51st Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: 2018 Winnipeg, Manitoba May 2–6, 2018

CAA/ACA Winnipeg, MB 2018

Social Events 2018

Opening Reception

Date: Wednesday May2nd, 2018

Time:  18:00 - 21:00

Cost: free

Location: Terrace East & West Radisson (Conference Hotel)

Join us for the official opening of the 51st annual CAA conference in the East & West Terraces of the conference hotel. Light refreshments will be available free of charge with a cash bar. 


Inaugural Indigenous Reception

The CAA 2018 Conference Organizing Committee is especially excited to host the Inaugural Indigenous Reception at this year’s meeting in Winnipeg. The Reception is open to all Conference attendees and will be a celebration of Canadian Indigenous cultures. We plan to have First Nation, Metis and Inuit performers to provide the unique opportunity for all attendees to witness the beauty and uniqueness of these cultures in person. The Reception will take place at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, which is known for spectacular Inuit collections, and all attendees will have free access to the galleries. Details on which exhibitions are running will be provided as information is available. We, the Committee, are confident that regardless of the exhibit, it will be well worth the visit.

This is the first Indigenous Reception in the history of the CAA and we strongly encourage all Conference members to take advantage of this unique opportunity to both celebrate the heritage and culture of Canada’s Indigenous peoples and visit the main art gallery in Manitoba. While this is the first Indigenous Reception hosted at the CAA Conference, we are confident that it will just be the start of things to come.

If you have a plus one that is joining you at the conference, please ensure to bring them to this event as we recognize, acknowledge and celebrate the Indigenous peoples of Canada. If you would like to bring more than one guest to this reception, please contact the Conference Organizers at conference@canadianarchaeology.com. The venue has limited capacity and we want to give priority to conference attendees. We will make every effort to accommodate additional guests.

A selection of hot and cold Hors D’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED - indicate on your conference registration if you plan to attend. If you plan to bring a guest, please select “2” from the “How many people are you registering?” field on the registration page and complete the necessary registration forms.

Date: Thursday May 3rd, 2018

Time: 7:00-9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Cost: FREE with FREE access to the galleries

Location: The Winnipeg Art Gallery 

300 Memorial Blvd
Winnpeg, Manitoa
R3C 1V1



Reception at the Manitoba Museum

Date: Friday May 4th, 2018

Time: TBD

Cost: free

Location: Manitoba Museum

190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2

Join us for a lovely and engaging evening at the beautiful Manitoba Museum.


Annual CAA Banquet and Awards

Date: Saturday May 5th, 2018

Time:  18:30 - 23:00

Cost: $85 (regular) $60 (student)

Location: Ambassador A at the Radisson

Please join us for fine food and great company as we wrap up the 51st annual CAA conference. The banquet dinner will be served buffet style with a vegetarian option. The following awards will be announced at the banquet: The Smith-Wintemberg Award and The Roscoe Wilmeth Award for Service. Any other awards for which nominations are received and decisions made will also be announced.

Cash bar available.



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