19-‐24 November 2013
Hilton Chicago Hotel
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
The SVA Visual Research Conference takes place two days prior to the official start of the AAA Annual Meetings and provides a collegial environment for the presentation of works-‐in-‐progress. This Conference especially emphasizes much interaction among the presenters and an “actively participating audience”, and anyone interested is welcome to attend. Sessions are allotted approximately forty-‐five minutes for several scheduled presentations and discussions, thus facilitating real engagement between the audience and the researcher(s).
Installations are a remix and rebirth of “Inno-‐Vents” and “Salons” introduced to the AAA Annual Meetings program in recent years. These events are organized off-‐site to the AAA main meetings and invite anthropological knowledge off the beaten path of the written conference paper. Include performances, recitals, exhibitions, conversations, author-‐meets-‐critic roundtables, salon readings & workshops, oral history recording sessions, and other alternative, creative forms of intellectual expression.
The SVA Film, Video, and Interactive Media Festival brings together leading short works (under 15 minutes), full-‐length ethnographic films, and interactive media. Screenings are accompanied when possible by Q&A sessions with film directors and leading scholars in the field. Awards will be given to the best works in a number of categories, including student films and short films during the Society for Visual Anthropology Award Ceremony & Reception on Saturday, November 23, 2013.