2021 Policies

SAA welcomes your participation in the 86th Annual Meeting Online! All registrants of the meeting must agree to abide by the following policies:

  • I agree to adhere to the SAA events Code of Conduct and understand that my failure to do so may result in my removal from the SAA conference and any future SAA conferences without refund of my registration fee.
  • I understand the meeting is being recorded and made available to meeting registrants and I understand that registrant information will be shared. I hereby grant the SAA a nonexclusive, royalty-free license to record and make available any presentation or comments for the sole purpose of making such presentation available to SAA meeting participants through 2021.
  • For certain functionality on the online platform to work, I agree that my name and e-mail address may be shared with other attendees or exhibitors.

In addition to the above, meeting presenters agree to abide by the following policies:

  • In order to participate in the Society for American Archaeology’s 86th Annual Meeting, I understand that I must be a member of SAA during the year of the meeting (2021). By Board policy, outlined in the submissions guidelines, current members must renew for 2021 by January 30, 2021.  If I do not renew/join by the applicable deadline, I understand that my submission will be rejected by the Board of Directors and that it cannot be reinstated.
  • I certify that this submission conforms to the Principles of Archaeological Ethics.
  • I am not and have not ever been the subject of discrimination or harassment lawsuit or related administrative complaint that resulted in an adverse finding; I do not have and have not had a current or pending disciplinary action, such as suspension or termination of registration resulting from a Register of Professional Archaeologists’ grievance investigation.
  • I understand that SAA has the right to modify or cancel any submission at any time for any reason upon written notice to the member.
  • I give my express consent for SAA to use my personal data to provide its programs and services. For example, SAA will use meeting registration data for its program. I understand that I may contact SAA at any time at membership@saa.org to have my personal data removed from its database or to ask how SAA will use my data. I understand a request to erase data will terminate a membership because SAA will not be able to mail any print publications and provide online benefits. Users may opt-out of specific email communications as detailed in the SAA Privacy Policy. I have reviewed and accept the terms of the Privacy Policy.


  • 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