Hello! I hope this post finds you all doing well and staying healthy and happy during this unprecedented time of challenges as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 GBAC organizers, chair Daron Duke and his team, and the GBAA Board have been hoping and waiting, waiting and hoping, but we cannot wait any longer and we finally worked out arrangements with the conference facility. So, I am sure this is a message you all expected and have been waiting for and it’s no shocker that the 2020 GBAC has been canceled due to the pandemic, or as I like to say postponed to October 13-16, 2021. So, plan for 2021 and let’s make it one of the best conferences ever. I know we are all going to need a good soiree and a time of gathering and community. Information for the 2021 GBAC will be posted on the website as it develops.
The COVID-19 situation has necessitated a delay in making on-line conference registration available, but we do realize that some attendees need to know the registration fees for planning purposes.
37th GBAC October 14-17, 2020 We are excited to invite you to the 37th Great Basin Anthropological Conference this October at the world-famous Flamingo Hotel on the Las Vegas Strip. For 70 years, Flamingo Las Vegas has set the trend for Las Vegas style. This is where The Strip began, and though much has changed since then, the Flamingo’s vibrancy and allure remain. If you want food by top celebrity chefs, Vegas has got it. If you like entertainers, top acts are playing. And don’t forget the art and history museums. Use the Caesars Experience Vegas guide to choose your favorite and make reservations. Come to the conference but do so much more. Traveling to (and around) Las Vegas is easy. Each day at McCarran International Airport, nearly 1,000 inbound and outbound flights provide nonstop service from more than 130 U.S. and international cities. The airport is centrally located and easy to access. With many transport options, including shuttles, taxis, ride shares, and public transportation, traveling to and from the conference will be a breeze.
The Great Basin Anthropology Association (GBAA) is proud to announce Student Poster Awards as part of the biennial Great Basin Anthropological Conference (GBAC). The first awards were made at the Las Vegas meetings in 2006. This award seeks to recognize the top three outstanding contributions of student research at a GBAC meeting. All student members of the GBAA are eligible and encouraged to participate. Posters will be reviewed by a committee of at least 3 GBAA committee members appointed by the GBAA Officers. Evaluation criteria will include the: originality and relevance of the research. quality of the arguments presented. quality of the visual presentation. The research presented must reflect the applicant’s work and not that of an advisor. There will be three awardees selected. The first-place prize winner will receive a $300.00 cash prize, second place winner will receive $200.00 and third place $100.00. In case of a tie, funds will be distributed equally to awardees. Posters authored by more than one student may be submitted; the award will be presented to the primary author. The winners of the contest will be announced at the Banquet.
Consider serving on the Great Basin Anthropological Association Board of Directors (GBAA). In 2020, GBAA will be seating four new Board members, including the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Member at Large positions. Please serve the GBAA by submitting a brief letter of interest indicating what position(s) you are interested in and why you want to serve. Elections will be held at the 2020 GBAC in Las Vegas, NV. Please submit your letter of interest to:F. Kirk Halford, GBAA President, at: email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org mail to:F. Kirk HalfordDeputy Preservation Officer/State ArchaeologistBureau of Land Management, Idaho State Office1387 S Vinnell WayBoise, ID 83709 For details on the GBAA, please visit: https://greatbasinanthropologicalassociation.org/about-gbaa/