Ca. 7,000 year old caribou mandible from the Tingmiukpuk archaeological site in Gates of the Arctic National Park. NPS photo by Jeff Rasic

Conference Schedule

The 2024 Schedule-at-a-Glance is here!
Schedule-at-a-Glance 2024

Keynote Schedule: We’re planning on two keynote speakers again this year, but each will give a luncheon talk. Rather than a Friday night banquet, there will be a Friday lunch to free up the evening for conference goers to also attend the Festival of Native Arts on the University of Alaska Fairbanks Campus. A second lunch and keynote speaker will be on Saturday. More details about our keynote speakers can be found here. A free shuttle from the Westmark Hotel and Conference Center to UAF will be provided both Friday and Saturday nights.

Meals: Meal tickets can be purchased during registration. Choices for Friday are caesar salad ($17), prime rib sandwich ($24), or a pasta buffet ($22). Choices for Saturday include the Westmark salad bar ($21), chicken madeira ($27), or a taco bar ($21).

Opening Reception: The Wednesday night opening reception will be held at the Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center to coincide with the newly installed “Archaeology on Ice” travelling exhibit. The reception will run from 6:00pm – 9:00pm and features light hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Tanana Chiefs Conference. A free shuttle will be provided from the Westmark Hotel and Conference Center for the duration of the reception.

Public Lecture: E. James Dixon, Archaeology on Ice, Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitor Center, Thursday, February 22, 7:00pm

Evening Mixer: We are thrilled to announce an evening mixer for CRM professionals to connect with each other as well as young professionals interested in future career opportunities. The mixer will follow afternoon conference sessions in the early evening, date and time TBA. This is an excellent opportunity for professionals to connect and engage with colleagues. Additionally, we see this as a chance for valuable interactions with students.

ACZ Workshop:: “Vittles and Varmints! A Small Mammal ACZ Workshop” presented by Dr Emily Jones from the Zooarchaeology Labs at the University of New Mexico. Wednesday, February 21, 9:00am – 4:00pm.

AHRS User Group Meeting: Wednesday, February 21, 1:00 – 3:00pm