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Annual Meeting 2012


AAA Annual Meeting 2012
Nov. 14-18,  San Francisco, CA

Scroll down to see the daily calendar of NAPA-sponsored activities and events, or select a link below.

  • NAPA-Sponsored Sessions
  • Workshops
  • Career Expo (see exhibitor floor plan)
  • Networking Event
  • Business Meeting
  • Governing Council Meeting
  • NAPA Information Table
  • Instant Mentoring

THURSDAY, November 15

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
NAPA Workshop:  Project Management
Organizer: Patricia Ensworth (Harborlight Management Services)

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
NAPA Workshop:  Ethnographic FIELD Schools: HOW They Work and Why They ARE A MUST for Anthropologists and Students
Organizer: James Tim M Wallace (NC State University)
Presenter: George Gmelch (University of San Francisco)

11:00 AM-1:00 PM
NAPA Workshop:  Issues In International Consulting
Organizers: Eva Friedlander (Planning Alternatives for Change) and Pamela J Puntenney  (Environmental & Human Systems Management)

12:00 PM-2:00 PM
NAPA-NASA Student Workshop: Funding, Fellowships, Transferring, and Admissions
Organizers: Sabrina Nichelle Scott (Lillian Rosebud) and Alexander J Orona (Cambridge University)
Presenters: Nancy Romero-Daza (University of South Florida), David A Himmelgreen (University of South Florida), Valerie V Feria-Isacks ( Foothill College) and Nicole Ryan (University of North Texas)

1:00 PM-3:00 PM
NAPA Workshop:  Rapid Research In Public Settings
Organizer: Mike Youngblood (The Youngblood Group)

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
NAPA Governing Council Meeting
Hilton San Francisco, Seacliff Room

2:00 PM-4:00 PM
NAPA Workshop:  Pattern Recognition In Evolution and In Ethnographic Analytics 
Organizers: Brigitte Jordan (Independent) and Chad Maxwell (StarCom)


FRIDAY, November 16

8 AM – 10 AM
NAPA Workshop:  Heritage Tourism: Theory and Praxis    
Hotel Nikko, Bay View
Organizers: Quetzil Castañeda and Tim Wallace

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NAPA Workshop:  First Impressions for a Lasting Impact: Using Elevator Speeches and Strategic Network Ties to Strengthen Your Networking Success
Organizers: Sabrina Nichelle Scott (Lillian Rosebud) and Edward Liebow (Battelle Memorial Institute)

11 AM-4 PM
NAPA/AAA Career Expo:  Exploring Professional Careers
Hilton San Francisco, Grand Ballroom
Organizer: NAPA Organizational Relations Committee

Meet professional anthropologists and explore career options at the NAPA/AAA Careers Expo!  Talk with professional anthropologists working in government, for-profit and non-profit organizations; you will meet archaeologists, medical anthropologists, cultural anthropologists, and others.  Discuss careers in cultural resources, health and human services, design and promotion, policymaking, and more!

1:30 – 3:30 PM
NAPA Workshop:  Marketing Oneself As An Anthropologist In a Variety of Interdisciplinary Settings
Organizer: Amy Raquel Paul-Ward (Florida International University)

6:15 PM -7:30 PM 
NAPA Business Meeting
Hilton San Francisco, Union Square Rooms #17-18 


SATURDAY, November 17

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
NAPA Workshop:  Developing An Anthropological Career for a Lifetime
Organizer: Sherylyn H Briller (Wayne State University)

12:15 PM -1:30 PM
NAPA Networking Event: Engaging Conversations
Hilton San Francisco, Continental 1.

6:15 PM – 7:30PM
APLA & NAPA Panel for New PhDs:  Practicing Anthropology in Political and Legal Careers
Hilton San Francisco, Golden Gate #7






One Response to Annual Meeting 2012

  • Ephraim Amare says:

    Dear esteemed organizers all the topics are very crucial and important and I m specially interested in Ethnographic field schools and exploring professional carriers.
    ephraim Amare , Ethiopia.