93rd Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, California (2024)

March 20-23, 2024

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Meeting updates and FAQs

Preliminary program

What you need for Los Angeles:

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2024 Guides for Presenters

Quick Links:

Guide for effective podium presentations

Guide for effective poster presentations

Virtual presentation guidelines

AABA’s Social Media Policy.

AABA 2024 Los Angeles FAQs

What is the COVID policy?

Vaccination and up-to-date boosters will be required to attend AABA 2024. Please reach out to AABA President Leslea Hlusko to discuss criteria for exceptions or concerns you have about this policy. Read the full policy here.

When are poster presentations?

Contributed posters will be …

AABA 2024 Preliminary Program

Preliminary program


Contributed poster sessions are on Thursday and Saturday. Posters will be posted all day from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Poster presentations will be from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Even numbered posters will present from 5:00-6:00 PM and odd numbered posters will present from 6:00-7:00 PM. Please …

AABA 2024 Workshops and Training Opportunities


Hybrid Workshop: NSF Mock Review

Wednesday, March 20th, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Organized by Rebecca Ferrell (National Science Foundation), Marta Alfonso-Durruty (National Science Foundation), Lauren Schroeder (University of Toronto Mississauga and AABA Professional Development Committee)

This workshop introduces postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty to the NSF …

Abstract Submission Deadline: October 15, 2023 — 11:59 pm PDT

Four steps to submit an abstract:

  • STEP 1: Please read the following instructions on how to prepare your abstract before starting the submission process.
  • STEP 2: Renew your membership or apply to join the AABA through this link. Renewing/joining ensures that you will receive the member conference registration rate. …

Accessibility at AABA 2024

Resources to increase accessibility of presentations:

Association of University Centers on Disabilities

WebAIM: PowerPoint Accessibility

WebAIM: Contract checker

Yale accessibility guides

UW Disabilities, Opportunities, Internetworking, and Technology: Universal design guidelines

Advisory on Labor Actions at the 2024 Conference Hotel

(updated January 5, 2024)

As of December 16, the hotel workers union in Los Angeles reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with ten hotels, including our conference venue.  We will continue to monitor the situation.  However, we anticipate that we will be able to hold our annual conference …

Annual Meeting: Covid-19 Safety Policies & Reports

AABA will require COVID-19 vaccination and strongly recommends masking in meeting rooms and poster sessions in Los Angeles. Policies may be revised to be more strict if that is necessary to follow CDC and State of California guidance. We are closely monitoring news, science, and CDC guidance related to COVID …

Annual Meeting Deadlines

93rd Annual AABA, Los Angeles: March 20-23, 2024

Upcoming Due Dates

January 5, 2024:

  • Deadline for Pollitzer Award submissions

January 15, 2024:

  • Deadline for Cobb Professional Development Award submissions

February 1, 2024:

  • Deadline for submissions for the Undergraduate Research Symposium

Past deadlines

November 15, 2023:

  • Deadline for workshop proposals

October …

Free Childcare at the 2024 Los Angeles Meeting

As in years past, AABA is dedicated to providing free childcare for meeting attendees. Childcare is open to any registered participant for the AABA 2024 Los Angeles program. You do not need to be presenting in order to use this service.

Childcare at the 2024 meeting in Los Angeles will …

Hooding ceremony at AABA 2024

The AABA 2024 annual conference in Los Angeles will hold a brief hooding ceremony for all MA and PhD graduates who were unable to walk at their graduations and be hooded by their advisors. While the participants will most likely be those who could not attend graduation due to Covid, …

Interested in being a student volunteer?

Applications for the Student Volunteer Program are now being accepted for the 2024 annual meeting in Los Angeles. The meeting registration fee will be waived for students accepted into the program, or reimbursed if already paid.

The deadline to apply is February 20, 2024.

All volunteers must:

  • Be a …

Los Angeles 2024 Local Arrangements

AABA Organized Tours

You can sign up for these at the time of meeting registration. Note that there is no onsite registration for the tours.

  • Tour of Bone Clones Facility (Wednesday, March 20, 2024, bus leaves at 12:00 PM and returns ~4 PM, Preregistration $35, limited to 30 people)

Bone …

Los Angeles Hotel Information

Hotel Room Reservation

Click here for general information about the hotel.

AABA has secured discounted room rates for conference attendees. The only way to book a room at the hotel at the AABA rate is to use the links below. Please note that there is a special rate for students …

Proposal Instructions for Workshops, Discussion Meetings, and Training Events (Deadline: November 15, 2023 — 11:59 PST)

The portal for submission of workshop applications is open.

To submit your proposal, please follow these steps :

  1. Read the instructions below.
  2. Renew your AABA membership for 2024.  You may renew your membership or join the AABA here.
  3. Register for the conference. If you are not already registered, you may …

Registration Rates for the 2024 AABA Annual Meeting

The deadline for Meetings Registration at the pre-registration rate is February 18, 2024. Register for the meetings here.

The Registration fees for the 2024 conference are:

*Virtual conference includes access to all invited symposia during the in person meetings, the annual business meeting, and virtual content following the meetings …

Symposium Proposal Instructions for the 2024 Annual Meeting

The deadline for submitting Invited Symposium proposals is August 15, 2023.

Be sure to read the instructions below. Have all materials ready to enter prior to starting the submission process as you cannot save a draft and return to it later.


AABA hosts two types of research sessions at …