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  84th Annual Meeting
Albuquerque, NM
April 10 - 14, 2019

2019 Call for Submissions (PDF)

A Letter from SAA's President

April 1, 2018

Dear Colleagues:

The Society for American Archaeology’s 84th Annual Meeting will be held in Albuquerque, NM, from April 10–14, 2019. Albuquerque is the cultural crossroads of the Southwest and I’m sure you all will enjoy exploring when not in meeting sessions. Submissions for this meeting will open on May 1, 2018. The Call for Submissions can be accessed online and serves as your guide to submitting abstracts and/or sessions for the annual meeting. All submissions must be made via the SAAweb online submission system.

The web-based submissions system will open Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and will close Thursday, September 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Staff will be on hand to assist right up until the moment the system shuts down. There is no grace period, as all submissions are electronic. Nothing may be submitted or changed after the deadline.

The 2019 meeting will again have an emphasis on poster sessions and feature Posters After Hours for the second year. The Posters After Hours session will take place on Thursday, April 11, 2019, from 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. and will feature 100 posters, a cash bar, and the chance to connect and engage with your colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. Submit your poster symposium or poster abstract for a chance to participate! The session is designed by the Program Committee. Unsure if you want to submit an abstract for an oral or a poster presentation? Check the “Permission to Convert my Paper to a Poster” box to give yourself the option to be part of Posters After Hours.

Prospective session organizers should note the Amerind Seminar program. Cosponsored by SAA and the Amerind Foundation, this program will recognize an outstanding symposium at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Complete information about this honor is located in the Call for Submissions and on the Amerind website (www.amerind.org). If you wish to have your symposium considered for this program, be sure to check the appropriate box during your web submission.

As you may be aware, presenting at the Annual Meeting is a privilege of membership in SAA.

•Current members submitting must renew their membership for 2019 before the close of the membership grace period, January 30, 2019.

•Nonmembers submitting must join the Society by November 15, 2018.

Should either nonmembers or renewing members miss their respective renewal/join deadline, the Board of Directors will reject the submission. This action will supersede any action by the Program Committee. Once rejected by the Board, the pending submission cannot be reinstated. Also, please be aware that the deadlines are firm.

SAA is excited about the 84th Annual Meeting and the opportunity for participants and attendees to engage with one another and discuss their research. We encourage you to submit your abstracts and sessions early, and we look forward to seeing you in Albuquerque next April!

Susan M. Chandler



 Important Dates Minimize







  • Submission System Opens:
    May 1, 2018
  • Submission Deadline:
  • September 6, 2018 3pm Eastern Time (EST)
  • Meeting Payment Confirmations Sent:
    November 13, 2018
  • Membership Join Deadline for Nonmember Participants:
    November 15, 2018
  • Withdrawal Deadline:
    Postmarked December 1, 2018
  • Participation Decision Letters from Program Committee:
    December 5, 2018
  • Preliminary Program Posted on SAAweb:
    Late December (hardcopy mailed early January 2019)
  • Membership Renewal Deadline for Current Member Participants:
    January 30, 2019









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