For the professionally-oriented at the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting

There are a number of wonderful career-oriented activities as part of the American Anthropological Association (AAA) meeting Dec 3rd – 7th.  For those of you who will be in the DC area in early Dec are/or are thinking about making the trip – some of these activities might make attending worth your while!!

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For more information on the meeting, see AAA’s Annual Meeting Central page and links therein.

Day and Time Event Details
Thursday, December 4, 2014: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM NAPA Workshop: Consulting in Organizational Culture and Change

 

Organizers:  Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys LLC)

Presenters:  Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys LLC)

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014: 11:15 AM-1:15 PM NAPA Workshop: Market Research: Theory, Methods, Praxis

 

Organizers:  Maryann McCabe (Cultural Connections LLC)

Presenters:  Maryann McCabe (Cultural Connections LLC)

 

Thursday, December 4, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM PATHWAYS AND APPROACHES TO PRACTICING ANTHROPOLOGY IN VETERAN AND MILITARY HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH

 

Organizers:  Karen Besterman-Dahan (Department of Veterans Affairs) and Megan B McCullough (Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research, Department of Veterans Affairs)

Chairs:  Kenda R Stewart (Department of Veterans Affairs)

Discussants:  David A Himmelgreen (University of South Florida)

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: 7:30 AM-9:00 AM COUNCIL ON ANTHROPOLOGY AND EDUCATION (CAE) GRADUATE STUDENT COMMITTEE: WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A DEGREE IN ANTHROPOLOGY? POTENTIAL CAREER PATHWAYS AND THE JOB SEARCH

 

Organizer:  Kristin A Searle (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM NAPA Workshop: “What’s Your Elevator PITCH?”

 

Organizers:  Sabrina Nichelle Scott (Lillian Rosebud) and Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys LLC)

Presenters:  Sabrina Nichelle Scott (Lillian Rosebud) and Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys LLC)

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: 9:30 AM-10:45 AM NAPA/AAA CAREERS EXPO WELCOME BRUNCH

 

Organizers:  Cathleen E Crain (LTG Associates, Inc.) and Katie Vizenor (American Anthropological Association)

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: 11:00 AM-4:00 PM 9th ANNUAL NAPA/AAA CAREERS EXPO: EXPLORING PROFESSIONAL CAREERS

 

Organizers:  Cathleen E Crain (LTG Associates, Inc.) and Katie Vizenor (American Anthropological Association)

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM PRODUCING ANTHROPOLOGY IN EVALUATION:  CONNECTING CULTURE, EQUITY, VALUE, AND PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS AS EVALUATION ANTHROPOLOGISTS

 

Organizers:  Eve C Pinsker (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Chairs:  Eve C Pinsker (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Discussants:  Lenora Bohren (Colorado State University)

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: 4:00 PM-5:00 PM AAA/COPAA CAREERS EXPO CLOSING RECEPTION

 

Organizers:  Cathleen E Crain (LTG Associates, Inc.) and Katie Vizenor (American Anthropological Association)

 

Friday, December 5, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:45 PM NAPA Workshop: How to Create, Manage, and Sustain a Business in Business Anthropology Organizers:  Robert Jay Morais (Weinman Schnee Morais, Inc.) and Sabrina Nichelle Scott ( and NAPA)

Presenters:  Robert Jay Morais (Weinman Schnee Morais, Inc.)

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 9:00 AM-10:45 AM THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: LIFE IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT

 

Organizers:  Jenny Masur (National Park Service)

Chairs:  Jenny Masur (National Park Service)

Roundtable Presenters:  Dorothy Marie Castille (National Institutes of Health), Patricia M Clay (NOAA Fisheries), Phillip Herr (General Accounting Office), Laurie Schwede (U.S. Census Bureau) and James P. Stansbury (United States Food and Drug Administration)

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM NAPA Workshop: Tips and Tools for Success in Job Hunting As a New Professional Anthropologist

 

Organizers:  Cathleen E Crain (LTG Associates, Inc.)

Presenters:  Cathleen E Crain (LTG Associates, Inc.) and Nathaniel Tashima (LTG Associates, Inc.)

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 11:00 AM-12:45 PM THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION:PRIVATE SECTOR APPLICATIONS

 

Organizers:  Susan Diane Mazur-Stommen (American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy) and Terry M Redding (LTG Associates)

Chairs:  Ben G Blount (SocioEcological Informatics)

Roundtable Presenters:  Cathleen E Crain (LTG Associates, Inc.), Elizabeth Schill (The Partnership for Public Service), Elzbieta Gozdziak (Georgetown University) and Carol J Ellick (Archaeological and Cultural Education Consultants)

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 1:00 PM-2:15 PM THE SIXTH ANNUAL NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY (NAPA) NETWORKING EVENT: PRODUCING CONNECTIONS THROUGH CONVERSATIONS

 

Organizer:  Sabrina Nichelle Scott (NAPA)

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: STUDENT EXPERIENCES

 

Organizers:  Amelia Montgomery Jamison (University of Maryland) and David Colon-Cabrera (University of Maryland, College Park)

Chairs:  Elizabeth Rebecca Van Dolah (University of Maryland) and Lillie Uyen-Loan Dao (American University and LTG Associates, Inc.)

Roundtable Presenters:  Benjamin James Baker (St. Mary’s College of Maryland), Rebecca Stone Gordon (American University), Amelia Hood (University of Maryland), Amelia Montgomery Jamison (University of Maryland) and Robin Mae Kuprewicz (The George Washington University)

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 2:30 PM-4:15 PM THE PRACTICE OF ANTHROPOLOGY IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION: INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES

 

Organizers:  Laurie Krieger (The Manoff Group) and Adam Koons (Relief International)

Chairs:  Laurie Krieger (The Manoff Group) and Adam Koons (Relief Internataional)

Roundtable Presenters:  P. Stanley Yoder (ICF Macro International), Mari H Clarke (World Bank), John P Mason (Independent Consultant) and Hugh S Plunkett (Independent Consultant)

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014: 3:15 PM-5:15 PM Now What? How to Get Employment after Graduate School.

 

Organizer:  Michaela E Howells (University of Colorado Boulder / East Carolina University)