CLICK HERE FOR PROGRAM
The 2013 Southeastern Archaeological Conference annual meeting will take place in Tampa from 6-9 November.
Meeting venue is the Westin Harbour Island Hotel. For single, double, and triple rooms the rate will be $149 (plus tax), with complimentary internet in the rooms; parking will be $10/day (self) or $15/day (valet). The hotel is on the water downtown, at 725 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33602, tel 813-229-5000 www.westintampaharbourisland.com.
N.B.: THE WESTIN IS ALREADY SOLD OUT FOR WED NIGHT 6 NOVEMBER ONLY. OVERFLOW ROOMS FOR THAT NIGHT MAY BE AVAILABLE AT THE SHERATON (1 km away) tel. 813-223-2222 or 1.800.325.3535; ask if Southeastern Archaeologial Conference rate can still be arranged. Shuttles from both hotels will help transport guests.
Tampa is easy to reach by air or driving via Interstate 75. Hotel is on an island on the south side of downtown, ca. 10 miles from airport. See below for places to visit on the way if you’re driving. Airport shuttle: click here for printable coupon for Blue One shuttle from/to airport, $11 one way.
Advanced registration closed 23 October.
No refunds will be made after 23 October.
Regular member $90
Student member $60
Student non-member $70
In 2013 we celebrate “Viva Florida,” the 500th anniversary of the earliest-documented arrival of the Spanish to our state (and indeed to what is now the U.S.), led by Ponce de Leon. However the program will include all aspects of archaeology in the Southeastern U.S., including prehistoric and historic archaeology, methods, theory, and public archaeology.
Paper presentations are 17 to 20 minutes long. Consider leaving a few minutes at the end for questions. Click here for further information for presenters. For visuals with your oral presentation, organize a PowerPoint file to send/give to your session/symposium chair to load on his/her laptop well ahead of time. Click here for PowerPoint pointers. Other visual aids can range from film clips (also on your PowerPoint) to paper handouts.
Symposium and session chairs must supply a laptop computer loaded with Microsoft Office PowerPoint software, and obtain participants’ powerpoint programs well in advance of the schedule session time. YOUR LAPTOP MUST HAVE A VGA CONNECTOR; if you have a MAC, contact meeting organizers asap so we can get an adaptor
Posters, whether individual or as part of a symposium, should be no more than 3.5 ft horizontally and up to 4 ft vertically. We must fit 2 posters each on both sides of 8-foot wide posterboards that we provide for you to pin up your poster. Click here for tips on organizing and producing your poster.
You must be a SEAC member with dues paid for 2013 to present a paper or poster, with exceptions for other specialists/guests who may be coauthors. Please contact the organizers to request any exception from this rule. If your dues are not paid, you will need to pay a non-member rate to register on-site.
Student Participation and Paper Competition
Students are encouraged to attend and participate in the annual meeting in several ways. They can enter the SEAC 2013 Student Paper Competition, for which the prizes are among the richest in the field. First place wins a large pile of publications and other items whose total value is several thousand dollars. Second-place prize is lifetime SEAC membership and back issues of the SEAC journal, Southeastern Archaeology. Student papers submitted for this competition must be sent in their final form to the student paper committee by 27 September. See details on Student Paper Competition Flyer.
A student reception will take place Thursday afternoon; students from different schools can meet and interact with peers from other places and with possible employers/donors who support student activity. Free beer and snacks for students and donors.
Activities LINK THIS PAGE TO YOUR PHONE FOR DIRECTIONS, INFO ON RESTAURANTS, MUSEUMS, OTHER ATTRACTIONS AND EVENTS
Thursday evening reception, 6-8 pm
Distance to reception: 750 m, walk from hotel (directions included in registration packet). Shuttle transport available; please let organizers know in advance if you need it.
LIST OF RESTAURANTS NEAR CONFERENCE HOTEL
After the reception, consider staying around for dinner downstairs on the water at the main Columbia restaurant, or investigate many fine downtown dining spots (click here for list of restaurants with directions and details).
Friday afternoon: 5:30-6:45
Friday night: 9 pm – midnight: dance
Saturday afternoon activities
GUIDED FIELD TRIPS:
1. Crystal River Mounds State Park, 3400 N Musuem Point, Crystal River, FL 34428 http://www.floridastateparks.org/crystalriverarchaeological/
2. Historic Ybor City Walking Tour, National Historic Landmark District, Latin quarter -- Cuban/Spanish/Italian, historic cigar factories, organized labor (also great restaurants and shopping).
3. Public Archaeology Day at Centennial Park, across street from Ybor City Museum; program by Florida Public Archaeology Network Central and West Central office, includes flintknapping, re-enactors, displays, craftworking, handouts. 11 am – 2 pm Cost: Free, take streetcar, free with conference nametag (you can drive but parking is very limited). Distance to streetcar stop north of hotel [Southern Transportation Plaza]: 350 m. Go on streetcar to end of line, Centennial Park. You may want to see the museum on your own also.
4. Freeform Activities: PLACES TO VISIT SAT AFTERNOON ON YOUR OWN. Click here for list of fun activities.
Saturday evening dinner, 6-9 pm
Other possible activities for Saturday and beyond
Since Monday 11 November is the Veterans Day holiday, consider planning a Florida mini-vacation with the family. You might include places noted above and other Florida “attractions.” Busch Gardens is in Tampa. We don’t need to tell you about Disney and the mass of other things near Orlando (though “Medieval Times” has really great horses, dressage, and grog; we shudder to mention Legoland in Winter Park) though it has a fine art museum and history museum. You can get details of these things online, but click here for a list of worthwhile sights/sites and activities in the closer Tampa Bay area.
LINK THIS PAGE TO YOUR PHONE FOR EASY ACCESS TO INFORMATION DURING THE CONFERENCE!
Follow SEAC on Twitter for news, meeting updates: https://twitter.com/SEAC20131