The Meeting Ethnography Network springs out of three workshops that Jen Sandler University of Massachusetts (UMass), Amherst, USA and Renita Thedvall Stockholm University, Sweden have organized during the course of three years 2013, 2014 and 2015.

The workshop in October 2015 took place at UMass, Amherst and was sponsored by The Swedish Foundation for Humanties and Social Sciences (Riksbankens Jubileumsfond) and the Institute for Social Science Research - ISSR and the Department of Anthropology at UMass, Amherst. The participants were Simone Abrams, Celeste Alexander, Susann Baez Ullberg, Don Brenneis, Japonica Brown-Saracino, Christina Garsten, Bill Girard, Krista Harper, Nancy Kendall, Gregory Duff Morton, Kysa Nygreen, Helen Schwartzman, Rachel Silver and Adrienne Sörbom.

The workshop in June 2014 took place at UMass, Amherst and was sponored by the Institute for Social Science Research - ISSR at UMass, Amherst. The participant were Felicity Aulino, Elif Babul, Don Brenneis, Japonica Brown-Saracino, Julie Hemment, Nancy Kendall, Helen Schwartzman and Laurel Smith-Doerr.

The workshop in June 2013 took place at Stockholm University and was sponsored by Stockholm Centre for Organizational Research - Score and the Department of Social Anthropology Stockholm University. The participants were Susann Baez Ullberg, Melissa Fischer, Christina Garsten, Anette Nyqvist, Lambros Roumbanis and Adrienne Sörbom.