Program for the SAC Spring Conference 2018

We hope you will be joining us in Palo Alto, CA next week for SAC’s annual spring conference. Please check out the SAC 2018 Conference Program

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Registration and Hotel Information for SAC Spring Meeting

SAC Spring Meeting 2018

Registration Information (Please Share Widely)

 

Thank you for your interest in the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Spring meeting. There are several ways to participate:

 

If you would like submit a presentation or workshop, please see the instructions on our Call for Papers, available on our website www.sacaaa.org. If you want to come without presenting, we have full meeting and one-day registrations available. Visit our website for details.

 

To Register, please visit www.aaanet.org. Select “Attend Events”, then “Section or Spring Meetings” from the dropdown menu. SAC is the fourth meeting listed. You will need to create a login to register. Registration will also be available on site.

 

Costs

Full Meeting Price Onsite – ONE DAY Reg.
SAC Associate Member $150 $50/day
SAC Joint Member $150 $50/day
SAC Retired Member $150 $50/day
SAC Student Member $80 $25/day
SAC Professional Member $150 $50/day
SAC International Member $150 $50/day
SAC Student NonMember $100 $25/day
SAC Professional NonMember $170 $70/day

 

 

New Member Discount

 

SAC is excited to announce a new membership discount. Up until the Spring 2018 conference, anyone can join SAC as an Associate member or student for 10% off. New members enjoy full access to the Anthropology of Consciousness journal, discounted registration rates to meetings, and the full benefits of AAA membership. You can begin to enjoy these benefits by joining SAC before registering. Details:

 

Promo Code: SACAS18

Discount: 10% off Associate and Student (graduate and undergraduate) memberships

Timeline: December 15, 2017 – March 25, 2018

The code should be entered at checkout on the join/renew form.

2018 SAC Spring Conference

This year’s conference, Altered States, Sound, Ritual and Healing Today, Both in Traditional Cultures and Non Traditional, will be held from March 22-25 at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA.

SAC organizers have been working diligently to plan this conference, but currently the number of meeting registrations and abstract submissions are much lower than expected. If interested in attending, it is important that you register as soon as possible.

Call for Abstracts:
SAC is accepting abstracts for this meeting. The submission deadline has been extended to Thursday, February 15, and you must be registered for the conference for your abstract to be considered.

Meeting Details + Logistics:
2018 SAC Annual Spring Conference
Altered States, Sound, Ritual and Healing Today, Both in Traditional Cultures and Non Traditional
March 22-25, 2018
Sofia University
Palo Alto, CA

>> Register Now to receive your CFP link | Additional Meeting Information/Highlights

Hotel Information:
Dinah’s Garden Hotel Palo Alto
4261 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Reserve your room by calling 650.493.2844 or booking online through this special reservation link. The deadline for making room reservations at the special AAA rates of $129, $289, and $309 S/D is Wednesday, February 21, 2018. When making reservations by phone, please mention you are with the American Anthropological Association. The block of rooms is limited, and rooms might sell out before the deadline. To ensure availability at the group rate, please make your reservations as soon as possible.

Questions?
• For questions about annual conference logistics or content, please contact SAC organizer, Sean Hinton, at conferencesac@gmail.com.

See you in Palo Alto!

Submission Deadline Extended

It is not too late to submit an abstract and join us for the SAC Spring Conference in Palo Alto.

Instructions

Proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and special events should be submitted by February 15th, 2018 to conferencesac@gmail.com.

Registration fees should be paid to AAA before submitting abstracts. If your paper is not accepted, you may request a refund of your registration fees. Submissions will not be accepted unless registration is completed by the submission deadline. Acceptance notifications will be sent by March 1st, 2018.

Limit: one paper or presentation per person, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Program Chair. Session organizers may submit individual papers for inclusion in their sessions. Please indicate whether you will require audio-visual equipment for your presentation. A projector, screen and laptop will be made available.

HOTEL REGISTRATION: The 2018 conference will be held at the Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. (on the San Francisco Peninsula) Conference participants can stay at the nearby Dinah’s Garden Hotel Palo Alto 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Please contact the reservation desk and mention that you are with SAC to receive a special room rate: http://www.dinahshotel.com/ Phone: (650) 493-2844

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Sean Hinton at conferencesac@gmail.com

Special Announcements

SAC is excited to announce a new membership discount. Up until the Spring 2018 conference, anyone can join SAC as an Associate member or student for 10% off. New members enjoy full access to the Anthropology of Consciousness journal, discounted registration rates to meetings, and the full benefits of AAA membership. You can begin to enjoy these benefits by joining SAC before registering. Details:

Promo Code: SACAS18
Discount: 10% off Associate and Student (graduate and undergraduate) memberships
Timeline: December 15, 2017 – March 25, 2018

The code should be entered at checkout on the join/renew form.

This year the Board and the greater membership of SAC will be re-visioning SAC’s Mission and Future Vision during the conference. We invite you to contribute to this dialogue by attending the 2018 conference Visioning Circle. The day following the Visioning Circle, we will host a Participatory Action Planning session for those interested in being part of the new future. This is a unique opportunity to join the leadership of SAC, so bring your ideas and energy with you.

2018 Call for Papers

SAC 37th Annual Conference
March 22th –25th, Palo Alto, CA
Altered States, Sound, Ritual and Healing Today, Both in Traditional Cultures and Non Traditional

Healing is one function attributed to shamanic practice and is fundamental to many of the esoteric principals of ritual and spiritual healing beliefs that have been part of our world’s cultures. Sound weather chanting, sacred sounds, and instruments of varying types are also used to form the vessel of healing. Exploring the various uses and meaning of ritual, sound, and altered states invites a deeper understanding of way these elements are conflated into the healing arts of many ancient cultures and newly forming sub-cultures around the world. The theme of the 2018 conference concerns the diverse ways in which these healing practices are used and being transformed by technology and modern world philosophy; and how these modalities of sound and ritual have significance in healing practices around the world today.

We invite papers, panel proposals and workshops on topics such as:

 Rituals, spiritual traditions & techniques that transform consciousness for healing
 Transformative healing and other energy healing modalities
 Phenomenology, transpersonal psychology and subtle energy research
 Transformative power of myth and archetypes, including modern myths
 Entheogens and psychoactive substances, music and festival as healing practice.
 Liminal states, chanting, and sound, including electronica and dance
 Mind-body interaction / Interface between spirit and matter
 Shamanism as a path of transformation
 Anomalous human abilities (clairvoyance, psychokinesis, levitation, etc.)
 Addiction and altered states research and practice
 Entheogens and psychoactive substances in ceremony and phenomenology of sacred sound; Ayahuasca song, drumming, Buddhist chants, Vedic mantras and Peyote ceremonial songs

SAC also invites submissions of experiential and learning workshops that will benefit personal and professional growth, exploring the interrelationships among subtle energy, consciousness and healing.
Workshops will be open to presenters from many disciplines as well being open to general public for a nominal fee which will be shared with presenters.

Instructions

Proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and special events should be submitted by February 15th, 2018 to conferencesac@gmail.com. Registration fees should be paid to AAA before submitting abstracts. If your paper is not accepted, you may request a refund of your registration fees. Submissions will not be accepted unless registration is completed by the submission deadline. Acceptance notifications will be sent by March 1st, 2018.

Limit: one paper or presentation per person, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Program Chair. Session organizers may submit individual papers for inclusion in their sessions. Please indicate whether you will require audio-visual equipment for your presentation. A projector, screen and laptop will be made available.

HOTEL REGISTRATION: The 2018 conference will be held at the Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA. (on the San Francisco Peninsula) Conference participants can stay at the nearby Dinah’s Garden Hotel Palo Alto 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306

Please contact the reservation desk and mention that you are with SAC to receive a special room rate: http://www.dinahshotel.com/ Phone: (650) 493-2844

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Sean Hinton at conferencesac@gmail.com

Special Announcements

SAC is excited to announce a new membership discount. Up until the Spring 2018 conference, anyone can join SAC as an Associate member or student for 10% off. New members enjoy full access to the Anthropology of Consciousness journal, discounted registration rates to meetings, and the full benefits of AAA membership. You can begin to enjoy these benefits by joining SAC before registering. Details:

Promo Code: SACAS18
Discount: 10% off Associate and Student (graduate and undergraduate) memberships

Timeline: December 15, 2017 – March 25, 2018
The code should be entered at checkout on the join/renew form.

This year the Board and the greater membership of SAC will be re-visioning SAC’s Mission and Future Vision during the conference. We invite you to contribute to this dialogue by attending the 2018 conference Visioning Circle. The day following the Visioning Circle, we will host a Participatory Action Planning session for those interested in being part of the new future. This is a unique opportunity to join the leadership of SAC, so bring your ideas and energy with you.

CFP Anthropology Matters!

Call for Papers

Anthropology Matters!

The theme for the AAA annual conference for 2017, in Washington DC, is a

call to action for anthropologists across all subfields of the discipline.

The AAA is asking its membership to demonstrate the relevance of its

research and the application of anthropology for understanding and

improving the human condition.

 

For SAC members, this is a perfect continuation of the conversation we are

starting in California this spring with our Transforming Energy into Action

conference.

 

This is a call for panels/workshops/events that involves consciousness in

translation, investigation, influence, and action.

Potential panel topics may include but are not limited to:

 The Anthropocene

 Social Consciousness and Action

 Political Consciousness and Protest

 Consciousness and the Environment

 Anthropology and Activism

 

Mark Flanagan and Sydney Yeager are the coordinators for the SAC

program at the AAAs. If you have ideas for panels, roundtable

discussions, or workshops, please contact us at:

markwflanagan1@gmail.com or sydneyyeager@gmail.com

 

Read more about the AAA’s theme here

http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2016/11/22/116th- aaa-

annual-meeting- call-for- papers/

 

All Panels and Papers must be submitted to the AAA by April 14th .

http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=1

695

Last Day to Submit your Abstract for the SAC Spring Conference

TRANSFORMING ENERGY INTO ACTION 

2017 SAC SPRING CONFERENCE 

Today, January 31st is the final day to submit your abstract for the SAC Spring Conference.

Register here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017. You will be notified regarding your submission by Febuary 5th, 2017. 

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25 



Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

Submissions Deadline for SAC Spring Conference is Approaching 

TRANSFORMING ENERGY INTO ACTION 

2017 SAC SPRING CONFERENCE 

All abstract submissions for the SAC Spring Conference are due January 31st, 2017.

The concept of “subtle energy” is fundamental to many of the esotericprincipals and spiritual beliefs that have been part of our world’s cultures since time immemorial.  Variously called qi (chi), mana, prana, chakra, wakan, keyoi, holy spiritcosmic etherlife force, etc., these traditions emphasize that all things, including humans, are made up of a network of complex energies and energetic fields.  The theme of the 2017 conference concerns the diverse ways in which these subtle energies can be manipulated or transformed and the significance of these practices to the world today.

 

We invite papers, panel proposals and workshops on topics such as:

Ø  Rituals, spiritual traditions & techniques that transform consciousness

Ø  Transformative healing and other energy healing modalities

Ø  Phenomenology and subtle energy research

Ø  Transformative power of myth and archetypes

Ø  Entheogens and psychoactive substances

Ø  Dreams and the transpersonal

Ø  Liminal states

Ø  Mind-body interaction / Interface between spirit and matter

Ø  Shamanism as a path of transformation

Ø  Anomalous human abilities (clairvoyance, psychokinesis, levitation, etc.)

Ø  Addiction and altered states

We also invite submissions of artistic works and experiential workshops that explore the interrelationships among subtle energy, consciousness and healing.  Suggestions for experiential workshops include, but are not limited to: subtle energy and creative expression, sound therapy, trance-inducing music and dance, qigong, tai chi, kirtan, chakra balancing and guided meditation.

Register here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017.

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

 

Submissions Deadline Extended to January 31st for SAC Spring Conference 

Extended Deadline is January 31st.

Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness

2017 Annual Conference Transforming Energy into Action

We are extending the deadline for submissions of papers, panels, and workshops for the SAC Spring Conference.  As we have extended the deadline for submissions, we will postpone notification until February 5th so that our conference program committee will have time to review all the submissions.

Register here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017.

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com

Update on SAC Spring Conference information and Extended Deadline for the CFP

Transforming Energy into Action

The concept of “subtle energy” is fundamental to many of the esotericprincipals and spiritual beliefs that have been part of our world’s cultures since time immemorial.  Variously called qi (chi), mana, prana, chakra, wakan, keyoi, holy spiritcosmic etherlife force, etc., these traditions emphasize that all things, including humans, are made up of a network of complex energies and energetic fields.  The theme of the 2017 conference concerns the diverse ways in which these subtle energies can be manipulated or transformed and the significance of these practices to the world today.

 

We invite papers, panel proposals and workshops on topics such as:

Ø  Rituals, spiritual traditions & techniques that transform consciousness

Ø  Transformative healing and other energy healing modalities

Ø  Phenomenology and subtle energy research

Ø  Transformative power of myth and archetypes

Ø  Entheogens and psychoactive substances

Ø  Dreams and the transpersonal

Ø  Liminal states

Ø  Mind-body interaction / Interface between spirit and matter

Ø  Shamanism as a path of transformation

Ø  Anomalous human abilities (clairvoyance, psychokinesis, levitation, etc.)

Ø  Addiction and altered states

We also invite submissions of artistic works and experiential workshops that explore the interrelationships among subtle energy, consciousness and healing.  Suggestions for experiential workshops include, but are not limited to: subtle energy and creative expression, sound therapy, trance-inducing music and dance, qigong, tai chi, kirtan, chakra balancing and guided meditation.

Proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and special events should be submitted by January 31st, 2017 to conferencesac@gmail.com.

Registration fees should be paid to AAA before submitting abstracts. Register Here  and Submit your Abstract by January 31, 2017.

Registration Prices:

Member Advanced Reg: $150

Member One-Day (onsite): $50 

Non-member Advanced Reg: $170

Non-Member One-Day (on-site): $70

Student Member Adv. Reg: $80

Student Member One-Day (onsite): $25

Student Non-Member Adv. Reg: $100

Student Non-Member One-Day (onsite): $25

If your paper is not accepted, you may request a refund of your registration fees. Submissions will not be accepted unless registration is completed by the submission deadline. Acceptance notifications will be sent by February 5th, 2017.

Limit: one paper or presentation per person, unless prior approval has been obtained from the Program Chair. Session organizers may submit individual papers for inclusion in their sessions. Please indicate whether you will require audio-visual equipment for your presentation. A projector, screen and laptop will be made available.

HOTEL REGISTRATION: The 2017 conference will be held at the California Institute for Human Science in Encinitas, CA.  Conference participants can stay at the nearby Encinitas Inn & Suites at Moonlight Beach. Breakfast is included with your room. Please contact the reservation desk and mention that you are with SAC to receive a special room rate:

(760) 942- 7455 http://www.bwencinitas.com/

A shuttle service will be available from the hotel to the conference everyday. Lunch will be provided at the conference location.

Questions? Please contact Program Coordinator Brian Bartelt at conferencesac@gmail.com