Seminars and Conferences

The CyArk 500 Conference

The 71st High Plains Archaeological Conference  October 2-6, 2013

National Conference for Applied Anthropology to be held in Denver
The 73rd Annual meeting for the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) will be held March 19-23 at the Denver Marriott City Center Hotel.

The theme for conference “Natural Resource Distribution and Development in the 21st Century,” calls anthropologists from around the nation to answer a challenging question. For more information about this important discussion and a full line-up of events, please visit the SfAA website.

2013 Western Social Science Association Conference
The WSSA’s 2013 conference will take place in Denver, Colorado on April 10, 2013 through April 13, 2013 at the Grand Hyatt. Please click here for a full speaker line-up.

2013 Cross Cultural Shamanic Conference
Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in this rare convocation of shamans from opposite sides of the world, offering both informative and experiential sessions exploring commonalities and differences among these ancient and new shamanic traditions.

Evening sessions are devoted to Himalayan-style healing with the shamans. Participants are invited to form circles around shamans of their choice, and may ask to receive personal shamanic healing for a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual condition. As is customary in Himalayan shamanic cultures, spectators in each group are free to move from group to group, converse quietly, and come and go at will. Register at

National Park Service’s 2013 Archaeological Protection Workshop

The National Park Service’s 2013 workshop on archaeological prospection techniques entitled Current Archaeological Prospection Advances for Non-Destructive Investigations in the 21st Century will be held May 13-17, 2013, at the Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, Nebraska. Lodging will be at the Cedar Point Biological Station near Ogallala, Nebraska. The field exercises will take place at the site of Alkali Station near Paxton, Nebraska. Alkali Station was a major trail facility used by travelers on the Oregon and California trails, the Pony Express, the transcontinental telegraph, and the frontier army. For more information, please visit the website or email:

Archaeological Institute of America, Denver Chapter: April Lecture
Saving the Past by Investing in the Future: Archaeological Preservation on the North Coast of Peru Through Community Action.

Peru is one of the richest archaeological regions in the world. Despite the importance of these ancient sites and the wealth generated through tourism, the archaeological heritage of Peru is being destroyed at an unprecedented rate. Dr. Billman will discuss how MOCHE, Inc., a nonprofit organization, is working to protect the 10 most endangered archaeological sites on the north coast of Peru within the next five years.

Summer 2012: Religious Violence and Apocalyptic Movements

The 2012 Hertog Global Strategy Initiative will be taught by Matthew Connelly, Professor of History at Columbia University, and Monica Toft, director of the Belfer Center’s Initiative on Religion in International Affairs at Harvard University. The seminar begins with two weeks of “total immersion” training on global religious violence. Following, there are seven weeks during which students conduct original research and collaborate on team projects. The class reconvenes in the first week of August for students to present their research and participate in a crisis simulation exercise. Participants then have several weeks to write an article-length paper based on their summer research.

Call for Posters & Symposium Registration 
Public Health Symposium: Redefining the public health workforce
April 4, 2011, 8:30am – 4:30pm
Poster Session from 12:15-12:50pm
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The ‘secret’ in secretions: Deciphering evolutionary patterns in primate odor cues
Odor is a critical, yet under appreciated, modality for communication in primates. One avenue of this research combines observational and experimental methods in animal behavior with integrative physiological, chemical, and molecular techniques to examine information transfer via scent.
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5th FPR-UCLA Interdisciplinary Conference:
The conference “Culture, Mind, and Brain: Emerging Concepts, Methods, Applications” will be held October 19-20, 2012

FIBEA 2012: The FIBEA 2012 Manaus theme, “Rio + 20: Indigenous Entrepreneurship and Sustainability”,
is timely given the importance and variety of business issues that need to be
addressed for the development and fostering of sustainable businesses in
indigenous communities. Read more

CSU’s Celebrate Undergraduate Research and Creativity (CURC) Showcase: For the first time, this symposium will also include a writing competition. We are looking for both creative and non-fiction entries ranging from fiction to academic writing. Click here for guidelines.

ISLEC Reading Group on Methods and Models – Dr. Kathleen Galvin and Dr. Randy Boone are leading a Reading Group on Methods and Models in Resilience Theory and Thinking. Open to Faculty members and Graduate Students who are interested in Resilience Thinking. Read more

Collaborative Conservation in Practice: Innovations in Communities around the World

This semester’s CCC seminar and discussion series will focus on the work that the CCC’s Collaborative Conservation Fellows have been doing across the Western U.S. and around the world. We aim to develop a lively ‘community of practice’, and the format for the series provides ample time for discussion of major challenges and emerging issues in collaborative conservation.
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Past Conferences