The American Anthropological Association conference in San Francisco ( was a great opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with a variety of people.
It was great to see outgoing Executive Committee members Joy Hendry & Gordon Mathews and to meet up with Mark Davidheiser, Tammy Kohn and Larry Thomas (who, not being an anthropologist, happened to be in San Francisco by complete coincidence!), all who will make up three of the eight strong new 2008-2010 committee to be announced very shortly.  It was also nice to meet Patricia Foxen who will hopefully be joining us after taking up a new position in D.C from January 2009.