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Nov
26
Sat
Global Sustainable Transport Conference
Nov 26 – Nov 27 all-day

7 October – Side event registration

31 October – Conference registration

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene the first-ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference from 26-27 November 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

The Conference will be held at the highest level and will bring together key stakeholders from Governments, the private sector, and civil society to engage in dialogue that emphasizes the integrated and cross-cutting nature of sustainable transport.  All modes of transport—road, rail, aviation and maritime—will be addressed as well as transport both in urban and rural areas, energy and transport, public transport, countries in special situations, road safety, and financing for sustainable transport, as well as finding a new paradigm for transport sustainability.  The concerns of developing countries, including least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing States, will receive particular attention.

The Conference will feature opening and closing ceremonies, morning plenary sessions with statements of commitment and ambition, followed by parallel thematic roundtables on various sustainable transport-related topics.  NGO representatives will be able to attend the plenaries, intervene in the round tables, subject to the availability of time, and organise side events.

Pre-registration is required and will be open for NGOs in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council from 19 September – 31 October 2016, using the registration form at http://bit.ly/SustainableTransportConf. Registration is non-transferrable.  If a representative of an accredited organization is not able to attend the Conference, he or she cannot be replaced by another representative.

Applicants must:

  • represent an NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC working in the transport field;
  • be officially authorised to speak on behalf of their organization or institution;
  • have expertise in the transport sector;
  • be available to be in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on 26 and 27 November;
  • arrange for travel, visa, accommodation and all other related expenses.

IMPORTANT: Government representatives and intergovernmental organizations DO NOT use this registration form.  Please observe standard protocol arrangements via your official UN delegation or organization.

The deadline for submitting applications for side events is 7 October 2016.  For more information on the Conference and organising side events, please visit the Global Sustainable Transport Conference website: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/Global-Sustainable-Transport-Conference-2016.

Dec
15
Thu
Call for Papers: CSAS Annual Meeting
Dec 15 all-day

Faculty, students, independent scholars, and practitioners are encouraged to submit abstracts for papers, posters, organized sessions, workshops, and round-tables in all fields of anthropology, including applied, for the 96th Anniversary Meeting of the Central States Anthropological Society, which will be held at the Embassy Suites in Lincoln, Nebraska, April 6 through April 8, 2017.

The annual CSAS conference is student-friendly and features a paper competition for both undergraduate and graduate students (go to Awards page for more information). It  offers an opportunity for anthropologists from throughout the Midwest, from institutions large and small, to meet, talk, and network in a welcoming and professional environment.

This year’s conference will offer two extraordinary plenary talks.  The 2016 Distinguished Lecture will be given by Dr. Fred Smith. And a second special plenary address will be given by Dr. Richard Lee.

You must register for the conference before you can submit an abstract.  If your abstract is not accepted, you can ask for a refund of your registration fee.

This year, the registration rates for CSAS members have been reduced.  So if you are a member of AAA, join CSAS for $20 ($10 for students) and you’ll save on registration!

Registration rates:  Early online registration rates are:  CSAS regular member: $50; CSAS student member: $20; regular non-member: $90; student non-member: $40. (After March 6th the on-site registration rates are:  CSAS regular member: $70; CSAS student member: $30;regular non-member: $110; student non-member: $50.)

To register:  got to this AAA webpage.  Click on “register” under Central States Anthropological Society (CSAS) 2017 Spring Conference. AAA members should login to their account; non-AAA members should create a temporary account. Once you complete item 3, “Select Meeting,” the registration categories will appear.

All meeting participants are welcome to attend the business lunch; the subsidized ticket price is $8.

To submit an abstract:  Once you register (and pay fees), you will receive a registration confirmation email from aaameetings with a link to the submissions website. THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS December 15, 2016.

 

If you have questions about the conference, or wish to discuss submitting panels or workshops, please contact:

Nobuko Adachi, CSAS 2017 Annual Meeting Program Chair
Illinois State University
[email protected]
(309) 438-8036

May
31
Wed
Costume Society of America’s 43rd Annual Meeting and Symposium @ Westin Portland Harborview
May 31 – Jun 4 all-day

Call for Papers: Oral/Design Research, Panels/Discussion Sessions, Virtual Exhibition Tours, Research (including Design) Exhibits

Deadline: October 14, 2016 Contact: Jessica Urick at [email protected]

Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Juried Creative Design Exhibition

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Contact: Susan Hannel via email at [email protected]  Click here for more information.

Call for Submissions: Professional Development Sessions

Deadline: October 14, 2016

Contact: Rebecca Kelly at [email protected]  Click here for more information.

Oct
26
Thu
Society for Ethnomusicology 2017 Annual Meeting @ Denver Marriott City Center Hotel
Oct 26 – Oct 29 all-day

The Society for Ethnomusicology will hold its 62nd Annual Meeting on October 26-29, 2017, at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel, co-hosted by the University of Denver, the University of Colorado Boulder, and Colorado College.

In conjunction with the SEM Annual Meeting, Colorado College and the SEM Indigenous Music Section will present a pre-conference symposium, “Sound Alliances: A Celebration of Indigenous Musics and Cultures,” on October 25 in Colorado Springs.

Visit www.ethnomusicology.org and select “Conferences” for more information about the Annual Meeting, online registration, and hotel accommodations.

Mar
22
Thu
Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (SAC) Spring Conference: Altered States, Sound, Ritual and Healing Today, Both in Traditional Cultures and Non Traditional
Mar 22 – Mar 25 all-day

Healing is one function attributed to shamanic practice and is fundamental to many of the esoteric principals of ritual and spiritual healing beliefs that have been part of our world’s cultures. Sound weather chanting, sacred sounds, and instruments of varying types are also used to form the vessel of healing. Exploring the various uses and meaning of ritual, sound, and altered states invites a deeper understanding of why these elements are conflated into the healing arts of many cultures ancient and newly forming sub-cultures around the world.  The theme of the 2018 conference concerns the diverse ways in which these healing practices are used and being transformed by technology and modern world philosophy; and how these modalities of sound and ritual have significance in healing practices around the world today.

Jun
19
Tue
AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute @ Science and Engineering Hall, George Washington University, Washington DC
Jun 19 @ 6:30 pm – Jun 21 @ 12:30 pm

The AAA Department Leaders Summer Institute is an opportunity to take part in face-to-face dialogue about the various challenges department leaders face in administering their departments and to share successful practices for meeting these challenges.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5:00 Registration
6:30 Opening Reception and Dinner (Provided)
Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome and Introductions – AAA President Alex Barker
9:15 Departments as a Force for Change – (Speaker)
10:00 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Leadership and Department Management
-Program Review and Assessment
12:00 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Plenary Discussion – Innovations in Pedagogy and Career Diversity
3:30 Break
3:45 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Doctoral Program Chairs
-MA / MS Program Chairs
-2- and 4-year Degree Program Chairs
5:30 Break
6:00 Dinner (provided) and Fun Evening Event
Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 Facilitated Breakout Groups:
-Institutional Data
-Encouraging Research and Finding Funding
10:00 Break
10:15 Plenary Discussion – Making the Case for Advancing the Discipline
11:30 AAA’s Department Services Program – How Can AAA Help?
12:00 Wrap Up and Recommendations for 2020 Summer Institute
12.30 Adjourn