BC Archaeology Forum 2010

I got the news yesterday that the annual B.C. Archaeology Forum has been scheduled.  The event will be co-hosted by the Musqueam First Nation and the UBC Laboratory of Archaeology and held November 5-7.  You can download a registration form here (MS-Word document)

If you aren’t familiar with it, the Archaeology Forum is a low-key conference which brings together many different stakeholders in B.C. Archaeology: First Nations, Government, Consultants, Academics, Students, and the Public.  It is not your typical academic conference, although there are speakers and sessions and so forth.  It is often focused on applied solutions to real-world problems and is always hosted or co-hosted by a First Nation. The forum is only 20 bucks to attend and everyone is welcome – no affiliation necessary.  For more information email: bc.arch.forum2010@gmail.com@uvic.ca

Keep an eye on the events link in the sidebar to the right where I will post more information as I hear about it. Incidentally, it’s about time the Forum came to Victoria, no?

Sneak Preview of the Archaeology Forum

3 responses to “BC Archaeology Forum 2010

  1. It’s a little surprising to me that this event is less than two weeks away and I haven’t heard anything more about it. As far as I can tell, there is no other web page about it, and no reminder emails have gone out asking people for papers or suggesting profs bring their students, or whatever. Some people have to travel a long way to get to it, or might like to.

    It’s too bad but it happens every year – the archaeology forum is not implemented as a means of reaching the public, just a narrow slice of people who find out about it more or less word of mouth. There seems to be no continuity year to year. I like the low key casualness of it, of course, but at th same time it seems like it could be so much more.

    Or am I missing something?


  2. Just a reminder that the Archaeology Forum is this coming weekend. This is still the only website that has information, so far as I can tell, so I hope it isn’t out of line to post the “agenda” for the meetings, below. Since when did conference programs become “agendas”? Must be a big city thing 😉

    Anyway, click on the link for a PDF which gives the titles and names of all the talks and scheduled discussions. Looks like a fine lineup!

    Click to access bc-arch-forum-2010-agenda.pdf


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