The Archaeological Society of Alberta Annual Conference 2019

The Archaeological Society of Alberta – Lethbridge Centre is excited to be hosting the 44th ASA Annual General Meeting and Conference from April 12-14, 2019.

You are invited to join archaeologists, students, and enthusiasts of the past for a weekend filled with workshops, presentations, posters, site tours, food, and fun! It is a great opportunity to learn about archaeology, hear about discoveries in and beyond our province, and visit archaeological sites in southwestern Alberta.

Preliminary Conference Schedule

Friday, April 12 (Downtown Lethbridge)
Afternoon Workshop - Understanding and Interpreting Radiocarbon Dates by Tara Collett
Evening Registration and Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lethbridge with Belinda Crowson
Welcome reception at the Owl Acoustic Lounge (411 3rd Ave South).

Saturday, April 13 (University of Lethbridge)
Presentations and posters, and the ASA Annual Meeting.
Evening banquet and lecture by Christian Thomas (Senior Project Archaeologist, Department of Tourism & Culture, Government of Yukon).

Sunday, April 14
Morning fieldtrip to the Galt #8 Historic Mine site.



The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Lethbridge has rooms available for April 12th through 14th at a discounted rate of $122/night based on single and double occupancy. This price includes a hot continental breakfast, fitness centre, and pool. Please phone the hotel and request the Archaeological Society of Alberta Conference discount to secure this rate:

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 403-394-9292 120 Stafford Drive S Lethbridge, AB T1J 4W4

Other hotel options near the conference include: Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge, Days Inn by Wyndham Lethbridge, Coast LethbridgeHotel & ConferenceCentre, SandmanHotelLethbridge, Ramada by Wyndham Lethbridge, Econo Lodge Inn & Suites, and Travelodge by Wyndham Lethbridge.


Click here for the Conference Venue Locations and Maps.


Please download and fill out the 2019 ASA Conference Registration form (click here)

Payment can be done via the PayPal link below or by cheque.

ASA 2019 Registration


Call For Papers and Posters

Conference organizers are now looking for papers and posters on all topics relating to archaeology, history, and the heritage of Alberta, The Great Plains, and Canada. They particularly wish to encourage students to present about their research, and consultants to talk about interesting finds discovered through their CRM projects.

If you are interested in presenting a paper or poster please contact Elsa Perry at:

Paper and poster abstracts should be between 150 and 250 words, and must include the title, the author(s), their affiliation(s), and email address(es). Those accepted will be printed in the conference package. Deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to April 1st, 2019.



Student Participation Please!

Students are encouraged to present at the conference! There are 1st ($400) and 2nd ($200) place awards for the best student papers.

There is also a $200 Best Poster award from the Association of Consulting Archaeologists! And an additional $100 award for the Best Student Poster.