Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC)

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EPIC is the premier international forum bringing together anthropologists and other social scientists with artists, computer scientists, designers, marketers, academics, and advertisers to discuss recent developments and future advances around ethnographic praxis.

The EPIC Conference promotes the use of ethnographic investigations and principles in the study of human behavior as they are applied in business settings.

By understanding people, what they do, how they do it and how these change over time, we can create better business strategies, processes and products, as well as enhance and simplify people’s lives.

Beyond this, the conference aspires to promote the integration of rigorous methods and theory from multiple disciplines into business practices; to advocate business decisions based upon sound research; to promote public recognition of practicing ethnography as a profession; and to support the continuing professionalization of the field.

Conference submissions go through a double blind-peer review process. Conference proceedings are published and can be found on Anthrosource.

EPIC 2015 will be held in São Paulo, Brazil, October 4-8, 2015 (

EPIC 2014 was held in New York City, New York, September 7-10, 2014  (

EPIC 2013 was held in London, England, September 15-18, 2013 (

EPIC 2012 was held in Savannah, Georgia, October 14-17, 2012. Visit the EPIC 2012 site (