SAA 89th Annual Meeting

SAA 89th Annual Meeting
The 89th Annual Meeting will be held April 17–April 21, 2024, in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the New Orleans Marriott and the Sheraton New Orleans.     

The program is composed of general sessions, symposia, forums, debates, lightning rounds, posters, and workshops. The SAA Annual Meeting is the largest gathering of archaeologists of the Americas, and it offers unparalleled networking opportunities in its exhibit hall, excursions, and receptions and career-development opportunities.   

The meeting has a wide audience that ranges from anyone who has interest in archaeology to experts in the field. Attendees come from all over the United States and from over 45 countries! With a wide variety of presentations and events, attendees are able to learn something new, meet new contacts, and reconnect with old friends.
4/17/2024 - 4/20/2024 5:00 PM
555 Canal St. New Orleans, LA 70130 UNITED STATES



Wednesday, 17 April 2024

Immediate Family Member Passes (formerly known as Guest Badges) are available only to immediate family members of a registered meeting attendee (assuming the guest is a non-archaeologist). Immediate family pass holders have full access to the in-person meeting and do not have any access to any virtual components. Immediate family includes spouse/partner, parents, and children. Friends and colleagues are not eligible for Immediate Family Member Passes. Immediate Family Pass holder ages 13 and older are required to display a badge for entry to the meeting venue. Each pass costs $50. Guest registration may be completed through advance registration or, if done on-site, the registered attendee must accompany guest to registration.
4/17/2024 - 4/21/2024

We are excited to announce that childcare will be available for 89th Annual Meeting registrants. Childcare will be available on a first come first serve basis for a limited number of children, at no additional cost to meeting attendees. Because we are not passing along costs, attendees are invited to donate to help SAA cover the costs associated with using child care services. To donate more than $10, please select different quantities (e.g. if you select two $10 donations, you will have donated $20 to the SAA to help offset child care costs.)
4/17/2024 - 4/20/2024

Saturday, 20 April 2024

Saturday, April 20, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 
Sponsored by the Meeting Safety Committee
This two-part workshop was created by the SAA Meeting Safety Committee in collaboration with Futures Without Violence ( to identify, address, and prevent sexual misconduct and bullying in archaeological practice. In Part 1, we examine the role power dynamics play in sexual misconduct and bullying and learn skills to address and prevent it in the workplace. In Part 2, facilitators will lead attendees through a series of prompted questions to explore power dynamics, responsibility, and accountability that they may encounter in their respective work environments. They will practice implementing the skills acquired in Part 1. Both sessions will include elements of self-care to support participants in discussing and facing these difficult topics in the workshop and beyond. Learning Outcomes: Participants will identify a variety of forms of power dynamics and harassment, ranging from microaggressions to sexual assault; learn how to safely and effectively intervene when they see harassment happening; and generate ideas and skills for improving the safety of their workplaces, research projects, and classrooms.
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM

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