The Institute of Andean Studies (IAS) calls for proposals for online presentations and posters for its 62nd Annual Meeting. Members, non-members, and students are all welcome to participate and to propose presentations and posters in English or Spanish.

(For a printable version with Meeting details, download the 62nd Annual Meeting Announcement and Call)


While our meetings have long emphasized “Andean archaeology and closely related subjects,” the Institute welcomes presentations and posters concerning all time periods and disciplines that illuminate the culture, history, or cultural development of people in the Andes before and after the trans-Atlantic encounter, up to the relatively recent historical past.


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.


Presentations are recorded and submitted as videos up to 25 minutes long. Posters are in a JPG format suited to screen viewing. Presenters and first authors of posters participate in one or more live, interactive online discussion sessions; coauthors may participate along with other attendees. First authors are also expected to monitor and participate in the written discussion forum for their contribution; coauthors may do so as well. Technical details will be arranged with authors after acceptance.


Successful proposals present and interpret evidence, usually from original field, lab, museum, and/or archival research, or new analyses. Most IAS presentations and posters are neither purely theoretical nor purely descriptive. They make the material interesting and relevant to attendees. They use the evidence to make a point or tell a compelling story. The reasoning is clear and the argument is plausible or convincing. Providing information that is new or not widely known can be useful in itself, but it generally should lead to something such as an interesting conclusion or a new question.


Posters are similar to presentations but lend themselves to presentation of quantitative or tabular evidence, or graphical comparisons, that reward careful examination. Posters best suit arguments that require relatively less text, and they often serve as starting points for discussions with other participants more easily than presentations do.


First register for the 62nd Annual Meeting. There is no registration fee this year. To register, complete the Meeting Registration Form at . Click the red “Meeting Details” button for background, instructions, and links to the Registration Form. The form opens on September 23.

Then log into the IAS website at , if you are not already logged in. Click the red “Meeting Details” button and complete the Submission Form. The form opens on September 23.

The Submission Form calls for contact information, a title, an abstract of up to 250 words, a Curriculum Vitae, and other details. Authors of accepted proposals will submit a shorter abstract to post publicly on the Institute’s website.


The deadline for submissions is October 15. The review committee will notify authors of acceptance or rejection by November 8. A preliminary program and abstracts will be posted around November 20. The first author of an accepted presentation or poster should upload the content files by December 20.


This year, the funds for the IAS Annual Travel Grant will be divided instead 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 wishes to participate. Simply select that option when submitting a proposal. The deadline is the same as for all others.


Author(s) must hold copyright to all materials provided for the Meeting or have obtained all necessary licenses and permissions for any third-party intellectual property. Participants agree to refrain from recording any part of the meeting without the first author’s permission. However, authors must recognize the potential for unsanctioned recording, and shall not hold the IAS responsible should that occur. The first author retains copyright and control of his or her contribution, and the IAS will not distribute it outside the Meeting.