The High Plains Society
Applied Anthropology

2012 Annual Meeting

  • Thursday, April 19, 2012
  • 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, April 22, 2012
  • 11:30 AM
  • Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado


  • 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.
  • This fee includes student membership for one year with HPSfAA.
  • 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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HPSfAA Annual Conference 
Artistic Expression and Community Connections 
Joint Conference with the 

Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association 

Conference Program

Lory Student Center, Colorado State University, 
Fort Collins, Colorado

Conference Info

In its broadest form, artistic expression is central to community development, health and wellbeing, economic opportunity, and cultural revitalization.  Applied Anthropologists are both audience and artist in crafting collaborative research, program implementation, and ethnography.  This conference will explore the work of practitioners and academics in honoring the role of artists and artistic expression in diverse communities of concern.  The conference theme includes literary, performing, and visual arts, as well as practical arts of collaboration and communication.  Among the areas of artistic expression to be considered are: individual and community health through the arts; artistic expression for environmental sustainability; arts as an engine for community and economic development; methodologies of artistic expression, including photo voice, Illustrator, and new accessible visual technologies;  entrepreneurship, micro credit and arts; education and the arts; and artistic expression for cultural self-determination.
This conference is being hosted jointly with the Northern Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association (NCIPA).  Their annual powwow will take place April 21-22 in Moby Gym at CSU.  An invited panel of native dancers and artists from the NCIPA powwow will be part of the HPSfAA Conference schedule.  Conference registration includes free admission to the NCIPA Powwow.

Keynote Speaker
The Keynote Speaker will be Lori Pourier, Executive Director of First Peoples Fund from Rapid City, South Dakota.  First Peoples Fund provides technical assistance and business training to native artists, to expand the economic returns from their artistic expressions and to integrate community healing and growth into the work of native artists.  Lori Pourier will discuss serving native artists through entrepreneurship, collaborative partnerships, and community.  

If you or your community, students, agencies, coalitions, organizations, teams, or colleagues have a story to tell, idea to explore, paper to present, poster to exhibit, research to expand our knowledge or experiences to share, please join us!
For more information, please contact the program coordinators:

Kathleen Sherman
Dept. of Anthropology, Colorado State University
Phone: (605) 441-0271

Teresa Tellechea
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Northern Colorado
Phone: (970) 351-1745

Hotel Information
The High Plains Society has made arrangements for discounted rooms at the Best Western University Inn, which is within walking distance of CSU's campus. 

To make a reservation, call the Best Western University Inn directly at 970-484-2984 (Please do not call the toll free Best Western line). State that you are a member of the High Plains Society for Applied Anthropology when making the reservation in order to receive the discounted rate of $74.00 per night for a room with two queen beds and a deluxe continental breakfast. You must arrange payment for the room yourself; the HPSfAA cannot take payments or make arrangements for hotel rooms on your behalf.

The hotel is a .5 mile walk from the Lory Student Center on campus (link to map below). A free shuttle will also be provided from the hotel to the conference site and back. Also, a conference room will be available for our board meetings, registration and some paper and panel presentations. The conference planners encourage you to take advantage of this hotel if you are coming from out of town.

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