SAA workshops provide continuing education on a wide range of practical issues relevant to the professional archaeological community. Workshops have limited enrollments, so sign up soon! As noted, specific workshops are open to both meeting attendees and those not attending the meeting.

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.)

Monday, April 12, 2021

Workshop: Teaching Integrity in Empirical Archaeology

Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. EDT

Instructors: Ben Marwick and Liying Wang

Sponsored by Project TIER

This workshop is designed for educators who are interested in integrating principles of transparency and reproducibility into teaching archaeology. We will introduce participants to protocols for conducting and documenting empirical research that ensures the reproducibility of all computational results, and then present a range of pedagogical strategies and curricular resources for teaching these methods to students in a variety of educational settings. The objective is to help instructors develop plans for teaching reproducible research practices that will be feasible and effective in their particular contexts, so that they are fully prepared to implement the methods presented at the workshops when they return to their home institutions. Participants will also be introduced to opportunities to collaborate with the SAA Open Science in Archaeology Interest Group in the development and dissemination of curricular resources for practicing and teaching transparent research methods. The ultimate goal is to foster the development of a community of educators committed to the idea that transparency and reproducibility should be integrated into all levels of research training for students in archaeology. Fee will be donated to the Native American Scholarship Endowment, which makes undergraduate and graduate scholarships possible. $5/registrant. Please sign up at

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Workshop: Power, Responsibility & Accountability

Time: 3:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Instructors: Laura Heath-Stout, Meagan Thies-Sauder, and Gabriela Oré

Sponsor: Meeting Safety Committee

This 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. The group facilitators will use the first part of the workshop to inform on the role power dynamics plays in sexual misconduct and bullying and ways to address and prevent it in the workplace. In the second part, the group facilitators will lead the group through a series of prompted questions to explore power dynamics, responsibility, and accountability in their respective work environments, where the skills acquired in the first section can be implemented. Fee will be donated to Futures Without Violence. $5/registrant. Please sign up at



  • 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