Registration for the 74th Annual Meeting in Tulsa, OK is OPEN!

For the first time ever, the Southeastern Archaeology Conference will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma on November 8-11 in Downtown Tulsa at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Modern Tulsa is within the boundaries of the Creek, Osage, and Cherokee Nations but is surrounded by many of the Nations of the Southeastern Tribes and we are hoping for a greater attendance from those communities.

Situated in Green Country along the Arkansas River and Route 66, you will find Tulsa to be an international, diverse, musical city full of arts and history with a population of about 1,000,000 in the greater Tulsa region. The New York Times recently listed Tulsa as one of the 52 places to visit because of the Art Deco architecture, downtown revitalization, and museums such as the Woody Guthrie Center, Philbrook, and Gilcrease.

We are excited to be bringing SEAC to Tulsa, one of many Native American communities that were settled in what was Indian Territory in the nineteenth century. Tulsa is within the Creek Nation and borders the Cherokee Nation. The name Tulsa is derived from the Creek word for Old Town, Talwa Hassee/Tallahasee/Tulsi.

Arrive early! We have a unique Opening Ceremony Wednesday night. The drum will be performed by Oliver Littlecook. Dancing will be with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma Social Dancers, the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma Dance Troupe, The Muscogee Creek Stomp Dancers, and the Littlecook Family. This will be a SEAC like no other!

Below are some things to keep in mind as you plan.

  • Meeting details can be found at and for the hotel, including room booking, at
  • Links to conference registration and presentation submission forms are available at
  • Billing information entered on the registration forms must match what your credit card company has on file. If you get a "Credit Card Denied" message, double check your billing information.
  • Registration deadline for paper/poster presenters is August 31, 2017. Advance registration for those not presenting papers/posters is October 13, 2017.
  • Symposium organizers must submit a symposium title and abstract before their participants can register individual presentations. Changes to one’s symposium submission can be made up to the Aug. 31 deadline by email to Kim Ivey at (
  • First Author Presenters must be current members of SEAC and logged into the website to submit presentations. Questions about membership should be directed to the Treasurer Nicholas Herrmann ( One can become a member at
  • If you have any questions about the membership portal or online registration process, don’t hesitate to ask.
  • Don’t forget to check out SEAC 2017’s Facebook and Twitter for information on Tulsa and the conference!
  • Other deadlines to keep in mind:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award - June 30
  • Patty Jo Watson Award - mid-July
  • CB Moore Award - August 15
  • Student Paper Competition - September 30
  • We look forward to what we know will be a great meeting. See you in a few months!

    SEAC Tulsa 2017 Organizing Committee