takes you to the Calgary zoo, and is free within the downtown core.

The Calgary airport has direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany, London, England, and numerous cities in the U.S. including Chicago, Denver, Houston, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. 

The local arrangements committee is composed of physical anthropologists from the University of Calgary, who work in the Departments of Cell Biology and Anatomy, Veterinary Medicine, Anthropology and Archaeology.  Local arrangements chair, Anne Katzenberg, will be happy to answer any questions via the Local Arrangements Committee e-mail address: