Registration Rate for the 86th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

General registration for the SAA Annual Meeting will open in January 2021.

Registration Rates

Category Advance

Member (includes Professional, Retired, Joint, Avocational/Associate)



International Member (formerly called “Discount Rate”)*



Student Member



International Student Member*






*The International rate (formerly called “Discount Rate”) applies to members living in Latin America or any other country not included on the following list: Australia, Bahrain, Bermuda, Brunei, Canada, Cyprus, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States, or Western Europe.

**Non-voting; Non-presenting

One-Day Pass Rates

Category Advance

Nonmember One-Day Pass**



Immediate Family One-Day Pass**



** Non-voting; Non-presenting

Guest Registration

Guest registration is for immediate family members who are non-archaeologists and who are at the Annual Meeting as guests of meeting registrants. Guests ages 13 and older are required to display a guest badge for entry to the meeting venue. Each guest registration costs $30. Guest registration may be completed through advance registration or, if done on-site, registered attendee must accompany guest to registration.


Attendance at the meeting constitutes as an agreement to the Annual Meeting Safety Policy and Code of Conduct including the possibility that a violation may cause one’s termination from participation in the meeting without refund.

Refund Policy

SAA will refund (in full) anyone unable to attend the Annual Meeting (we may require documentation) or should SAA cancel its meeting, SAA will refund all registrations.

Registration fees for presentations who elect to withdraw from the program will be refunded by the SAA office—minus a $25 processing fee—upon receipt of e-mailed or written request (no verbal requests, please) postmarked by December 1, 2020.


Advance registration fees for those not on the program who elect to not attend will be refunded by the SAA office—minus a $25 processing fee—upon receipt of e-mailed or written request (no verbal requests, please) postmarked by March 10, 2021. 

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.)


  • 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

  • December 15, 2020

    Preliminary Program Posted Online (hardcopy mailed early January 2021)

  • January 30, 2021

    Membership Renewal Deadline for Current Member Participants