2015 MAS Conference and Annual General Meeting

Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel
Friday, September 25, 2015 to Sunday, September 27, 2015

The 2015 Manitoba Archaeological Society Conference and Annual General Meeting will be held in Winnipeg September 25th-27th. This year’s conference will focus on the Glacial Lake Agassiz Survey (GLAS), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. GLAS was a four-year project in environmental archaeology. It involved a systematic investigation of potential shoreline occupations of early Glacial Lake Agassiz in order to record and excavate Early Pre-European contact period sites that would have been located on its shoreline. An additional highlight will be a Friday tour of the Tie Creek Petroform Site in Whiteshell Provincial Park. CALL FOR SESSIONS, PAPERS AND POSTERS
We are currently accepting abstract submissions on any topic relevant to archaeology. Abstracts should be 150-200 words. Please submit via e-mail to Brad Hyslop at vesselquest@sympatico.ca and the MAS at mbarch@mts.net. Note: Abstracts due by August 31st. CONFERENCE VENUE
The conference will be held at the Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel, 1715 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0G1 Ph.: 204-775-9889. Mention you are attending the conference (Group ID number 57954) and you will receive a room rate of $113.00/night (Traditional Queen or Double Queen Suites). Note: Rooms will be reserved until August 25th, 2015. Website: Best Western Plus Winnipeg Airport Hotel CONFERENCE REGISTRATION:

                                                  Early Bird Registration       Regular Registration      Late Registration
                                                  (on or before July 31)         (August 1 to 31)    (September 1st on)
Members                                           $60.00                                    $70.00                      $75.00
Student member                               $45.00                                    $55.00                       $60.00
Nonmember                                      $80.00                                    $90.00                       $95.00
Nonmember Student                         $65.00                                    $75.00                       $80.00

Forms are available on the MAS website at the bottom of this page. Registration can also be completed through PayPal.

Conference Registration Fees

Saturday Evening Banquet & Tribute to the Glacial Lake Agassiz Survey The Saturday evening banquet will feature chicken wellington, spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette, fresh vegetables, roasted fingerling potatoes, and vanilla bean crème brûlée with fresh berries for dessert accompanied by coffee and tea. Speeches after dinner will highlight stories from the GLAS and will profile members of the survey team. Tickets for the banquet are $55 per person.

Saturday Banquet

 Friday tour of the Tie Creek Petroform site  Friday evening wine and cheese  Gratis coffee breaks and Saturday lunch  Saturday afternoon tribute to avocational archaeologists  Photo contest and Raffle Draws  Student Awards for best undergraduate & graduate presentations Visit the MAS website www.manitobaarchaeologicalsociety.ca for updated details or check out our Facebook group. You may also contact the MAS office by phone 204.942.7243 or by fax 204.942.3749.

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