AIA's Fourth Annual Conference for Heritage Educators
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States

Join us for the Archaeological Institute of America’s Fourth Annual Conference for Heritage Educators!

The AIA is preparing a great slate of sessions and workshops for this year’s conference in the AIA’s hometown.  Sessions will include:

  • Heritage Education Perspectives on Outreach

Join heritage educators from many fields such as museum education, local history, K-12 education, interpretation, and public policy.  Participate as we explore common and divergent goals for public outreach programs through the lenses of our peers in different professions all passionately engaged in reaching out to the public.

  • Training the Trainers—Professional Development for Heritage Educators

Back by popular demand!  Ann Benbow and Colin Mably will return with another hands-on session that will bolster your impact in the classroom and during outreach presentations.

  • Education Journal Workshop

A review of the goals for heritage education set at the 2016 conference shows a weakness in the area of writing for education-focused publications.  In this session learn about the landscape and lexicon of these publications and how you can go about getting around to preparing a manuscript about your outreach program.

We are currently calling for presenters in two sessions:

  • Poster Session

New this year!  Prepare and present a poster about an outreach project.

Deadline: November 15.  Submissions accepted on a rolling basis. Submit your poster abstract here.

  • Lightning Show & Tell

Bring your favorite archaeology education material/resource and share it in 2-5 minutes (exact timing will depend on the number of signups)!  After the quick presentations, conference participants will have a chance to walk around and view all the materials presented.

Show and Tell items can be an activity developed, a handout, or even a book or resource compiled by you or someone else that you have found especially helpful in your work.  The biggest challenge will be speedily presenting your show and tell item within the allotted time!

Deadline: December 1.  Submissions accepted on a rolling basis.  Submit a proposal here.

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


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