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Annual Meetings

Mid-Career Practitioner Roundtable at AAA Denver

For those who will arrive in Denver for the 2015 AAA meeting on or before Wednesday (Nov. 18), a special NAPA mid-career practitioner roundtable is slated for Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 3:45 pm.

The focus will be on issues faced by practitioners who are in the middle of their careers, which means quite a range of topics could be discussed. Content from the roundtable will be forwarded to NAPA leaders in hopes of ensuring NAPA activities are properly aligned with practitioner needs.

Check the onsite program for the roundtable venue (session #2-0350). It should prove an interesting and fruitful… Continue reading

Where to Eat and Drink at AAA Denver

If you are interested in tasting some of the culinary delights of Denver while attending the 2015 AAA meetings,  local anthropologist and NAPA AAP Editor John Brett has created a list of his favorite area watering holes and dining establishements. See his blog post at:

Inaugural conference: International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies

This recently arrived from our colleagues with the Asosiasi Antropologi Indonesia:
Dear colleague, 
For the inaugural conference of the International Indonesian Forum for Asian Studies (IIFAS) Creating ASEAN Futures 2015: Towards connected cross-border communities, we are calling for paper abstracts and proposals for poster presentations. The interdisciplinaryconference will give importance to the opportunities within the boundaries of the ASEAN socioeconomic community and beyond. The AAI is holding a meeting on the second day of the conference.
Important Dates:
29 – 30 September 2015… Continue reading

NAPA events for Friday at AAA

NAPA Highlights for Dec. 5:

9 am: What’s your elevator pitch?
11:15 am: Conflict resolution
1:30 pm: Skills in international health
3:45 pm: The business of business anthropology

Careers Expo
11 am – 4 pm: Meet with some of the 50 practitioner anthropologists from many sectors who will be on hand to discuss their careers, organizations, and workaday world.

2:30 pm: Panel sessions on health policy (#4-0845) with John Trainor and Jason Miller, and evaluation (4-0870) with Eve Pinsker and Leni Bohren.

NAPA Invited Session
6:30 pm: As NAPA turns 30, what does the future hold for practitioner… Continue reading

CAREERS EXPO at the AAA Meeting in December

Students, new professionals, and faculty who mentor young anthropologists:  meet with professional anthropologists to explore career options. The Careers Expo, sponsored by NAPA and AAA, is slated for Friday the 5th at the AAA meeting in Washington DC,  in the main exhibit hall, 11 am-4 pm. Please share this information with your colleagues and plan on attending!

SfAA 2015 Annual Meeting call for papers


The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, PA, March 24-28, 2015. The theme of the Program is “Continuity and Change.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit our web page (www.sfaa.net, click on “Annual Meeting”).

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Melissa… Continue reading

EPIC 10th Anniversary Dates Announced

EPIC’s tenth anniversary—celebrating in NYC!

Hosted by the Center for Positive Marketing at Fordham University
Save the date September 7 – 10, 2014

 The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference will celebrate its 10th anniversary in NYC this year! In a ground breaking move, EPIC will be hosted this year by a business school. The Center for Positive Marketing at Fordham University is located at Lincoln Center, in the heart of Manhattan’s performing arts district.

In past years, EPIC has been held on corporate campuses, in a ski resort, at design schools, in a Royal Institution, and in four countries.… Continue reading

Exhibitors at NAPA/AAA Career Expo

NAPA/AAA Career Expo at the 2012 AAA meeting

11 am to 4 p.m. Friday, November 16th    Main Exhibit Hall

Come and visit employers from the following sectors:

Cultural Resources
Public Sector 
Private Sector
Non-Profit Sector

Attendees can also get Instant Mentoring on site!

Scheduled exhibitors include:
Elizabeth Schill, Deloitte
Niel Tashima, LTG Associates
Jon Keesey and ,Annik Ramsey, Smart Revenue
Patricia Sunderland, Practica
Laurie Krieger, Manoff Group
Michael Kronthal, Yahoo!
Colin Busby, Basin Assoc.
Carol Ellick, Joe Watkins, and Emily Ellick-Flettre, Ace Consultants
Suzanne Heurtin-Roberts, NIH
Robert Hahn, CDC
Cathy Prowse, Law Enforcement
Ana Pagan, Merced… Continue reading

Draft revision of the AAA’s Code of Ethics available for review

Dear AAA Member:

At the 2011 AAA Annual Meeting recently held in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, the AAA Executive Board (EB) voted to receive a draft revision of the AAA’s Code of Ethics as revised by the Task Force for Comprehensive Ethics Review. The EB also passed a resolution thanking the task force and its chair, Dena Plemmons, for all of their hard work. Beginning in early 2009, the Task Force was commissioned to review the Code of Ethics and consult extensively with relevant AAA committees and commissions, the Section Assembly, the membership at large and other interested parties. The Task… Continue reading

NAPA Networking Event at the AAA 11/19 12:15-1:30 pm

The NAPA Networking Event Flyer Montreal QC, Canada (download)

Sabrina Nichelle Scott, NAPA Workshops Chair, is hosting a NAPA Networking Event at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting in Montreal on Saturday November 19th at 12:15-1:30 local time.  The event will be held in Room 511D, in the convention center.

The event is open to all and is a wonderful opportunity for students, young professionals, and those established in their careers. Come and meet other practicing anthropologists, learn about what people are working on, and have some wonderful conversations!