Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education—A Working Conference for Educators, AIA 2015
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Friday, January 9, 2015 - 11:00am to Saturday, January 10, 2015 - 6:00pm

Location:
New Orleans Marriott
555 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

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Join the AIA for a 2 day working conference in New Orleans, Louisiana!

The goal of the AIA Educators’ Workshop is to bring together archaeology educators from around the country to formulate a plan for the future of archaeological education. The workshop builds on the results of several recent initiatives including an AIA education summit held at Boston University in 2013, an SAA session at the Austin meetings in 2014, and some in-depth online listserv conversations. By organizing this program, the AIA hopes to encourage the development of a network of educators committed to moving archaeological education forward in a collaborative and cooperative manner.

While the program is based on a foundation created by committed and dedicated educators over the last three decades, it will focus on how we should proceed into the future. As such, we envision the event more as an opportunity for educators to get together to discuss and plan rather than as a traditional conference. The program will include “keynote” addresses, panel discussions, workshops, and Q and A sessions. We want participants to use this opportunity to share, learn, and plan. Planned topics include:

Opening Panel: Providing Ethical Guidelines for Archaeological Outreach and Education

Session 1A: State and Regional Approaches to Outreach and Archaeology

Session 1B: High School Archaeology Courses and Field Schools

Session 2: Teaching with Archaeology: Infiltrating Subjects beyond Social Studies

Session 3A: Archaeology: The Greatest Subject You Are Already Teaching

Session 3B: Metrics, Research, and Publication

Session 4: Promoting Archaeological Outreach: Marketing, Distribution, and Sustainability

Final: Business Meeting and Wrap Up

In advance of the Institute's 2015 Working Conference for Educators: Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs. The Institute plans to collect, compile, and distribute these in advance of January’s working conference. As the goal is to be as comprehensive as possible, submissions are open to everyone and not restricted to just those attending the conference.

The publication of the program descriptions in advance of the conference will help focus the working event on the future or archaeological outreach and education. The aim is to provide conference participants with common ground so that the conference time can be spent on discussion of the future of archaeological outreach and education.

- See more at http://www.archaeological.org/news/aianews/16206

In advance of the Working Conference the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs. We plan to collect, compile, and distribute these in advance of January’s working conference.

Even if you are unable to attend the conference, we hope you will still contribute a one-pager, as this will be a very valuable resource for everyone! See submission guidelines.

You can now register for the conference online and book your hotel room at our special discounted attendee rate of $159USD (plus taxes) per night (includes internet) for a single or double room at the official conference hotel the New Orleans Marriott. To make your reservation at the Marriott via phone, please call 1-800- 654-3990 and request the "AIA and SCS, Archaeological Institute of America, or Society for Classical Studies" discounted group rate or reference the group code "AAI". Please note that the discounted conference rates are valid for hotel reservations at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel January 2, 2015, through January 14, 2015, and are based on availability. The deadline to reserve your rooms at the discounted rate is Monday, December 15, 2015. Please note that the hotel is sold out to non-conference participants so we encourage you to reserve your room as early as possible as the discounted rooms may sellout quickly.

In advance of the Institute's 2015 Working Conference for Educators: Building a Strong Future for Archaeological Outreach and Education the AIA is soliciting a series of one-page descriptions of existing archaeological outreach and education programs. The Institute plans to collect, compile, and distribute these in advance of January’s working conference. As the goal is to be as comprehensive as possible, submissions are open to everyone and not restricted to just those attending the conference.

The publication of the program descriptions in advance of the conference will help focus the working event on the future or archaeological outreach and education. The aim is to provide conference participants with common ground so that the conference time can be spent on discussion of the future of archaeological outreach and education.

You can now register for the conference online and book your hotel room at our special discounted attendee rate of $159USD (plus taxes) per night (includes internet) for a single or double room at the official conference hotel the New Orleans Marriott. To make your reservation at the Marriott via phone, please call 1-800- 654-3990 and request the "AIA and SCS, Archaeological Institute of America, or Society for Classical Studies" discounted group rate or reference the group code "AAI". Please note that the discounted conference rates are valid for hotel reservations at the New Orleans Marriott Hotel January 2, 2015, through January 14, 2015, and are based on availability. The deadline to reserve your rooms at the discounted rate is Monday, December 15, 2015. Please note that the hotel is sold out to non-conference participants so we encourage you to reserve your room as early as possible as the discounted rooms may sellout quickly.

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Meredith Langlitz
617-358-5909

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