AAN Satellite Events


What is a Satellite Event?

  • One-off event endorsed by EASA Applied Anthropology Network (AAN)
  • A tool to join the mission of making anthropology accessible in different settings
  • A gathering that benefits from WWNA name and the elements of original format
  • An action that is independently organized by volunteers
  • A happening that targets audiences in different countries and sectors of applied anthropology

What does it imply? 

A talk on a particular topic linked to a general will to promote and make applied anthropology more accessible in your country.

A topic dealing with the way anthropology can be engaged and applied beyond academia, contributing to different fields and structures such as consultancy, business, industry, NGO’s and so on, in order to inform the audience of the discipline’s potential in the private and public sectors.

A format including 3-4 speakers keynotes + a panel discussion + a discussion with the audience.

How does it work?

The organization of a WWNA branded Satellite Event is based on a successful application submitted to EASA Applied Anthropology Network. If approved, the application will lead to a License and Organization Pack with some useful resources including how-to tips, templates and slides. In return, EASA AAN will use existing communication channels for the successful promotion of the event and pool the resources of its extended network.

Step by step (from the initial EASA website with a few changes)

  1. Learn more in Satellite Event Guide Book
  2. Submit the Application Form
  3. Meet the SE manager and discuss your motivations and topic ideas
  4. Use the Satellite Event Pack to promote it locally
  5. Sign the License Agreement together with the SE manager
  6. Get support and advice from the AAN SE team till D-Day!

Satellite Event Manager

The SE Manager is responsible for coordinating and developing Satellite Events around the world. They assist local teams to successfully curate and implement the event.

Bérénice Perroud

2020 – Currently

Contact: wwna.satellite(at)easaonline.org

Past Events

December 2020 – Why Romania Needs Anthropologists: On Teaching Applied Anthropology (Online)

For a long time, anthropology has been a rather academic subject and its findings were mostly discussed between the closed doors of the ivory tower. In the last decades, the scopes of anthropological research have widened, so that applied anthropology and interdisciplinarity became more and more relevant. All these changes brought new challenges to those who teach anthropology and applied anthropology. In this event, our goal was to discuss said challenges, analyze how theory and practice work together, see how people from other fields learn and apply anthropological skills, both in universities and outside academia.

Organised by: Mihai Burlacu (Transilvania University of Brasov) & Anna Berza (Inițiativa pentru Antropologie Utilă), Alex Tudorica (Technical Consultant)


  • Ioannis Manos, x  Mihai & Anna
  • Petruta Templau, x Mihai & Anna
  • Michelle Dolan, Design Anthropologist

June 2019 – Why Romania Needs Anthropologists: On Mental Health (Bucharest, Romania)

This edition aimed to analyze the intersection between applied anthropology and mental health and to debate on the contribution that anthropologists can make in this field by working side by side with psychologists, psychiatrists, social assistants and medical companies.

Organised by: Anna Berza (Asociația IAU), Mihai Burlacu (Universitatea Transilvania Brașov), Adina Ionescu.


  • Corina Enache, Anthropologist at the Sweet Spot and author of the Human Show Podcasts
  • Ioana Pop M.D., Primary psychiatry doctor and psychotherapist at Psychiatry and PsyClass Psychotherapy Center
  • Valentin Veron Toma M.D. Ph.D., Researcher at Francisc Institute of Antropology Rainer.
  • Lavinia Țânculescu Ph. D., Psychologist clinician, supervisor, psychotherapist, and university lecturer at the University of Hyperion’s Faculty of Psychology.

October 2018 – Why Corporate Innovation Needs Anthropologists: Health Edition (Lisbon, Portugal)

Organised by: Laura Korčulanin & Hélène Veiga Gomes (EASA AAN), Alisson Avil (Beta-i)


  • Cristina Ventura, Public policy manager of Roche Pharmaceuticals
  • Isabel Lourinho, Psychologist and project coordinator/researcher
  • Ana Isabel Afonso, Anthropologist and assistant professor 
  • Miguel Crato, Portuguese Hemophilia Association

Images from previous events