Archaeologist screening sediments at the Tuluaq Hill site in Noatak National Preserve. NPS photo.

Conference Schedule

2020 Alaska Anthropological Association Meeting


Schedule at a glance

Wednesday, February 26

  • ACZ Workshop, 9am – 4pm at Westmark Hotel
  • AHRS User Group Meeting, 1 – 3pm at Westmark Hotel
  • General Registration 1 – 5pm at Westmark Hotel
  • Opening Reception, 6 – 9pm at Venue – light refreshments provided, cash bar, lightning talks,* registration

Thursday, Feb 27

  • STAR anti-harrassment training, 8:20 – 9:40am at Westmark Hotel, all members are encouraged to attend
  • Sessions 10am – 5pm
  • Luncheon with Keynote Speaker, Princess Johnson, 12:00 – 2:00 at Westmark Hotel

Friday, February 28

  • Sessions 8:20am – 5pm
  • Poster ‘Happy  Hour’ Session, 5 – 6pm
  • Dinner and Awards Banquet with Keynote Speakers Walkie and Billy Charles, 6 – 9pm at Westmark Hotel

Saturday, February 29

  • Alaska Anthropological Association Business meeting, 9:00am – 10:20am at Westmark Hotel
  • Extra Curricular Activities
  • Belzoni Society Meeting, 7 – 10pm, The Marlin

*Anthropology of Alaska, Two Minutes at a Time
Back by popular demand, Anthropology of Alaska, Two Minutes at a Time (aka the “lightning talks”) will be happening at this year’s opening reception on Wednesday, February 26! Share a project highlight, an amusing anecdote, or an interesting discovery related to your work in Alaska, all told beer in hand. For more information or to sign up for a 2-minute talk, contact



Extra Curricular Activities:

Thursday, Feb 27:

The Archaeology of Skiing – Public Lecture by Monty Rogers
Black Spruce Brewing
Free admission
Must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian

Saturday, Feb 29:

Tour of Army Corps of Engineers Permafrost Tunnel
Pick up at 8:30am from the Westmark, return around 10:30am
Bring your warm clothes
$25 Tickets on Eventbrite Registration
Email if you are a non-US citizen by 28 Jan.
Maximum 30 people

Birch Hill Cross Country Ski Excursion
Pick up at 1pm from the Westmark, return around 4pm
Bring your ski clothes
$25 with ski rental, $free ticket without
Email if you would like to set up a lesson
Maximum 10 people

Belzoni Society Meeting
The Marlin


Other Events in Fairbanks:

Dark Winter Nights Storytelling Event, Saturday Feb 29th, 7-10pm

World Ice Art Championships, Feb 15 – March 31

Dog Mushing and Aurora Tours | Abbreviated (30 minute) Dogsled Tours


More details to come: please check back!