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The Council on Anthropology and Education (CAE) has put together a dynamic and compelling program for the 2018 AAA Annual Meeting–virtually all of which is open to all conference attendees. CAE’s invited session, “Policies, politics and practices: Theorizing volatility, adaptation and epistemology in educational research with refugee communities,” will be Thursday, November 15 from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. in the Fairmont in the Fairfield room. The CAE is also co-sponsoring two sessions: “Experiencing Language: The Contributions of Elinor Ochs to Anthropology” (with the Society for Linguistic Anthropology) on Friday, November 16 from 2:00 to 3:45 p.m. in the Convention Center, room LL 21 C; and “Imagining Education Through a Decolonial Lens: Possibilities for Resistance and Change,” in collaboration with the Association for Indigenous Anthropologists. This session is also on Friday, November 16 from 4:15 to 6:00 p.m. in the Convention Center, Hall 3, room San Jose Ballroom 1.

Each year, CAE supports early career educational anthropologists through the Concha Delgado-Gaitán Presidential Fellows Program. Concha Delgado Gaitán is an educational anthropologist whose contributions to the field of anthropology and education have been recognized and have earned her many awards including the George and Louise Spindler Award. In the words of former CAE President, Marta Baltodano, “This fellowship is designed to give early-career scholars a mentoring boost toward tenure and/or professional success, and to cultivate the next generation of CAE leadership.”

During this year’s conference, the Concha Delgado Gaitan Presidential Fellows Mentoring Session will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. in the Convention Center, Blossom Hill III room. Also, the Students of Color/LGBTQ Mentoring Session will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 10:15 am to 12:00 p.m. in the Fairmont, Fairfield room. The Invited New Scholars Gallery Session will occur on Friday, November 16 from 6:00 to 7:45 p.m. at the Convention Center, Concourse Lobby. And the Works-in-Progress Mentoring Session will take place on Friday, November 16 from 2:00 to 3:15 p.m. in the Convention Center, Blossom Hill I room.

The CAE will be holding several annual special events at the conference to which all conference attendees are invited. This includes the CAE Board meeting that will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Convention Center, Blossom Hill III room. The CAE Town Hall Meeting—where we will discuss our mission and its relationship to the work we do, including ideas for how we might further enhance and expand—will be held on Thursday, November 15 from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Convention Center, room MR 212 D. The CAE Past President’s Distinguished Lecture and Awards Recognition will take place on Friday from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. in the Fairmont, Gold room where we will present book, dissertation, fellowship, and travel awards. Our CAE Business, All–Committee Meeting and Social will be held on Friday evening, November 16 from 7:45 to 10:30 p.m. at the Convention Center, room MR 230-A. During this catered and cash bar event we will present the Spindler Award for “a career of teaching, research and service that has been distinguished, exemplary, and inspirational.” The end of the meeting will be devoted to socializing and initial planning in each of CAE’s 15 standing committees for next year’s program.

Something unique at this year’s meetings is a CAE community engagement event on Saturday morning, November 17 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, which will include a walking tour of San Jose’s Japantown with oral history narratives from residents regarding immigration, community, and belonging. Also, there will be a lunch on Saturday, November 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at which CAE members will have the opportunity to meet with a group of masters in anthropology students from Cal State Los Angeles, who are conducting a semester-long examination of how power and other resources move through institutions of higher education and professional societies, such as the American Anthropology Association. In addition to the above, the students are examining how graduate students—especially those from dominated/underrepresented groups—experience those spaces. The study will culminate in a report to be shared with CAE leadership. If you would like to participate in the lunch, please contact Allison Mattheis at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you in San José!

Please send your comments and ideas for Anthropology News columns to CAE contributing editors Patricia D. López ([email protected]) and Cathy Amanti ([email protected]).

We would like to thank CAE President, Peter Demerath for guidance on this piece.

Cite as: López, Patricia D., and Cathy Amanti. 2018. “CAE Program at the 2018 Annual Meeting.” Anthropology News website, November 7, 2018. DOI: 10.1111/AN.1027