NAPA ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS AT AAA 2017 
Washington, DC, Nov. 29-Dec. 3

Please verify locations for sessions and activities on site. Most, but not all, activities will be scheduled at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel. You can find a floor plan and meeting room information here. The hotel is just uphill from the “Woodley Park/Zoo” Metro station (red line).

Workshops: NAPA will present nine workshops between Wednesday afternoon and Saturday afternoon. Sign up soon; many workshops are filling up quickly. See the Workshops page for more details.

 

Wednesday, November 29

1-5 pm, Workshop: ANTHROPOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP: CONTRADICTION OR REALITY? (see the workshops page)

1-5 pm, Workshop: DESIGN ANTHROPOLOGY: ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACHES TO INNOVATION (see the workshops page)

4:30-6:15 pm, NAPA session:  Illuminating Infrastructural Opacities: Why Invisibility in Urban Design Matters (2-0565)
Location: Marriott, Maryland Suite A

4:30-6:15 pm, NAPA session: Polarization Problematic: Or, What We Talk About when We Talk About Polarization (2-0510) 
Location: Marriott, Coolidge

 

Thursday, November 30

8-9:45 am, NAPA session:  The UX Revolution: Turning Anthropology into Design (3-0070)
Location: Marriott, Madison B

10:15 am-noon, NAPA invited session:  Practicing Anthropology in a Post-Truth Era (3-0325)
Location: Marriott, Madison A

10:15-noon, NAPA session: Towards a New Applied Anthropology that Matters (3-0300) 
Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall West

10:30 am-12:30 pm, Workshop: INNOVATING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH THROUGH FILMED ETHNOGRAPHY (see the workshops page)

12-4:15 pm, Meeting:  NAPA Governing Council Meeting  (3-0545) 
Location: The Governing Council meeting will be held offsite near the conference hotel. If you have any questions or issues to present, please contact the NAPA president prior to the AAA meeting. 

2-3:45 pm, NAPA session:  Can Applied Anthropologists Challenge Power Structures by Working within Them? (3-0760)
Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall West

4:15-6 pm, NAPA session: The Current and Next Frontiers on Organizational Culture and Change (3-1060) 
Location: Marriott, Madison B

6:30-8:15 pm, NAPA session: Applying Anthropology in Business and Beyond (3-1325) 
Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall West

Friday, December 1

8-9:45 am, NAPA session: Practitioners Ensure that Anthropology Matters (4-0120) 
Location: Marriott, Delaware Suite A

10:15 am-noon, NAPA invited session:   Engaging Business Anthropology as a Career that Matters (4-0340)
Location: Marriott, Thurgood Marshall North

10:30 am-12:30 pm, Workshop:  CHARTING YOUR COURSE: DEVELOPING A PERSONAL STRATEGIC PLAN (see workshops page)

11 am – 4 pm, NAPA/AAA Careers Expo (4-0550) 
Location: Marriott, in the atrium just outside the main exhibit hall, exhibition level
This popular annual event is for students, new professionals, and faculty who mentor young anthropologists. Meet with professional anthropologists working in a number of fields to explore career options. Networking, career pathways and realities of working with an anthropology degree are all part of the conversation. You can also receive instant mentoring, and pick up new swag at the NAPA table.

12:15-1:30 pm, Business Meeting: Evaluation Anthropology Interest Group (4-0635)
Location: Marriott, Jefferson, Mezzanine Level

1-5 pm, Workshop:  CONSULTING IN ORGANIZATIONAL-CULTURE CHANGE (see workshops page)

1-5 pm, Workshop:  PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION OF ADVERTISING (see workshops page)

2-3:45 pm, NAPA Roundtable Session: How Anthropology Mater: Thinking with Social Work (4-0895)
Location: Marriott, Delaware Suite B, Lobby Level

8-10:30 pm, Meeting: NAPA Business Meeting (4-1420)
Location: Marriott, Coolidge
Please attend and learn about your organization, and offer your comments and suggestions. In addition, there will be presentations for the NAPA Student Awards, the NAPA Volunteer of the Year award, and the WAPA Praxis Award. 

 

Saturday, December 2

8-10 am, Workshop:  WORKPLACE ANTHROPOLOGY (see workshops page)

8 am-12 pm, Workshop:  GETTING A JOB AS A MASTER’S LEVEL ANTHROPOLOGIST (see workshops page)

10:15 am-noon, NAPA Session: Making Anthropology Matter: Application, Activism, and Advancement of Anthropology Abroad (5-0505)
Location:  Marriott, Roosevelt 2, Exhibition Level

1-3 pm, Workshop:  REIMAGINING THE CUSTOMER: AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK FOR INNOVATION IN BUSINESS AND SOCIAL ENTERPRISE (see workshops page)

4:15-6 pm, NAPA Session: Masculinities and (Public) Anthropology (5-1125)
Location: Marriott, Roosevelt 2, Exhibition Level

8-10:45 pm, Special Event:  NAPA Networking Social (5-1240) 
Location: Omni, Diplomat Ballroom
Always a crowd favorite, the Networking Social brings together practitioners and students of all levels to mingle and engage in professional discussions. Please note the location of this activity; it is at the Omni hotel, just a few minutes walk away from the main conference hotel. The Diplomat Ballroom is on the main lobby level, in the back right side corner.

 

Don’t forget to look for the NAPA table at the Friday Careers Expo. Instant mentoring and new NAPA swag will be highlighted.