Annual Meeting

The Central States Anthropological Society welcomes scholars from all over the world, studying anywhere in the world. Our annual conference fosters inter-generational conversation with a strong, welcoming Midwestern atmosphere of equality, camaraderie and mutual growth. Students enjoy the focused attention and collaborative questions they receive on their research presentations and the opportunity to present alongside some of the big names in anthropology.


CSAS 2020

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society will be held March 25-28, 2020 on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

This year’s conference features a Distinguished Lecture by renowned paleoanthropologist Dr. Milford Wolpoff of the University of Michigan, and a host of other special events.

Watch this space for lodging details and information on our special events, coming soon!



Deadline: January 15, 2020

Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts for papers, posters, organized sessions, workshops, and roundtables in all fields and subfields of anthropology, both academic and applied. The annual CSAS conference is student-friendly and features a paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students. It also offers an opportunity for anthropologists from throughout the Midwest, from institutions large and small, to meet, talk, and network in a welcoming and professional environment.

To submit your 250-word abstract, visit the conference website at
and click the button at the top right that says “Submit Your Meeting Session.” 


Before February 25: $20 for CSAS members/$40 for non-members
After February 25: $30 for CSAS members/$50 for non-members

Before February 25: $50 for CSAS members/$90 for non-members
After February 25: $70 for CSAS members/$110 for non-members

All presenters will need to be registered before their sessions can be included in the final program.