Conferences

Conferences

SACC has offers engaging and unique conferences that include meals and tours of anthropologically relevant locations. Our smaller meetings provide a more relaxed and friendly environment to share ideas and foster lively discussions.

2014 – Burlington

2014 – Burlington

Meeting Information:

Location: Burlington, VT.
Date: April 23-26, 2014
Theme: Food for Thought: Transformative Intersections, Processes and Teaching

Call For Proposals

The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is holding its 2014 annual meeting in Burlington, VT, April 23-26. The theme of the meeting is “Food for Thought: Transformative Intersections, Processes and Teaching.” Proposals for paper presentations on this any topic relating to anthropology are welcome. Of particular interest are presentations on teaching anthropology. Paper presentations are tentatively scheduled for 15 minutes. Abstracts should be no longer than 125 words and must be received no later than April 1, 2014. Make sure to include your institutional affiliation and contact information with your abstract. Abstracts should be sent to Dianne Chidester, preferably via email at [email protected] Paper abstracts, if necessary, may be sent to Dianne Chidester, Greenville Technical College, Behavioral & Social Sciences, MS 1042, P.O. Box 5616, Greenville, SC 29606-5616. Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be completed by April 7, 2014. No proposal will be accepted for final inclusion in the program until the program chair receives confirmation from the AAA prior to April 7, 2014, that the conference registration fees have been paid.

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2011 – Omaha

2011 – Omaha

Meeting Information:

Location: Omaha, NE.
Date: April 6-9, 2011
Theme: Cultural Diversity in the Community College and Teaching Anthropology

Meeting Summary:

SACC’s 2011 Annual Conference took place April 6-9, 2011 at the Embassy Suites in the Old Market area of Omaha, NE.

SACC member Dianne Chidester’s eloquent summary of the Omaha meeting, organized by President Mel Johnson, that she sent to the listserve is published here:

It was a wonderful SACCfest in Omaha! Mel, you did such a terrific job of organizing and keeping us on track. As usual, SACC takes me to places that are new, interesting, and where I might not otherwise go.

The hotel was unbelievable. I think it’s the best I’ve experienced at SACCfest! We had suites, free breakfasts, and, most importantly, a free happy hour when we were back at the hotel in time.

The location of the hotel was terrific. If folks didn’t explore the gastronomic opportunities in Old Market, they really missed out. I had Omaha steaks, some of the best Persian food ever, and ate at a French Café. I heard the Italian restaurant was really good, too. I’m sorry I didn’t have more time to explore!

The keynote lecture on Using Four-Field Anthropology in Forensic Science by Melissa Connor made me realize the important role and practical application of forensic anthropology, though some of the visuals weren’t easy to look at.

The students from the University of South Dakota (Dona Davis is calling them the “SACCettes”) presented excellent papers and were fun to hang out with. I hope we didn’t scare them off!

Becky, thanks again for organizing the papers so they were all part of a cohesive whole. How do you do that? And thanks to presenters for sharing their knowledge.

The tour of the Primate Center at the Henry Doorley Zoo given by supervisor Christine Dupre was unbelievable. I can’t believe we got so close to those wonderful silverbacks. I had to stand with my hands in my pockets to keep from making contact. I doubt that I will ever get another opportunity to be that up close and personal with gorillas!

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