The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology

2018 HPSfAA Annual Spring Conference

  • Thursday, April 26, 2018
  • 6:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018
  • 1:00 PM
  • Four Winds American Indian Council, 201 West 5th Ave, Denver, CO 80204


  • 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 

Society for Applied Anthropology 

2018 Spring Conference

April 26th to 29th

Four Winds American Indian Council 

201 West 5th Ave, Denver, Colorado

Who Stole the Keys to my Kingdom? Global Dislocation, Local Gentrification, Recognition, and Status

Spring Conference Program Now Available!

Click Here to Download

In Trump’s “World as Real Estate” worldview, people, products, and parcels of land are what drive the “art of the deal.”  From the Dreamers and the contentious end to DACA, to Syrian refugees stopped at the border or let to drown at sea; from the climate refugees, leaving their beloved Puerto Rico, to the White House’s egregious removal of environmental protections over the ancestral lands of Bears Ears and Escalante.  The struggle over possession and use of lands, recognition and status of humans forcibly relocated, and the blatant human rights violations of an increasingly-global gentrification agenda have reached an epic capitalistic crest.  As applied anthropologists it is our duty to look for solutions to these most serious concerns; solutions which take into account humans as well as the environment and other forms of life.  In an attempt to demonstrate due diligence and look critically into these issues, we invite abstracts for presentations via formal papers, visual documentary, music, poetry, literature, and performative theatre. We also welcome individual, group, community, academic, government and policy-based demonstrations, presentations, performances and workshops.

Suggested Lodging Options

Reserve your hotel accommodations at TownPlace Suites-Marriott for $156-189/night depending on room selection by visiting this link to make a reservation.

TownPlace Suites-Marriott is located at 685 Speer Boulevard, a 10-minute walk to the 4 Winds American Indian Council Center. 

For attendees looking for cozier options, consider Airbnb

Which has over 100+ rentals located in the adjacent Baker Neighborhood, where the conference will be centered and is conveniently located next to the South Broadway (restaurant and retail) District.

Fonda High Plains Communal Meal

Saturday April 28th at Four Winds Center

$15 Adults and $10 Children or Students with Current ID

Four Course Fonda Style Dinner

Please RSVP with registration

Full Conference Registrants will receive a complimentary HPSfAA Canvas Bag and Notebook. Additional canvas bags, notebooks, and 2018 Poster will also be available for purchase. 

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