Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, the SAA Board of Directors has voted to conduct the 2021 Annual Meeting in an all-virtual format therefore we will not host excursions. We are excited to welcome a more diverse and global community to the Annual Meeting. We hope to see you online in April! 

Registration for excursions must occur during Advance Registration. If a guest is accompanying a registered attendee on an excursion, the guest must be registered (as a guest) and must also purchase an excursion ticket. Attendees may be accompanied only by adult guests on the excursions.

In order for an excursion to go forward, the bus must be filled during the advance registration process. Please sign up soon!

All participants in SAA excursions will be required to sign a release of claims prior to boarding the bus. No participant will be able to board without a completed release of claims form. The forms will be in your registration packet as well as available from staff at the time you board. A sample form is included here for your information.

Workshops and excursion fees are non-refundable. In the event SAA cancels a workshop or excursion from undersubscription, the SAA office will not charge a processing fee and will refund the money in the same form of payment received (such as a credit card payment will be refunded with a credit back to the account.)

I agree and acknowledge that I am participating in the [name of tour] (“Tour”) on my own accord. I give this acknowledgement freely and knowingly and I represent and warrant to you that I am physically and mentally fit and that, as a result, able to participate, and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being.

I am fully aware that possible physical injury might occur to me as a result of my participation, and I agree to assume the full risk, including risk which is not specifically foreseeable, of any injuries, including death, damages, or loss regardless of severity, which I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with the Tour.

In consideration of the right to participate in the Tour, I hereby waive any and all rights or claims I may have as a result of participation in the Tour against the Society for American Archaeology and their respective directors, officers, employees, members, staff, and all individuals assisting in instructing and conducting these activities, and I hereby fully release and discharge them from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages, or loss, which may accrue to me or my heirs arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in the Tour.

I further agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the Society for American Archaeology, and their respective directors, officers, employees, members, staff, and all individuals assisting in instructing and conducting these activities, from any and all claims resulting from injuries, including death, damages, or loss, which may accrue to me or my heirs arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in the Tour.

Signed:  
Print Name:  
Date:

IMPORTANT DATES

  • April 15, 2020

    Submission System Opens

  • September 17, 2020

    Submission Deadline 3PM EDT

  • November 10, 2020

    Meeting Payment Confirmations Sent

  • November 15, 2020

    Membership Join Deadline for Nonmember Participants

  • December 01, 2020

    Withdrawal Deadline

  • December 06, 2020

    Participation Decision Letters from Program Committee

  • January 14, 2021

    Participation in the SAA 86th Annual Meeting Online confirmed

  • January 14, 2021

    Last date to get a full refund for withdrawing from program

  • January 28, 2021

    Program replacements submissions due

  • January 30, 2021

    Membership Renewal Deadline for Current Member Participants

  • March 10, 2021

    Advance registration closes

  • March 10, 2021

    Last date to get a refund for program participants (minus $25 processing fee)

  • March 26, 2021

    Last day for posters to be uploaded and for symposiums and general sessions to be recorded

  • April 02, 2021

    New Member Attendee orientations

  • April 05, 2021

    New Member Attendee orientations