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**Call for Organized Tourism and Heritage Sessions**

The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) welcomes proposals for organized paper sessions, roundtables, workshops, and panel discussions on topics related to tourism and heritage for the SfAA Annual Meetings to be held March 29-April 2, 2016 in Vancouver, BC. The theme of the 2016 SfAA Meetings is “Intersections,” and the organizers welcome sessions that explore “the intersections that arise from our interactions with people, places, issues, policies, and concepts.” The program will be organized into thematic clusters, and we are currently seeking proposals for sessions to include in the “Tourism and Heritage” cluster. Session topics should relate to tourism and/or heritage, broadly defined (e.g., heritage preservation, ecotourism, archaeology and tourism, cultural resource management). Topics of special interest to the residents of Vancouver and British Columbia, particularly members of First Nations, are especially encouraged, as are sessions directly related to the Meetings’ theme of “Intersections.” 

Proposals for sessions should be submitted to the Tourism and Heritage Cluster organizer Melissa Stevens (melissa.stevens7@gmail.com) by SEPTEMBER 1st. Proposals submitted by August 15th may be included in Cluster promotion in the SfAA Newsletter published at the end of the month. Proposals should describe the session theme/topic and general structure (paper session, roundtable, etc). Once proposals are submitted, session organizers are responsible for writing the session abstract, finding session participants, and ensuring that all participants register and submit abstracts by the October 15th deadline. Dr. Stevens can assist organizers in developing their sessions and finding participants, and she will ensure that the session is included in all Tourism and Heritage Cluster promotion for the Meetings. The final deadline for the submission of session abstracts and individual paper abstracts is OCTOBER 15th. More information on the Meetings, as well as instructions for registration and the submission of abstracts can be found on the SfAA website (http://www.sfaa.net).

Notice to Students: Students are encouraged to submit abstracts for the SfAA Tourism and Heritage Student Paper Competition, which offers the opportunity for selected students to participate in a specially organized session at the Meetings and compete for a monetary award. (Competition Info: http://www.sfaa.net/about/prizes/student-awards/tourism-and-heritage-student-paper-competition/).

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