2019 Annual Meeting

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"Engaging Change in Turbulent Times"

March 19-23, 2019
Hilton Portland Downtown

Program Chair: Michael Paolisso

Online registration and abstract submission is now open!

Click here to register for the meeting. 


SfAA Call For Nominations 

In December 2018 the SfAA membership will be invited to elect members to the following positions: 

• Secretary (1)

• Board of Directors Member, Regular (2)

• Nominations and Elections Committee Member (1)

To facilitate the development of a diverse and representative slate, the SfAA Nominations and Elections Committee is encouraging all eligible SfAA Members to nominate themselves or colleagues as potential candidates for these positions. Potential candidates for all three positions must be current Fellow SfAA members and willing to accept nomination should they be selected for the ballot. The submission of nominations will be accomplished with the guidance of the Nominations and Elections Committee.

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Welcome to the SfAA!

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) was founded in 1941 to promote the investigation of the principles of human behavior and the application of these principles to contemporary issues and problems.  The Society is unique among professional associations in membership and purpose, representing the interests of professionals in a wide range of settings - academia, business, law, health and medicine, government, etc. The unifying factor is a commitment to making an impact on the quality of life in the world.

The Society for Applied Anthropology hosts an annual meeting each year for its membership. The 79th annual meeting will be held in Portland, OR from March 19-23, 2019. The theme for this meeting will be Engaging Change in Turbulent Times. Go to Annual Meeting for more information. 

The Society for Applied Anthropology proudly sponsors prestigious awards including the Malinowski Award, the Peter K. New Award, and the Sol Tax Award. Additionally, the SfAA co-sponsors the Margaret Mead Award with the American Anthropological Association.