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Workshop Registration Form 

Online registration for workshops is now closed. You can print the pdf form and bring to the SfAA registration desk with your form of payment. 

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All tickets are on a first come first serve basis. We reserve the right to cancel in the event that there are not enough participants to hold the workshop, if this happens fees will be refunded. Refund for cancellation requires 48 hours advance notice before the workshop start time.

Meeting Registration is required to attend any workshop.

Click on the numbers below (#1 through #15) to view the workshop descriptions and make selections.

All workshops are onsite only.


Workshop #1

Applied Visual Ethnography Workshop

Wednesday, March 27
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

STINNETT, Ashley (Ethngraf)

In a rapidly expanding multimodal landscape media representation is increasingly paramount in anthropology. This half-day course will serve as a primer and catalyst for participants to learn multimodal skills, utilizing hands-on experience with audio-video equipment. The workshop will be tailored to meet varying levels of experience, but primarily will be geared towards individuals who want to incorporate media into fieldwork and/or community partnerships. Training will incorporate tripods, DSLR and VR cameras, audio recorders, and microphones. Recommendations will be made for both editing and fieldkit assembly based on affordability, fieldsite conditions, participant skill level, and research objectives. 


Max 15 participants


Workshop #2

Got Those Anthro Skills Yet? Let’s Create a Plan

A Workshop by the Anthropology Career Readiness Network (ACRN) and the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)



Workshop #3

Anthropological Approaches to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Work in Organizations

A Workshop by the Anthropology Career Readiness Network (ACRN) and the National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA)

Wednesday, March 29
1:30 - 3:15 pm

MACEYKO, Melissa (CSULB & Willing Observers) and ARCINIEGA, Lucy (Willing Observers) 

 As conducting cultural assessments has become a critical aspect of organizations’ diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies, understanding organizational culture is increasingly an important component of DEI work. In this environment, competing understandings of what culture is and how it operates, both within and outside of the organization, can critically impact the success of DEI efforts. During this session, students and potential jobseekers will be provided with illustrative case studies and led through hands-on activities that seek to hone their ability to apply ethnographic theory and qualitative methods to cultural assessment and DEI work in organizations. 


Max 25 participants


Workshop #4

Talking About Anthropology to Others

A Career Readiness Network Workshop



Workshop #5

Introduction to Mapping with Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS)

Wednesday, March 27
3:45 - 6:45 pm

BANIS, DavidMCLAIN, Rebecca, and BUI, Thien-Kim (Portland State U), CERVENY, Lee (USFS) 

Public Participation Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS) is becoming an important data collection and public engagement tool for public agencies, community organizations, and others interested in mapping and visualizing the values associated with specific locations on a landscape. This 3-hour hands-on interactive workshop walks participants through the maze of options open to PPGIS practitioners, including considerations related to data collection methods, map design, sampling, analysis/visualization of results, interpretation of results. The focus of the workshop is on designing PPGIS projects that will result in data of immediate practical use for community organizations and planners. No previous GIS experience is needed. 


max 20 participants


Workshop #6

Leveraging LinkedIn for Career Growth (NAPA Workshop)

Wednesday, March 27
3:45 - 6:45 pm

BROWN, Racine (Lowe’s)  

As any anthropologist who leaves academe soon discovers, the rules of the game are very different outside the Ivory Tower. Networking and learning from others is essential; LinkedIn is a key tool in this endeavor. This workshop will teach participants how to optimize their profiles, engage with posts on the platform, and network effectively with non-1st degree connections on the platform. This workshop is intended for students and professionals who want to develop a career in practice in spaces such as user experience research, market research, business consulting, and similar fields. 


max 20 participants


Workshop #8

Crafting Compelling Narratives: Storytelling Anthropology for Mainstream Audiences

Thursday, March 30
9:00 - 10:45 am

GAMWELL, Adam (Anthrocurious) and BRIODY, Elizabeth (Cultural Keys) 

Storytelling is an essential tool for anthropologists to communicate their research findings to broader audiences and engage with mainstream audiences and media platforms. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical techniques to transform complex anthropological concepts and theories into compelling narratives that resonate with diverse audiences. By examining successful examples from anthropology and other related fields and discussing their stories and storytelling strategies, attendees will develop skills to bridge the gap between academic discourse and public understanding. 


max 25 participants


Workshop #9

Learning How to Build Your Network

An Anthropology Career Readiness Network and National Association for the Practice of Anthropology (NAPA) Workshop



Workshop #10

So You Want to Publish?: Demystifying the Hidden Curriculum of Academic Journals

Thursday, March 28
1:30 - 5:30 pm

CHIN, Elizabeth (American Anthropologist, Art Ctr Coll of Design)  

Let’s take the mystery out of publishing. In this workshop we’ll discuss many aspects of the “hidden curriculum” when it comes to getting your writing out into the world. How do you identify and select a good outlet for your work? What should you expect from the review process? How do you deal with dreaded reviewer number two? What happens if your submission is rejected? We will have plenty of time for discussion, strategizing, and working a bit on writing, too. If you have something in process -- a draft of something you’d like to publish, an article with a revise and resubmit decision, something that was rejected, bring it along. All writing will be treated with the care it deserves!


max 40 participants


Workshop #11

Storytelling for Anthropologists: An Essential Tool and Art (NAPA Workshop)

Thursday, March 28
5:45 - 7:30 pm

TASHIMA, Niel and CRAIN, Cathleen (LTG Assoc), OLIVER, Elisha (Texas Folklife) 

An important attribute/skill of good anthropologists is the ability to communicate with an audience rapidly and effectively. In this workshop, we will begin the session by defining the elements of a good story and its communication to a lay audience.  We will then have three anthropologists each tell a story about their work using the discussed framework.  After each story, the session chair and the presenters will discuss how the frame worked and what was most effective about the story. After the three stories and discussions are completed, the audience will be invited to participate in a story-generating exercise. The final activity will be a facilitated group discussion. 


max 30 participants


Workshop #12

Becoming a Practicing Anthropologist: A Workshop for Anthropologists Seeking Non-Academic Careers

A Career Readiness Commission Workshop

Friday, March 29
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

NOLAN, Riall (Purdue U)

This workshop shows anthropologists (undergraduate, Master’s and PhD students as well as recent PhDs) how to prepare themselves for practice, even within a traditional anthropology program. Six areas will be covered: 1) Practice careers; 2) Practice competencies; 3) Making graduate school count; 4) Career planning; 5) Job-hunting; and 6) Job success. The workshop is three hours long.


max 25 participants


Workshop #13

Cultural Consensus Analysis

Friday, March 29
12:30 - 5:30 pm

GATEWOOD, John B. (Lehigh U) and LOWE, John W. (Cultural Analysis)

This five-hour workshop is an introduction to cultural consensus analysis and how to use it to study the social organization of knowledge. Topics include: the original problem that consensus analysis addresses; the “formal” versus “informal” methods and the kinds of data collections appropriate for each; the need to counter-balance items when using the informal method; using consensus analysis to study sub-cultural variation; how different distributional patterns of knowledge affect the key indicators of consensus; and number of questions needed for reliable assessments of respondent-by-respondent similarity. Discussion of recent developments with CCA and issues in participants’ own research, as time allows. 


max 25 participants


Workshop #14

Introduction to Implementation Science from Anthropological Perspectives

Friday, March 29
5:45 - 7:30 pm

WILLGING, Cathleen and SHATTUCK, Daniel (PIRE & UNM), and RASKIN, Sara (VCU) 

Implementation science is the scientific study and application of methods and strategies that support the uptake of new policies, programs, and interventions, and effectively transition novel innovations into regular use. Since the field’s inception, anthropology has played a critical role in design and measurement in implementation science. In this interactive workshop, we will review the “what” and “why” behind implementation science; describe a sample of key implementation theories, models, and frameworks; and discuss implementation strategies. This workshop will also provide training on integrating implementation science research with applied medical anthropology and public health practice. ​​​​​​​


max 40 participants


Workshop #15

Applying Anthropology in an Aging World: Breakfast and Networking Event

Saturday, March 30
9:00 - 10:45 am

VESPERI, Maria (New Coll-FL), SOKOLOVSKY, Jay (USF), and BRILLER, Sherylyn (Purdue U)

The Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Life Course (AAGE) offers an interactive event led by anthropologists with experience in career development relating to the anthropology of aging and the life course. Students, practitioners, teachers and other colleagues who want to explore careers, research and publishing opportunities in aging and the life course are invited to share in informal discussion on how anthropological perspectives can contribute to a range of aging-related fields. This event is followed by the AGING NOW! session which features people doing related work in various sectors. Light buffet breakfast

Reg $10 / Student $5

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