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.


Conference Schedule

Friday, April 12th
University of Lethbridge, Penny Building, 324 5th Street South (Downtown Lethbridge)

1:00 – 4:00 pm:       Afternoon Workshop: Understanding and Interpreting Radiocarbon Dates with Tara Collett.
5:00 – 8:00 pm:       Conference Registration
6:30 – 8:00 pm:       Walking Tour of Historic Downtown Lethbridge with Belinda Crowson
8:30 – 11:00 pm:     Welcome Reception at the Owl Acoustic Lounge, 411 3rd Ave South


Saturday, April 13th
Students’ Union Ballroom B, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive West

8:30 am:                  Opening Remarks and Blessing by First Nations Elder
9:15 am – 2:30 pm: Presentations
2:50 – 4:15 pm:       Student Paper Session
4:15 – 5:15 pm:       Provincial Annual General Meeting
5:15 – 6:00 pm:       Wine Reception and Poster Session
6:00 – 7:30 pm:       Banquet
7:30 – 9:00 pm:       Keynote Address: New insights into ancient Dene hunting technologies from the Yukon Ice
                                 Patch Project by Christian D. Thomas on behalf of The Yukon Ice Patch Research Group

Sunday, April 14th

9:00 - 11:00 am:      Fieldtrip to Galt #8 Historic Mine Site


Click here for the Full Conference Program.


Click here for the Conference Schedule Poster.


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



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.


We hope you can join us!!!