Dear CAE listserve members:
As I look over the preliminary program online, I am amazed at the wonderful opportunities for scholarly engagement we can anticipate in November! CAE has a total of 51 academic sessions, many special events, and one workshop. See full list of CAE sessions here. A few highlights:
The program showcases three CAE invited sessions that point toward new and inspiring directions. These sessions explore globalization, market-based models for schools, and the strengthening presence of local ethnographers in developing countries studying their own communities. The first, organized by Vanessa Fong, is titled *How transnational migrants decide where to raise their children *(Thursday, 10:15). It is co-sponsored with the Society of the Anthropology of Work. The second invited session, organized by Kathryn Davis, is *Language policy and planning from within: Local ethnographers engaging communities (*Saturday, 10:15)*. *The third invited session, organized by Amy Brown and Marguerite Wilson, is *Public borders, private crossings II: Ethnographic approaches to mapping neoliberalism, globalization, and corporatization in schools*. This session takes place Saturday at 1:45 and is co-sponsored with the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology.
CAE continues its intergenerational tradition of creating welcoming spaces for new scholars, while at the same time honoring our elders. At the CAE New Scholar Invited Poster Session (Thursday from 1:45-5:30), twenty-three new scholars will exhibit their work. On Wednesday at 4:00, we will honor the work of an influential elder who has mentored many of us. Please plan to attend Transcending borders in anthropology and education — The interdisciplinary contributions of Harry F. Wolcott.
Each year, CAE hosts special events designed to mentor new scholars, encourage broad participation in leadership, and begin planning for the following year’s conference. Here are some special events everyone should attend if possible: On Friday from 12:15-1:30 Cindy Cruz will facilitate a Works in Progress event. Friday evening from 6:30 – 8 pm is the CAE Business Meeting, when all members gather to celebrate those receiving awards and to hear updates about the organization. Saturday from 3:30-5:30 is the CAE All-Committee Meeting. This is a time to find others who share your research and social change interests and to begin constructing sessions for the 2013 program. In the second hour, we will have a welcome reception for new members. At 6:15, Outgoing President Kathy Schultz will give a talk. Immediately following that, we will host a social event for all members at a nearby venue (location TBA).
These are just a few of the highlights. See the full AAA program, where you can search by name, key word, day, and section. At this website, you can also find information about hotels with special AAA discounts. However, a google search will also locate many small hotels in the downtown area.
One last thing: This year, because of the very limited space at the San Francisco site, AAA has scheduled an unusual number of sessions on Wednesday afternoon and evening. As you make your travel plans, please plan to arrive so that you can attend these sessions if possible.
If you have questions about the program, feel free to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org). I may not be able to answer all your questions, but I can at least direct you to someone who can.
Best wishes to all, and see you in San Francisco!
Rosemary Henze, CAE Program Chair 2012