Northwest Anthropological Conference


The 2014 Northwest Anthropological Conference will be hosted by Western Washington University at the Lakeway Inn on March 26-29.

This year's theme is "Anthropologists Connecting."  

Anthropologists make connections between communities, generations, biology and culture, past and present, and with each other.  We encourage you to take this theme into consideration in planning your participation in this year’s conference.


If you have an idea for a session and would like to get in touch with possible participants, please e-mail us a brief description and your contact information and we will post it.

To see posted session ideas, check under our News tab

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Student Paper Reminder:

We are offering an award for student papers in the graduate and undergraduate categories. Papers must be less than 10,000 words in length, be of publishable quality, and written in American Antiquity or American Anthropologist style. We suggest the paper addresses how the topic relates to this year’s conference theme, “Anthropologists Connecting.” Each paper will be reviewed by a committee and winners will be awarded a $150 cash prize at the banquet dinner on March 28. The Journal of Northwest Anthropology has agreed to publish the winning graduate level paper.

Papers can be submitted directly to us at The deadline for submissions has been extended to March 7th.

There will be a $150 award for the best undergraduate and graduate papers.

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Registration and Payment

To register for NWAC 2014, please click here. You will have the option to register online or by email.

  • Early Bird Registration rates (By 2/28/14) are:
    Regular: $80
    Student: $40
  • After 2/28/14 rates are:
    Regular- $90,
    Students- $45
  • One-day rates are:
    Regular- $35
    Student- $25
  • Banquet rate is $35 for everyone.