The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: Edmonton May 6–9, 2020

Social Events

Registration for these events will open soon. Check back for updates to this page.

Student Meet n Greet

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 4 pm to 6 pm
Location: Chop Steakhouse in the Sutton Place Hotel
Cost: Free (cash bar - it’s happy hour!)

Student networking event where students can meet and buddy up for a better conference experience. Discuss the trials and tribulations of attending and presenting at conferences, and what your student journey has been like!


Welcome Reception

Date/Time: Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Sutton Place Hotel (location TBD)
Cost: Free with registration

Welcome all conference attendees! Pick up your conference package and head to the welcome reception for networking with other archaeologists from all over the country.


RAM Reception

Date/Time: Thursday, May 7, 2020 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Royal Alberta Museum
Cost: Free with registration

The recently re-opened Royal Alberta Museum (RAM) in downtown Edmonton welcomes conference attendees for a private viewing of all their galleries. The RAM has 13 curatorial programs exhibiting objects and specimens related to the heritage of Alberta’s people and natural environment; these include western Canadian history, indigenous studies, cultural communities, archaeology, and palaeontology, to name a few. There are 2.4 million uniquely Albertan stories within the new 419,000 square foot facility, with an expanded Bug Gallery and a dedicated space to contemporary First Nations and Métis narratives.


Indigenous Archaeology Luncheon

DateTime: Friday, May 8, 2020 - 12 pm
Location: TBD
Cost: *This is a buyer-pays event

Indigenous conference attendees (including practicing Indigenous archaeologists, Indigenous community partners, Indigenous knowledge holders/Elders, Indigenous students, etc.) are invited to gather to build community and discuss issues unique to the engagement of Indigenous peoples in archaeology.


CRM Pub Night

Date/Time: Friday, May 8, 2020 - 8 pm onwards
Location: Yellowhead Brewing Company
Cost: Free with registration (*sponsored event with maximum capacity of 150; registration includes two drink tickets)

Consulting archaeologists (and those that love them or want to be them, aka colleagues and students) are invited to celebrate the contribution that industry-driven impact assessments have given to the archaeological record. Thousands of archaeology sites have been recorded as a result of fieldwork in Alberta alone, with hundreds mitigated. Join this community and raise a glass (or two)!


Women in Archaeology Panel

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 11:30 am to 2:00 pm
Location: Chop Steakhouse in the Sutton Place Hotel
Cost: $25 pp (includes lunch) *max 30 participants

Please join us for an intimate chat with four successful female archaeologists, who will share their stories of their career from the ground up. Hear about their strengths, weaknesses, struggles, and wins that led them to reach the success they have today. Be prepared to engage, learn, and become inspired!

Panel members TBD.


CAA Banquet

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Sutton Place Hotel
Cost: $65 pp (includes dinner and wine)


CAA Banquet After Party

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9, 2020 - 9 pm onwards
Location: TBD
Cost: Free (cash bar)

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