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 Canadian Anthropology Society/Société canadienne d'anthropologie (CASCA) represents over 500 anthropologists across Canada and around the world.  Since its inception in 1974 (then known as the Canadian Ethnology Society/société canadienne d’ethnologie), CASCA has been committed to fostering a tradition of socially and politically relevant anthropological work. We are dedicated to addressing issues of political and social importance, including those affecting the Indigenous Peoples with whom we partner in our work. We strive to provide a platform for anthropologists practicing the discipline in and beyond academic institutions, serving the needs of a broad spectrum of anthropologists working in Canada.

The Centre for Imaginative Ethnography (CIE) is an independent cyber-collective where experimental and emergent ethnographic methodologies integrate and fuse creative arts, digital media, and sensory ethnography, and where new ethnographic writing is encouraged in teaching, theory, and practice.

As we use it, the term “imaginative” refers to a recognition of imagination and creativity as central and significant in human social relations, and a commitment to open-ended inquiry that can embrace risks, challenges to orthodoxy, and unintended outcomes.

The Council on Nursing and Anthropology (CONAA)  is an organization that brings together nurses, anthropologists and others interested in understanding and promoting the health of peoples and cultures around the world through research and practice innovations. Common interests of CONAA members are basic and applied health research, improved health care for vulnerable populations, and encouraging cultural and social justice content in education and research. CONAA holds yearly business meetings at SfAA followed by informal receptions for networking and mutual support. For more information about CONAA, visit or email Karen Breda, CONAA President

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.

The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. Founded in 1983, NAPA strives to promote the practice of anthropology, both within the discipline and among private, public, and nonprofit organizations. NAPA continues to grow as anthropologists engaged in practice have developed broader professional opportunities both inside and outside the academic realm. NAPA is a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), and NAPA members receive all AAA materials and benefits.

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 Society for Anthropological Sciences (SAS) was organised to promote empirical research and social science in anthropology. The members of SASci 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.