2019 Annual Meeting, Portland, OR

There are a few rooms that have opened up at the Hilton Portland Downtown Hotel. Get them before they are gone. Online Reservations

Also if you are not intending to use the room you have booked please cancel ASAP so that others can have the opportunity to reserve them before the cutoff date.

Deadline for reservations at the group rate is February 25, 2019.


Consider Volunteering at the Meeting

The Society for Applied Anthropology is pleased to offer students attending the Annual Meeting opportunities to volunteer. This is a great way to interact with other attendees, network, and see the inner workings of the meetings. With every 4 hours worked you will receive one year’s free membership.

Volunteer Sign-up Form


Tour registration
for the upcoming Annual Meeting is available!  

Please note: we will be taking the online registrations through March 8. After that, you will need to go to the registration desk onsite.


The Preliminary Program is now available online.

Please note: This is not the final version, check back for any changes.

If you are a presenter please review to verify the information is correct.  

PRELIMINARY PROG 2019 (1-30-19)


2019 logo.png"Engaging Change in Turbulent Times"

March 19-23, 2019
Hilton Portland Downtown

Program Chair: Michael Paolisso

Register to attend the Annual Meeting

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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.