The Archaeological Society of Alberta Annual Conference 2022

Edmonton 2022

The Archaeological Society of Alberta is excited to be co-hosting the 54rd Canadian Archaeological Association Conference. After having to postpone the conference in 2020 and hold a virtual conference in 2021, we are very much looking forward to this event! It will be a hybrid conference held in Edmonton, Alberta from April 27-30, 2022.

Our theme this year is “Where Communities Meet/Un lieu de rencontre”, reflecting the changing practice of archaeology in Canada, the archaeological interest in how groups have interacted in the past, and the deep history of Edmonton. In Cree, Edmonton is known as amiskwacîwâskahikan and is situated on Treaty 6 territory, as well as in the Métis homeland and has been a place where Indigenous communities have gathered since time immemorial. 

The in-person portion of the conference will be held at the the Westin, in downtown Edmonton, only a short distance away from the fully redesigned Royal Alberta Museum. More detailed information about the venue, virtual formats, planned events, and the conference COVID-19 policies will be shared soon. 

The planning committee has representatives from the University of Alberta, MacEwan University, the Royal Alberta Museum, Athabasca University, the Archaeological Survey of Alberta, the Archaeological Society of Alberta, and the Association of Consulting Archaeologists of Alberta, making this a truly collaborative team.


The ASA session and AGM are in the British Columbia Room from 8:00 am until noon on Saturday, April 30, 2022.

Click here for the schedule of the presentations in the ASA session along with the abstracts and contact information of the presenters.

Those joining us virtually can use the zoom link available through the Chime Platform.

The AGM directly follows the session, beginning at 12:20 pm. You do not need to register for the conference to attend the AGM. Here is the direct Zoom link. The password can be found in the ASA Session Schedule.


Please visit the CAA Conference page for more details and information on how to attend the conference.  


We look forward to welcoming you to Edmonton if you are attending in-person or welcoming you online if you are joining us from afar!