On behalf of the organizing committee for the 50th annual meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association, I am pleased to announce the Call for Sessions, Papers and Posters for the 2017 CAA conference in Ottawa-Gatineau.
The annual meeting will be held May 10-13, 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel and Conference Centre in Gatineau, directly across the river from downtown Ottawa and immediately opposite the Canadian Museum of History. The conference provides a forum for scholars, members of the archaeological community and the interested public to meet, discuss, learn, and share ideas, observations, and the results of archaeological research. The conference is for anyone with an interest in, and concern for, archaeology in their local community or from a national or global perspective.
Proposals for Sessions
Session proposals are no longer being accepted. As of the 16th of January, 21 thematic sessions have been proposed (click here). There will likely also be a Contributed Papers session. Please review the proposed session abstracts to determine the best venue for your contribution and contact the session's organizer.
We welcome paper submissions for standalone papers or ones that are part of an organized session. Papers will be scheduled for 20 minutes, and if you are not submitting as part of an organized session your paper will be inserted into an available, appropriate session or be part of a general session. A paper submission should include a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and the name and contact information for the author(s)/presenter(s). Please submit your proposal or any questions you might have to Jean-Luc Pilon with the subject line Paper Submission. Individual paper submissions will be accepted until March 3, 2017.
We also welcome submissions for a poster session. There will be poster sessions throughout the conference and a student poster competition. A poster submission should include a title, an abstract of no more than 250 words, and the name and contact information for the presenter(s). If you would like to be considered for the student poster competition please include your year and associated university. Posters should fit inside a space no more than 1.2 m x 1.2 m (4 ft x 4 ft). Please submit your proposal or any questions you might have to Jean-Luc Pilon with the subject line Poster Submission. Individual poster submissions will be accepted until March 3, 2017.
The CAA requires that the first author of an oral presentation or a poster be an active member (paid up for 2017).
We look forward to receiving your proposal and we hope you will be able to join us in Ottawa-Gatineau in May 2017 to celebrate 50 years of CAA annual conferences and the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada!