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Annual Meeting 2014

December 3-7, Washington, DC:    Help us celebrate NAPA’s 30th Anniversary!

NAPA ACTIVITIES

NAPA will undertake a range activities during the 2014 annual meeting. Scroll down to see a daily calendar of NAPA-sponsored events and activities.
A NAPA schedule is also online at the AAA website:
https://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2014/webprogram/NAPA.html.

  • To verify session locations, please consult the on-site program schedule.
  • For additional details, click on the respective listing’s link below.

NAPA Information Booth  (co-sponsored by the Washington Association of Professional Anthropologists [WAPA])
Stop by to see old friends, get updated on NAPA and WAPA events and activities, and pick up information or a T shirt.

  • Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 9 am to 4 pm
  • Location: In the back section of the Exhibition Hall

Instant Mentoring  (co-sponsored by NAPA and WAPA)
Brainstorm career and professional ideas in a 20-minute session with an instant mentor.

  • Thurday: 10 am to 4:30 pm.   Location: NAPA/WAPA Information Booth
  • Friday:  11 am to 4 pm.   Location: at the NAPA/AAA Careers Expo
  • Saturday: 10 am to 2 pm.   Location: NAPA/WAPA Information Booth

NAPA Workshops
As ever, NAPA will offer a range of valuable workshops. Scan the list below or see the PDF at-a-glance of all NAPA workshops being offered. Online registration is required prior to the meeting for Wednesday workshops (and highly recommended for all workshops) through the AAA website (http://www.aaanet.org/meetings/Workshops.cfm). Limited, on-site registration for workshops is available but space cannot be guaranteed.

Special Ebola Activities
NAPA president Lenora Bohren has appointed former NAPA president Peter Van Arsdale to serve as NAPA liaison for Ebola issues.  Two special sessions regarding Ebola will be held the afternoon of Dec. 5 and the morning of Dec. 6: further details are TBA. See details on a special Ebola confererence from November 2014.

SESSIONS and ACTIVITIES BY DAY

WEDNESDAY, December 3

12:30 PM-3:30 PM
Park Tower 8219
NAPA Workshop: Mixed Method Evaluations, Qualitative or Quantitative or What?
Mary Odell Butler

3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Park Tower 8219
NAPA Workshop: (FREE) Software for Writing and Managing Fieldnotes: FLEX DATA Notebook for PCs
James (Tim) M. Wallace and Julie Green

6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Park Tower 8219
NAPA Workshop: The Ethnographic Field School: How to Organize and Manage One
James (Tim) M. Wallace and George Gmelch

8:00 PM-9:45 PM
Delaware Suite B
Panel Session: PARADOX AND RESOLUTION IN CONSUMER RESEARCH
Maryann McCabe and Timothy de Waal Malefyt

THURSDAY, December 4

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop:  Consulting in Organizational Culture and Change
Elizabeth K. Briody

11:00 AM-12:45 PM
Roosevelt Room 5
Invited Panel Session: PRODUCING ANTHROPOLOGY AND TOURISM: PRACTICING ANTHROPOLOGISTS IN THE TOURISM SECTOR
With Margaret B. Swain, Michael A. Di Giovine, and Charles F. Urbanowicz

11:15 AM-1:15 PM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: Market Research: Theory, Methods, Praxis
Maryann McCabe

12:00 PM-4:00 PM
Petit Plats Restaurant, 2653 Connecticut Ave NW
NAPA GOVERNING COUNCIL MEETING
With Lenora Bohren (President), Lisa Henry (Secretary) and John P. N. Massad (President-Elect)

1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Roosevelt Room 4
EVALUATION ANTHROPOLOGY INTEREST GROUP BUSINESS MEETING
With Eve C. Pinsker

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: Getting Anthropological Work Published
Mitch Allen

2:30 PM-4:15 PM
Maryland Suite C
NAPA Session: PATHWAYS AND APPROACHES TO PRACTICING ANTHROPOLOGY IN VETERAN AND MILITARY HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH
With Kenda R. Stewart, Karen Besterman-Dahan, Megan B. McCullough and David A. Himmelgreen

2:30 PM-4:15 PM
Roosevelt Room 2
NAPA Session: ANTHROPOLOGY IN UNEXPECTED PLACES: ACADEMICS PRODUCING ANTHROPOLOGY OUTSIDE TRADITIONAL DEPARTMENTS
With Maria Cristina Alcalde, Sebastian Felix Braun, Madelaine B. Adelman, Richard T. Meyers, and Olga Kalentzidou

3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: The Design Process: Thinking, Tools, Methods, and Models
Christine Z. Miller

FRIDAY, December 5

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: “What’s Your Elevator PITCH?”
Sabrina Nichelle Scott and Elizabeth K. Briody

11:00 AM-4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall C
9th ANNUAL NAPA/AAA CAREERS EXPO: EXPLORING PROFESSIONAL CAREERS
Cathleen E Crain and Katie Vizenor

11:15 AM-1:15 PM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: The Personality of Conflict Resolution: A Professional Development Workshop Presenting a Different Way to Resolving Conflict
Katrina Patterson

Special Ebola Session 1: Details TBA

1:30 PM-3:30 PM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: Working in International Health: Skills for Anthropologists
Laurie Krieger

2:30 PM-4:15 PM
Maryland Suite A
NAPA Session: PRODUCING HEALTH POLICY WITH ANTHROPOLOGY: CASE STUDIES OF PLANNING, IMPLEMENTING AND EVALUATING POLICY
John K. Trainor and Jason E. Miller

2:30 PM-4:15 PM
Marriott Balcony B
NAPA Session: PRODUCING ANTHROPOLOGY IN EVALUATION: CONNECTING CULTURE, EQUITY, VALUE, AND PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS AS EVALUATION ANTHROPOLOGISTS
Eve C. Pinsker and Lenora Bohren

3:45 PM-5:45 PM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: How to Create, Manage, and Sustain a Business in Business Anthropology
Robert Jay Morais

6:30 PM-8:15 PM
Jackson Room
Invited Panel Session: THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY: CONSIDER THE PAST, FOCUS ON THE FUTURE
With Terry M. Redding, Timothy de Waal Malefyt, Elizabeth K. Briody, Lenora Bohren, Robert A. Hahn, Brian D. Moeran, and Ann T. Jordan

8:30 PM-10:30 PM
Governors Room (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
NAPA BUSINESS MEETING and 30th Anniversary Party
With a special tribute to the first elected NAPA President, the late Barbara Pillsbury. Hosted by John P. N. Massad and Lenora Bohren

Saturday, December 6

Special Ebola Session 2: Details TBA

9:00 AM-10:45 AM
Thurgood Marshall South
Special NAPA/WAPA Roundtable: THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: LIFE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
Jenny Masur, Dorothy Marie Castille, Patricia M. Clay, Phillip Herr, Laurie Schwede and James P. Stansbury

9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Park Tower 8212
NAPA Workshop: Tips and Tools for Success in Job Hunting As a New Professional Anthropologist
Cathleen E. Crain and Nathaniel Tashima

11:00 AM-12:45 PM
Forum Room (Omni Shoreham)
Special NAPA/WAPA Roundtable: THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION:PRIVATE SECTOR APPLICATIONS
Ben G. Blount, Susan Diane Mazur-Stommen, Cathleen E Crain, Elizabeth Schill, Elzbieta Gozdziak, and Carol J Ellick

1:00 PM-2:15 PM
Marriott Ballroom Salon 2
THE SIXTH ANNUAL NAPA NETWORKING EVENT: PRODUCING CONNECTIONS THROUGH CONVERSATIONS
Sabrina Nichelle Scott

2:30 PM-4:15 PM
Roosevelt Room 5
Special NAPA/WAPA Roundtable: THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Laurie Krieger, Adam Koons, P. Stanley Yoder, Mari H. Clarke, John P. Mason and Hugh Sheridan Plunkett

2:30 PM-4:15 PM
Virginia Suite A
Special NAPA/WAPA Roundtable: THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: STUDENT EXPERIENCES
Elizabeth Rebecca Van Dolah, Lillie Uyen-Loan Dao, Amelia Montgomery Jamison, David Colon-Cabrera, Benjamin James Baker, Rebecca Stone Gordon, Amelia Hood, and Robin Mae Kuprewicz

6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Special MEMBERS ONLY 30th Anniversary Reception
NAPA members will receive a personal invitation via email to attend the reception. Come visit with old friends and discover new colleagues. Consult your email for further details.

SUNDAY, December 7

8:00 AM-9:45 AM
Taylor Room
NAPA Session: THE RELEVANCE OF ANTHROPOLOGY: USING ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEORY AND METHODS TO ADDRESS COMPLEX QUESTIONS OF TODAY
Amanda Andrei, Cortney L. Hughes Rinker and Allison E. Fish

10:00 AM-11:45 AM
Marriott Balcony B
NAPA Session: RESEARCH METHODS, MEDIA CAMPAIGNS, AND COLLABORATION: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES IN APPLIED ANTHROPOLOGY
Alexis M. Jordan

12:00 PM-1:45 PM
Marriott Balcony B
NAPA Session: UNDERSTANDING COMMUNITY IN THE ANTHROPOLOGICAL CONTEXT
With Elgin L. Klugh and Ellen Puccia

 

 

 

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