Most of these communities, if not all, also have annual conferences.

EPIC – EPIC is a thriving global community of practitioners doing ethnography for impact in businesses and organizations.

EASA – EASA is a professional association open to all social anthropologists either qualified in, or else working in, Europe. The Association seeks to advance anthropology in Europe by organizing biennial conferences, by editing its academic journal Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, its Newsletter and the two publication series. 

SfAA – The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) represents the interests of professionals in a wide range of work settings — academia, business, law, health and medicine, public and government, etc. Members come from a variety of disciplines — anthropology, sociology, economics, business, planning, medicine, nursing, law, and other related social/behavioral sciences. The unifying factor is a commitment to the mission of our association – professionals from a variety of backgrounds who are making an impact on the quality of life in the world today.

AAA – The American Anthropological Association is the world’s largest scholarly and professional organization of anthropologists. The Association is dedicated to advancing human understanding and applying this understanding to the world’s most pressing problems.

Business Anthropology Initiative – This is a venue for sharing knowledge and resources, making connections, and advancing careers and education in business anthropology.

NAPA – The National Association for the Practice of Anthropology is a membership organization for those who apply and practice anthropology in a range of contexts, whether as practitioners, academics, or students. NAPA was founded in 1983 to promote the interests of practicing anthropologists and further the practice of anthropology as a profession.

Anthrodesign – An online community that has formed to talk about anthropology and design.  Members are interested in the role of applied anthropology in the corporate, public sector, and medical contexts.  Not all participants are anthropologists, but all share the common interest of applying ethnographic techniques and social sciences theory to industrial, software, and other types of product and organizational design.


EPIC – Ethnography Praxis in Industry Conference is

WWNAWhy The World Needs Anthropologists is a provocatively titled annual showdown, bursting out of the intersections of human-centred, critically oriented academia and innovative creative industries.

Anthropology + Technology Conference – The Anthropology + Technology conference exists to create dialogue around important topics. The conference has been curated to help leading technology companies understand the value of combining teams of technologists with social scientists, and to create a forum for leaders from both fields to network and share ideas.


The Ethnographic Mind – Exploring ethnographic thinking in all its forms.

Antropología 2.0 – Antropología 2.0 blog aims to be a reference space for the practical, ethical and methodological development of Business Anthropology worldwide. Our aim is to make corporate anthropology a fundamental part of people-centred innovation.

Living Anthropologically‘s Master List of Anthropology blogs – here.


This Anthro Life – This Anthro Life is a conversational and interview podcast exploring humanity’s creative potential through design, culture, design and technology. 

The Human Show – In the following podcasts we ask social scientists and practitioners from all over the world to consider the same question:

“What is the nature of people’s relationship to communicative and interactive technology? What is the role ethics, power, agency and trust play in the making and performance of that relationship?”

SfAA Podcast Project – The SfAA Podcast Project is a student-led initiative to provide audio records of sessions from the Annual Meetings to the public, free of charge. We strive to include a broad range of interests from diverse perspectives with the intent of extending conversations throughout the years. 

Anthropod – AnthroPod is the podcast of the Society for Cultural Anthropology. Our episodes explore conceptual, methodological, and pedagogical issues across the discipline, while striving to make anthropology more widely accessible to all publics.


Acquiring New Skills for your Job Search – A Three-Part Webinar Series

The organizers have created a list of career resources to accompany the series of webinars. The content is organized by the webinar titles and will be updated each week. 

Part 1: The Art of Persuasion: Articulating Anthropology’s Value to a Prospective Employer 

Thursday, September 10

Anthropologists come from a unique discipline that bridges the social and biological, the past and the present, and the qualitative and the quantitative. How should anthropologists convey their value to a prospective non-academic employer?  This webinar identifies a number of value propositions for anthropologists seeking employment in different sectors of the economy and includes tips for getting hired.

Robert Morais, David Fetterman, Shirley Fiske, Alexandra Jones, and Ken Erickson 

Coordinated by Elizabeth Briody and Alayne Unterberger. 

View the Recording on our YouTube Channel 

Webinar Slides 

Response to Chat Questions 

Part 2: Demystifying the Fear around Job Searches

Thursday, September 17 

Many recent graduates and those in career transition often experience anxiety as they contemplate the job market. This webinar offers ways to identify emotions and limiting beliefs that could negatively impact your job search.  With this webinar, you will learn processes that can be integrated immediately to address these messages and approach your search with confidence.


Beth Holland, Alison Davis, and Jeanine Baker

Coordinated by Jenessa Spears and Elizabeth Briody. 

Webinar Slides

Part 3: Deep Hanging Out…Digitally:  Social Media Strategies for the Contemporary Job Market

Thursday, September 24

This webinar will equip participants with strategies on engaging with social media and digital content effectively, harnessing the power of the digital age to access people, opinions, and opportunities in real-time. Field experts, practitioners, and Human Resources professionals are actively creating digital content—the very same people who make hiring decisions. We provide tips on how to begin, key platforms to access, and share why digital engagement is a game-changing strategy for the modern-day job seeker.

Ingrid Ramón Parra and Adam Gamwell

Coordinated by Nazia Hussain and Elizabeth Briody. 

Webinar Slides 

Game-Changing Job Search Strategies as an Applied Anthropologist – A Four-Part Webinar Series 

Organizers: Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys LLC), Dawn Lehman (Pathways21), and Jo Aiken (University College London)

If you are seeking work in government, business, or nonprofits and want to know the best ways to promote yourself and get hired, these four webinars are for you! You will learn to develop your unique selling proposition, improve your storytelling skills, engage in purposeful networking, construct attention-getting resumes, and be prepared for—and confident enough to ace—your job interview. These four webinars were designed especially for those whose jobs or job opportunities have been disrupted by COVID-19. 

The organizers have created a list of career resources to accompany the series of webinars. The content is organized by the webinar titles and will be updated each week. 

Part 1: Get Hired! Showcase Your Unique Value – Using the Elevator Pitch to Showcase Your Unique Value

Thursday, July 9

Assess your skillset and learn how to develop your unique selling proposition—what distinguishes you from others—and why you should be hired. We provide tips on the art of an effective elevator pitch and show you how to convey your value quickly and effectively. Interactive breakout sessions provide an opportunity to practice your pitch.

Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys), Sabrina Nichelle Scott (Fullest Potential Consulting, Inc.), Sherylyn H. Briller (Purdue University), and Amy Goldmacher (

View Part 1 on our YouTube Channel 

Webinar Slides

Webinar Transcript

Advice for Career Transitions in Response to Chat Questions

Part 2: 5 Secrets for Building Networks that Lead to Jobs
Thursday, July 16

Learn how to engage in purposeful networking and reach out to people who can share information and advice relevant to your search. Expand and nurture your network using effective conversational strategies and social media.

Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys), Ann Reed (Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield), Elizabeth Wirtz (U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs), Beth Holland (University of North Texas) and Keith Kellersohn (Wicomico Co. Board of Education)

View Part 2 on our YouTube Channel

Webinar Slides 

Webinar Transcript

Advice for Career Transitions in Response to Chat Questions

Part 3: This Is Not Your Parents’ Resume: New Ways to Tell Your Story
Thursday, July 23

We offer quick and easy-to-do tips on getting your resume past screening systems and into the hands of the hiring manager. Learn about eye-catching resumes and how to write a convincing cover letter that visually shows how your qualifications meet all—or most—of the position requirements.

Dawn Lehman (Pathways21), Jo Aiken (University College London), Molly Rempe (AnswerLab), Adam Gamwell (Missing Link Studios), Ingrid Ramón Parra (Purdue University), and Elizabeth K. Briody (Cultural Keys LLC). 

View Part 3 on YouTube

Webinar Slides

Webinar Transcript

Response to Chat Questions

Part 4: Facing the Interview Squad: Strategies that Impress
Thursday, July 30

From the first impression to the follow-up, this webinar covers what you need to do before, during, and after the interview to get the job. Learn about the types of questions hiring teams often ask, how to prepare ahead of time for diverse interviewing styles, and how to avoid common interview mistakes. This webinar includes role playing in breakout sessions.

Jo Aiken (University College London), Gigi Taylor (Indeed), Cathleen Crain (LTG Associates)

View Part 4 on YouTube

Webinar Slides 

Webinar Transcript 


Coming soon. 🙂