The Society for Applied Anthropolgy has invited cognate professional associations to join as co-sponsors in the Annual Meeting. Those groups who have accepted the invitation are now working actively with the Program Chair on the content of the sessions. The groups include:

The Political Ecology Society (PESO) has as its object the promotion of interdisciplinary scientific investigation of the political and economic principles controlling the relations of human beings to one another and to the environment. As part of its efforts to meet these goals, PESO supports the publication of the Journal of Political Ecology, a peer reviewed electronic journal that publishes articles and reviews in English, French, and Spanish. As well as the PESO Annual Meeting, the society organizes sessions at professional meetings, and sponsors an electronic public forum on its Internet site.

The Council on Nursing and Anthropology (CONAA)  is an organization of nurse-anthropologists who meet twice each year, once at the Society for Applied Anthropology meetings in the spring, and once at the American Anthropology Association meetings in the Fall. For the past three decades, CONAA has gathered nurse-anthropologists under the umbrella of the Society of Medical Anthropology. CONAA’s mission is to explore culture and client care, the teaching of culture, and the preparation of nurses as culturally-competent caregivers.

The Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) was organised to promote empirical research and social science in anthropology. The members of SAS want to further the development of anthropological science as empirical knowledge based on testable theory, sound research design and systematic methods for the collection and analysis of data. We seek to fulfill the historic mission of anthropology to describe and explain the range of variation in human biology, society, and culture across time and space. 

We are the Culture & Agriculture (C&A) Section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). C&A aims to develop the study and understanding of agrarian systems from a holistic, social science perspective, and to link academics and practitioners concerned with agrarian issues, agricultural development, and agricultural systems through dissemination of scientific research, encouragement of effective instruction, and to encourage application of knowledge to public policy.