Chairs and Committees
Welcome to Norman, Oklahoma, heart of the Southern Plains.
We are honored to host the 67th Annual Plains Anthropological
Conference, the first ever to be held in Norman. We hope you
enjoy your visit and the conference. There’s lots to
see and do, so have fun!
THE EMBASSY SUITES HAS PROVIDED US
WITH A RESERVATION LINK THAT TAKES YOU DIRECTLY TO OUR
GROUP RESERVATION PAGE.
If you have not made your hotel reservations, please
do so using this link to make sure the conference gets
full credit for all room nights booked. Ignore the Sept.
21 cut off date; rooms are still available at the conference
The Embassy Suites is showing a rather low number of
room bookings for our conference given the number of
people who have pre-registered. We want to be sure there
are no reservation problems and also for the conference
to receive full credit for all room nights booked as
this substantially lowers the cost of the meeting rooms
to the Plains Conference.
If you have made reservations to stay at the Embassy
Suites we are asking that you call the hotel and confirm
your reservation and be sure to mention you are with
the Plains Conference. The group code is PAS. This will
confirm your reservation and insure that the conference
gets full credit for all room nights booked by conference
attendees. The hotel phone number is… 405 364-8040.
If you have not
yet booked your room, be sure to use the code PAS when
Hotel Reservation Link:
T SHIRT NEWS!!!!
the official conference hotel, has extended the special
conference room rate until October 6. After that date,
rooms, if available, will
revert to the normal rates. Please remember, staying
at the Embassy Suites entitles you to a FREE, cooked-to-order
FULL Breakfast each day PLUS the
daily Manager’s Reception every evening from 5:30
to 7:30 featuring FREE COCKTAILS! That’s right,
FREE ALCOHOL!!!! But ONLY if you stay at the Embassy
Suites. Make your reservation NOW!
COMPETITION: All students who enter and present papers
in the Student Paper Competition will have their conference
registration fee waived and will receive two complimentary
tickets to the Friday night banquet. Enter now!
for submission of student papers (written copies) to
Laura Scheiber is Sept. 26. See the PAS website or click
on the Student Paper Competition link on this page.
PROCESS: Please note that your online registration consists
of two parts; the PayPal portion where you pay for your
registration and other items , and the personal information
part at the bottom of the online registration page.
YOU MUST COMPLETE BOTH PARTS TO BE REGISTERED. I am
still getting some registrations without the payment
and others without the personal information. Complete
instructions for online registration are on the online
registration page. In a nutshell, choose the items you
want by clicking on Add to Cart. When you have selected
all the items desired, go to checkout and pay for them.
YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO USE PAYPAL;
there is an option for going straight to credit card
payment. Once you have completed the payment part, return
to the online registration page, fill out the personal
contact information and click “Submit”.
That completes the process.
You must reserve your room at the Embassy Suites by
October 6in order to get the conference rates. After
that date, room rates revert to the normal price.
For those of you planning
on visiting Spiro Mounds Historical Park while attending
the Plains Conference, Dr. Bob Brooks will host a tour
of the site on Wednesday, Oct. 14th.
The tour is scheduled
from noon to approximately 3:00PM. This will give people
time to arrive back in Norman for the Early Bird Party
that evening. For further information and
directions to Spiro, contact Bob at 405 325-7213 or
via email at email@example.com.
BACK ISSUES SALE!!!
All available back issues
of Plains Anthropologist are now located in Norman and
ARE ON SALE! You can order the back issues you want
and pick them up at the conference thereby avoiding
shipping charges. You can find an order form on the
Plains Anthropologist website here.
Embassy Suites Norman is our conference headquarters. It is
a brand new facility with spacious suites, state of the art
meeting rooms, all the amenities, and most importantly, a
great bar! It is located at 2501 Conference Drive, just east
of I-35 between Tecumseh and Robinson. Tel. 405 364-8040,
FAX 405 364-3377. Visit the hotel
website for more information. For map/directions, click
Ample free parking is available at the hotel. Conference participants
staying at the Embassy Suites receive a complimentary full
breakfast cooked to order AND complimentary cocktails every
evening from 5:00-7:00 PM. Students: Please note that all
rooms are suites and can be shared by several students to
keep the cost down. The conference rate is $134.00/night and
is available until October 6. Please use the code “PAS”
when making reservations.
Registration **Online registration now available**
Participants are encouraged to pre-register ONLINE
here or by snail mail here.
For those wishing to register at the conference, a registration
table and information center will be set up in the atrium
of the hotel conference center. Conference participants will
be able to register and pick up their information packets,
T-shirts, etc. Hours of operation will be from 4:00 PM to
9:00 PM Wednesday, Oct. 14, 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM Thursday and
Friday, and until noon Saturday.
Abstract forms for individual papers are available HERE.
Symposium forms are available HERE.
Email submission of forms is preferred. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Snail mail to Amanda Regnier at the Survey’s address
A message board will be available throughout the conference
where participants can post messages, job announcements and
Vendors and Exhibits
Vendor and exhibit space will be available for $60.00 per
8’ table or $30.00 for a half table. Reservations can
be made on the registration form. The room will open from
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday and Friday and until noon on Saturday.
Contact Marjy Duncan for more information.
Conference T-shirts may be purchased at the Registration Desk
for $15.00 for short sleeve and $22.50 for long sleeve. They
may also be purchased in advance on your conference registration
form. This year’s design is by Cheyenne-Arapaho artist
Gordon Yellowman and is a truly beautiful work of art.
The traditional Early Bird Party will be held on Wednesday,
October 14 from 7:00 PM to 12:00 AM. Free food and beer will
be available as well as a cash bar.
Address, Awards and Dance
A cash bar beginning at 5:00 PM Friday, October 15 will precede
the banquet at 7:00. The banquet speaker is Harvey
Pratt. Following the speaker will be the traditional Plains
Conference awards and recognitions. Next up will be a lively
performance by Norman’s own Cross Timbers Ramblers for
your musical and dancing pleasure.
The Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History will be our
host for a Thursday night reception and tour of the museum.
Beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres will be served. If you
didn’t get to see the museum when the conference was
in Oklahoma City in 2002, here’s your chance!
and Business Meetings
The annual business meeting will be held at 5:00 PM on Thursday,
October 15, followed immediately by a meeting of the PAS Board
of Directors. An additional Board meeting is TBA.
An extra-special treat! A post-conference field trip is planned
for Saturday afternoon through Sunday evening. You will journey
to some of the most important Paleo-indian sites in the Southern
Plains under the guidance of the inestimable if somewhat twisted,
Dr. Leland Bement. Some of you may even make it back! Stops
include the Cooper Folsom bison kill, the Jake Bluff Folsom/Clovis
site and the Bull Creek drainage which features some of the
best paleo-environmental records in the Southern Plains. Don’t
miss this one! Participation is limited. Contact Lelend C.
Bement, 405 325-7211, or email email@example.com
for more information.
J. Buehler, firstname.lastname@example.org
snail mail at:
Oklahoma Archeological Survey
111 East Chesapeake
Norman, OK 73019