Annual Meeting Information

A/V Equipment

SfAA will provide LCD projectors and screens for each meeting room at no charge. SfAA does NOT provide laptops, VGA adapters, or external speakers.

If anyone in your session is using PowerPoint, at least one participant will need to bring a laptop. It is important to condense all the PowerPoint presentations onto one CD or memory stick. This will save time changing disks between papers.

*** Apple Mac users will need to bring their own VGA adaptors. There is no standard VGA adaptor for Mac laptops. VGA adaptors vary depending on the year and model of your Mac laptop. Therefore, you must purchase a Mac VGA adaptor for your particular model and bring it with you to Pittsburgh. Some newer Windows-based laptops also have non-standard ports for LCD projectors and may require a VGA adaptor.***

SfAA will provide microphones and speakers only if a meeting room is large enough to necessitate. Most meeting rooms do not require this equipment.

Video presenters must bring their own DVD capable laptop. SfAA will provide a projector and screen.

Omni William Penn Hotel
75th Annual Meeting
Pittsburgh, PA
March 24-28, 2015

Continuity and Change

The 2015 SfAA Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to celebrate the Society’s rich history over the last seven and a half decades and to represent through our work and prospects for the future the vitality and practical value of anthropology and the associated applied social sciences and humanities.

The Society for Applied Anthropology held its first meeting in 1941, in an atmosphere of confidence in the future.   How did we meet that challenge, and how have we fared since?  To what extent have we stayed the same and how have we changed? 

In planning the 2015 Annual Meeting we recognize the place in which we will be meeting.  We welcome sessions, activities, and events devoted to topics that are of interest to the people of the Pittsburg metropolitan region, and we will endeavor to encourage active public participation in our meetings.

Orit Tamir, Ph.D.
2015 Program Chair