Annual Meeting & Conference

FAS MEMBER RATES: $40 Individual, $20 Student  |  NON-MEMBER RATES: $70 Individual, $35 Student (both include one year of membership)


The Florida Anthropological Society invites the submission of abstracts for paper and poster presentations at the 73rd annual meeting and virtual conference. We encourage submissions on a broad range of topics pertaining to Florida anthropology, archaeology, history, and other related disciplines.  Presentations will occur on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

  • An abstract of no more than 100 words is required from each paper or poster presenter.
  • Individuals may submit only one paper or poster as first author for consideration.
  • All presenters must be FAS members and should register and pay the appropriate registration fee at the time they submit their abstract.
  • A 20-minute time limit for each paper presentation will be strictly enforced.

Poster presenters must submit a PDF copy of their poster by May 1, 2021, so conference attendees can view it virtually prior to the conference.  Poster presenters will have the opportunity to give an informal explanation of their poster in the Virtual Poster Room during the conference. We hope this format will spur questions and conversations!

Abstract submission deadline is April 16, 2021. For questions about abstracts or presentation guidelines, please contact FAS 1st VP, Rebecca O’Sullivan, at


The deadline for proposing an Organized Session, Panel Discussion, or other Special Program during the conference is March 15, 2021. Proposals should include a title, abstract, description of any special set ups or logistics needed, and a list of expected participants or panelists. All submissions will be reviewed by the FAS Conference Committee for approval. Email questions and submissions to Theresa Schober at

Student Prize Competition

Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in degree granting programs can participate in the FAS Student Paper Prize Competition.

The student must submit a paper of original research that contributes to understanding Florida’s cultural history. Contestants must register for the conference and submit a copy of their paper by May 1, 2021. The written paper cannot exceed 2,500 words and must be typed double-spaced. Students are required to make an oral presentation, drawn directly from their written paper, at the virtual conference on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Previous first place winners of the Student Paper Prize are not eligible. Judging criteria for student papers and oral presentations include quality of writing, overall presentation, quality of arguments and supporting data, and overall contribution to understanding Florida’s cultural past and/or present. Prizes will be awarded during the Saturday evening keynote event. Email questions and student paper submissions to Maranda Kles at