Dear CAE members:
The excitement builds as the AAA meeting gets closer!
We know you are busy with packing, grading, writing, and making your powerpoint look great; yet, the following information may make your meeting experience a bit easier.
CHECK OUT THE CAE/AAA PROGRAM
* If you haven’t yet, make sure you print or download the handy CAE Program PDF. Share it with your colleagues, students, or others who are new to CAE/AAA.
* Remember there is a CAE event on Saturday, 11/23 at the Field Museum. You can register at “Engaging the Public in the Anthropology of Education.” ($15.00 regular/$30 with lunch)
* AAA has made a available a Personal Schedule and a Meeting Mobile app for Android, iPhone and iPad devices. You should know that the information in these tools will sync; if you have already created your schedule in the AAA website, this data will be available in the mobile app. Learn more about how to use the AAA mobile app here: AAA Annual Meeting Mobile Application: A Brief Survival Guide
* Green Registration: Remember that if you signed up for “Green Registration” back in March (so long ago!) , you will not receive a printed program in Chicago. So make sure sure you review the online program and get the app, so this is not you upon registration.
* Last but not least: Bookmark this CAE website in your browser or iPad! We will be posting updates and relevant information there. It’s much better than searching for CAE messages in your email inbox.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO!
* AAA has put together an Annual Meeting FAQ with relevant info on registration hours, social media, etc.
* An important highlight: There will be Internet at the Hilton!
Is wi-fi available in the Chicago Hilton?
Yes! Thanks to our generous sponsors, Intel, wireless internet will be available in public areas of the Chicago Hilton for attendees use. Bring your laptops or your smart phones to keep connected!
USING SOCIAL MEDIA
* The official hashtag for the event is #AAA2013. Although some folks use #AAA13 to save 2 characters.
* Please post and follow CAE events using the hashtag #CAE13.
* Bookmark and visit the AAA blog with Annual Meeting posts
DO YOU *LOVE* SOCIAL MEDIA? AND CAE?
* If you (or people you know) are interested in supporting CAE, and working in social media initiatives, please let us know. Service opportunities available! Please email or talk to CAE webmaster (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the meeting –most of the time, I look like this.
Thanks and safe travels everybody,
*photo by Damon Garrett
On Sat. morning Nov. 23 the apex of the CAE program will occur at Chicago’s Field Museum (not at the regular conference hotel). Between 8 AM and 2 PM, we will have the CAE new scholars poster session, four regular program panels, a workshop on publishing in AEQ, a book club discussion (of Ian Hodder’s Things), and an information session about the summer field school in Cambodia that our colleague Yuri Wellington coordinates.
Registration is $15 [regular] or $30 for those who want to sign up for a box lunch.
You can register at: http://bit.ly/nfKQpF with the event title on the website being “Engaging the Public in the Anthropology of Education.”
History of the Event
(posted by Ted Hamann)
I want to remind many of you of the ‘Canterbury Convocation’ and to teach others of you of a nugget of CAE history that you might not be aware of. I am doing so as part of a turnout effort to encourage you to register for The Study and Practice of Education in Greater Chicago and around the World, a special multi-part CAE event that will be held at Chicago’s Field Museum on Saturday morning Nov. 23. In brief, ‘Canterbury Convocation’ references the special miniature conference that CAE organized in 2004 when a labor dispute at the San Francisco Hilton Towers and related reluctance by AAA members to cross a picket line meant the venue of AAA’s annual meeting was changed at the last minute from San Francisco to Atlanta. Rather than participate in a last-minute event (on different dates) in Atlanta at a hotel that was not unionized, CAE decided to host its whole program on the original dates at San Francisco’s Canterbury Hotel (which was union friendly). Those who were there will recall the intimacy and charge of meeting as 500 instead of as a small segment of the 6000+ who attend a regular annual meeting. While 2004 was a disaster for AAA, it was not one for our section. Indeed, in my recollection the energy of Canterbury catalyzed our efforts for a number of years following.
I mention all of this because in 2013, CAE is endeavoring to recapture a bit of that Canterbury magic. We have gained access to the Field Museum (less than a mile from the conference site) on Saturday morning Nov. 23 where we will have the CAE new scholars poster session, four regular program panels, a workshop on publishing in AEQ and a book club discussion (of Ian Hodder’s Things). In other words, we will again have a venue to meet primarily as CAE. The important exception to that is that we have invited local teachers to attend as well (end earn continuing education credits). To participate in this installation, requires special registration, however (and $15 dollars to cover morning breakfast costs or $30 to cover breakfast and lunch). Please put this on your calendar, sign up (http://bit.ly/nfKQpF) with the event title on the website being “Engaging the Public in the Anthropology of Education”), and get ready to rekindle the magic of Canterbury.