By Tom May
SfAA Executive Director
There is still time to register for one (or more) of the tours that will be available in Albuquerque. The following information will provide an update:
The Petroglyph Monument Tour on Tuesday (#2) is almost full; there are four remaining spots.
The tours to Ohkay Owingeh (#5) and Salinas Missions Monument (#7) are unique because of the content and the guides. Prof. Beverly Singer is intimately knowledgeable and the project and she will be assisted by Tomasita Duran, the Executive Director of the Pueblo Housing Authority. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn first-hand about an innovative revitalization project at the Pueblo.
The guide for the Salinas Monument tour, Dr. Lynne Sebastian, is a recognized authority on the archaeology of the Southwest. She has published extensively on archaeology, historic preservation, and cultural resource management. She is a past President of the Society for American Archaeology. In recognition of her professional expertise, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.
The local garden tours (#3 and #4) will provide an insider’s perspective on different forms of urban gardening, as well as the conjunction of gardening and cultural revitalization. Both of the tours on Tuesday follow and build on the content of a regular session (although attendance at the session is not required for the tour).
The other tours have space availability. For a description of each tour and a registration form, go to www.sfaa.net/sfaa2014/2014tours.html. Please contact the SfAA Office if you have any questions.
There are space limits on the registration for all of the workshops. At this time, all of the workshops have available slots.
The NSF-sponsored workshops (#5, Social Network Analysis; #9, Text Analysis) are special opportunities for our registrants. The instructors for each workshop are acknowledged experts on the topic. The participants in previous workshops have been very satisfied. They have described the workshop as “extremely helpful,” and “carefully prepared and focused in presentation.”
The other workshops also provide specialized information/training on particular topics and methods, from evaluation and participatory action research to business anthropology and mediation.
You can find a more detailed description on each workshop as well as a registration form by going to www.sfaa.net/sfaa2014/2014workshops.html.
All of the rooms at the Hotel Albuquerque and the Rio Grande Best Western have been sold. If you are searching for lodging, you can still check with these two hotels in the event there are cancellations.
We have recently arranged with the Hotel Blue for a block of rooms. It is located 1.5 miles from the Hotel Albuquerque. It is on Central Avenue (717 Central Avenue, N.W.), and thus, on the public bus line. Hotel Blue has a courtesy airport shuttle service as well as a complimentary breakfast. The shuttle can take guests to the Hotel Albuquerque. Check out the web site: www.thehotelblue.com. We will have detailed information and a contact link on the web site by Friday.