AAS Meeting 2021

Join the next meeting of the American Arachnological Society

2021 Virtual Meeting of the American Arachnological Society June 24 - July 1

Please find all recordings of the meeting events on our YouTube channel or visit the Schedule page for direct links to the individual recordings.

In lieu of a 2021 in person meeting, we are happy to invite you to the second (and hopefully last!) all virtual annual meeting of the American Arachnological Society.

The Society will host a Virtual Conference between Thursday June 24 - Thursday July 1. A Keynote address by Maydianne Andrade and the announcement of the recipient of the first Norman Platnick Award will open the meeting on the evening of the 24th. Events (schedule) will include three exciting plenary talks by Mercedes Burns, Lauren Esposito, and Ivan Magalhães; oral and poster presentations; a panel discussion and workshop on actions we can take to dismantle racism and promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in arachnology; a public talk about arachnids by Jillian Cowles; a virtual bioblitz and workshops on collecting arachnids, photography, and online identification communities; two movie nights; happy hours; and a festive event at the end.

Meeting T-shirts, mugs, masks, and more available here



  • General inquiries: Greta Binford (binford@lclark.edu) and Brian Patrick (membership@americanarachnology.org)
  • Scientific programming: Sarah Stellwagen (sarah.stellwagen@gmail.com)
  • Ancillary programming: Catherine Scott (Catherine.elizabeth.scott@gmail.com) or Sebastian Echeverri (echeverri.sa@gmail.com)

Organizing Committee

  • Greta Binford
  • Sebastian Echeverri
  • Catherine Scott
  • Sarah Stellwagen
  • Rich Bradley
  • Brian Patrick
  • Paula Cushing