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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.

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
Sabrina Nichelle Scott and Katrina Patterson

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 and Sabrina Nichelle Scott

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

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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