Register now for the 62nd Annual Meeting (free and open to all) using the Meeting Registration Form here or in the menu to the right!

The deadline to register to view or participate in any way is December 15.

For online security reasons, no registrations will be accepted after December 15.


This year's IAS Annual Meeting will be entirely online, similar to last year's. The Presentations and Posters list and Schedule will be open to all visitors. To actually view and discuss the presentations, posters, and live events in a relatively secure environment, all participants must register in advance by December 15 using the Meeting Registration Form and log in to the meeting from January 3 through February 12. Live, interactive events via Zoom are scheduled from Thursday, January 13 through Sunday, January 16. There is no fee. A list of registrants' names  will be posted shortly after December 15*. For security reasons, no registration is allowed after December 15.

To propose a presentation or poster, use the Submission Form. Details and instructions are below.


The video presentations and posters, with fora for written comments and replies, will be available to view at any time from the start of early viewing on January 3, 2022, through the end of the extended viewing period on February 12, 2022. In addition, the presenters will participate in live, scheduled discussions, most with four authors of intersecting presentations, with all Meeting participants able to comment and ask questions. An invited Keynote speaker and some live round table discussions will round out the schedule. There is no topical theme this year, but we continue to welcome presentations and posters touching on last year's theme of the Afro-Andean past, to be incorporated into the general program.


To download an old-style printable PDF program or abstracts, click a link below:

2022 Meeting Program (Preliminary program will be posted around 20 November)
2022 Presentation & Poster Abstracts (Preliminary abstracts will be posted around 20 November)

To explore the program offerings online once a preliminary program is established in mid-November, click one of the links below or in the menu to the right.

Presentations and Posters: A searchable list of video presentations and research posters. To see a full abstract, click on its title or the "continue" link below it. Starting on January 3, clicking the title or link will also allow logged-in registrants to view the presentation or poster and optionally participate in the written comments and replies about it.

Schedule: The schedule of live events at specific times from January 13 through 16, 2022. To watch and participate, logged-in registrants should click on the event's "Join" button shortly before it is scheduled to start, or during the event.


Attendees, presenters, and other authors need not be members of the Institute, and students are welcome. For online security, all participants must register no later than December 15 using the Meeting Registration Form. Registration is free. You may explore the program and schedule without registering, but you must register to view the actual presentations, posters, and live events. Unfortunately, we cannot allow late registration.


October 15, 2021: Deadline to submit a presentation or poster proposal.

November 20, 2021: A view of titles, authors, abstracts, and a title image for each presentation and poster, and a schedule of live events, becomes available to anyone, registered or not.

December 15, 2021: Deadline to register for the Annual Meeting. Registration is required to view or participate in any way. No charge.

December 20, 2021: Deadline for authors to submit presentation and poster content files.

January 3, 2022: Presentations, posters, and their written discussion fora become available for early viewing online by people who have registered, and remain up through February 12, 2022.

January 13 through 16, 2022 (Thursday through Sunday): Scheduled live events for people who have registered.


There is no registration fee this year. For online security, all participants must register no later than December 15, including presenters, poster authors, and panelists, using the Meeting Registration Form here or in the menu to the right (you may have to scroll up to see it). The website will send a confirmation email to the email address that you provided. Click on the link in that email to log into the website and set or reset a password of your choice.


If you see Log In fields at the bottom of the menu on the right of most pages of this website, enter the email address that you registered with and the password that you provided when you clicked the link in your confirmation email. If you see a Log out menu item, you are already logged in. If you forget or want to change your password, enter just your registered email address and click Reset Password to have another confirmation email sent to you. Then click the link in that email and set your new password.

From January 3 through February 12, once logged in, you may access all parts of the Annual Meeting through the Presentations and Posters list or the Schedule.


To submit a proposal for a presentation or poster, first register for the 62nd Annual Meeting, following the instructions above.

Then log into the website if needed. If there are Log In fields at the bottom of the menu on the right (you may have to scroll up to see the menu), enter your email and password to log in. If you see a Log out menu item, then you are already logged in and may proceed to the next step.

Submit your proposal for a presentation or poster using the Submission Form here or in the menu to the right (you may have to scroll up to see it). The submission form will become active on Thursday, September 23. The last day to submit a proposal is Friday, October 15. The form will ask for basic information about the author(s), a title and optional subtitle, an abstract of up to 250 words, a Curriculum Vitae, and a few other details. If the proposal is accepted, we will ask for a shorter abstract up to 100 words and a title image for the website, followed by the actual content as a video presentation or poster in JPG format by December 20, 2021. Please see the Call for Presentations and Posters for information about the kinds of research presented at the Annual Meeting.


This year, the funds for the IAS Annual Travel Grant will instead be divided as Presentation Awards in equal amounts to the first author of each accepted presentation (not poster) submitted by a first author who lives and generally is employed in South America and opts on the submission form to participate.


Please consider making a voluntary, tax-deductible donation to defray the costs of making the meeting free to all or to support the Presentation Awards.

* Participants with safety concerns may contact the Community Resource Officer ( with justification for a request for an exemption from the public registrants list..