The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology

2017 Annual Spring Conference

  • Thursday, April 27, 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017
  • 1:00 PM
  • Auraria Campus, Denver, CO


  • Registration fee for current HPSfAA individual (non-student) members. To join or renew, please use our online payment system.
  • This registration includes HPSfAA membership and registration for the conference.
  • Discounted registration for current student members of HPSfAA. To join or renew as a student member, please use our online member registration system.
  • Special rate for current dual members. To join or renew your membership, please use our online payment system before registering for the conference.

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High Plains 2017 Spring Conference

April 27-30, 2016

Metropolitan State University Campus, Denver, Colorado

Social Movements: Ethics, Advocacy, and Activism in Contemporary Society

As with other professionals, anthropologists grapple with their role in society. The identities of peoples with whom we work intersect with and are shaped inter-generationally by politics, communities, economics, and the environment as driven largely by marginalization and systematic discrimination. This has been noticed throughout history, and no less contemporarily, through movements such as The Arab Spring, Black Lives Matters, NoDAPL (No Dakota Access Pipeline); local and national discourse on border and immigration politics, marriage equality, and political elections; and even areas of claimed objectivity such as scientific rigor. Applied anthropologists at times find not only that their own identities intersect with the above elements, but their selfidentities also influence the decision-making within their professional and personal lives. We welcome any and all community members, academics, activists and other practitioners to submit proposals for papers, presentations, panels, workshops, and demonstrations that will facilitate discussion and knowledge growth in relation to engaging in social movements, as well as the professional and personal ethics related to engaging and/or disengaging through advocacy and activism. 

Student Travel Award Application

Suggested Lodging Options

Get the HPSfAA group rate of $139-145/night depending on room selection at the SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown by visiting this link to make a reservation by MARCH 28TH to receive the discounted rate.

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