2003 Vancouver conference
- A package providing details about the 2003 SACC meetings in
Vancouver has been snail-mailed to all SACC members. The
envelopes entered the snail mail system on Friday, December 6th.
The package includes meeting highlights, a preliminary schedule,
hotel information, and a registration form.
The conference themes are Teaching Anthropology, Northwest
Coast Indigenous Cultures, and Contemporary West Coast
Distinguished guest speakers include Jim Hart and James
Delgado. Jim Hart is a Master Haida carver, hereditary chief and
keen commentator on cultural issues. James Delgado is a
distinguished underwater archaeologist and author of close to 30
books and numerous articles.
Field trips include walking tours of Vancouver's Chinatown,
Shopping District, and Historic Gastown; UBC Museum of
Anthropology; Granville Island (a blend of public market, shops,
studios, galleries, entertainment, marinas, and pubs where one
should be able to experience authentic west Coast Canadian
culture), Xa:ytem (a prehistoric archaeological site and First
Nations cultural education center), and Fort Langley (a
reconstructed fur trade fort)
An evening reception will include live world music as well as music
and book exhibits.
The mailing includes a call for paper presentations, session chairs,
and luncheon roundtable discussion topics, and people to lead or
facilitate the discussions. Abstracts of proposed presentations,
offers to be a session chair, and suggestions for luncheon
discussions are due February 14th.
The meeting venue is the Pacific Palisades Hotel. The hotel is
holding 50 rooms at the rate of $99 Canadian (about 64 USD), but
these must be booked by March 3rd.
Meeting fees include all the academic presentations, breakfast on
the Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, mid-morning refreshments
during the academic sessions on Thursday and Friday, lunch at
the hotel on Thursday and Friday, and at Xa:ytem on Saturday; the
evening reception; and all field trips. The meeting fee for all three
days in $195 (USD), if registered before March 3rd. Single day
registration is $65 (USD), if registered before March 3rd. On-site
registration is $75/day (USD).
I know that most of you are aware that the site of the 2003
meetings is in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. There is
another Vancouver in Washington State, which is a nice-enough
place, but it is not where the SACC meetings are going to be held.
You want Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The airport code is
The meeting registration form, hotel information, and call for papers
are also available on the SACC web site - www.anthro.cc.
Please contact me if you would like any further information about
the meetings or Vancouver.