The Annual Gathering and Annual General Meeting has been in operation since 1963. It provides an opportunity for members to gather and fulfill the business obligations of the society, to become informed on new developments in archaeology, and to socialize.
The challenge facing any organization is to accomplish the business requirements but, at the same time, provide programming to attract member and general public attendance. Holding the Gathering in different locations eventually provides all members with equal ease of access. There are speakers, workshops, and other events on the program to inspire and encourage members to continue their invaluable support for the SAS.
The Annual General Meeting and Conference is traditionally held the last weekend in April.
Since 2015, the SAS has offered the Keith Lewis Memorial Student Presentation Award to both a graduate and undergraduate student. For more information on the award and to view the past recipients, click here.
2023 Annual Gathering and AGM
The Annual General Meeting was held via Zoom on April 19, 2023. A joint Annual Gathering with the Bodo Archaeological Society, and the Archaeological Society of Alberta was held in Bodo, AB from April 27-30, 2022. A reception was held at the Provost & District Museum on Thursday night, drawing and sash making workshops were held Friday evening, two full days of presentations occurred Friday and Saturday, and a tour to the Treaty 6 Cairn at Sounding Lake took place on Sunday. The banquet was held on Saturday evening with Dr. Tim Panas as the keynote speaker.
2022 Annual Gathering and AGM
The 2022 Annual Gathering and AGM was held in Kindersley from April 8-10, 2022! On Friday, April 8, there was a public reception at the Kindersley & District Plains Museum, a full day of presentations and our AGM on Saturday (April 9) at the Canalta Hotel, and a tour of the Ancient Echoes Interpretive Centre on Sunday (April 10). Kim Soo Goodtrack was our keynote speaker and Ted Douglas received the William A. Marjerrison Award.
2021 Annual Gathering
The SAS joined forces with the Archaeology and Anthropology Students Association in the Department of Archaeology & Anthropology at the University of Saskatchewan for the virtual 2021 APALA Conference & SAS Annual Gathering. A list of presentations and presenters is available here.
We also hosted an online panel discussion: COVID-19 & SK Heritage Organizations – A Panel Discussion – Available via YouTube.
Our 2021 Annual General Meeting was held online on April 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm via Zoom. The AGM was followed by a presentation by Joseph Naytowhow.
2020 Annual Gathering
To help limit the transmission of COVID-19, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society decided to cancel the 57th Annual Gathering in Kindersley from April 17-19 and postpone the Annual General Meeting. This decision was not made lightly, but we feel it is in the best interests of our members and attendees to take this step in helping to contain the spread of the Novel Coronavirus.
The 57th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held online via Zoom video conferencing on September 26th, 2020.
2019 Annual Gathering
The 56th Annual Gathering was held in Denare Beach, Saskatchewan with the Manitoba Archaeological Society from September 20th to 22nd, 2019! To see the program from the 2019 conference, click here!
The SAS held their AGM separately from the Annual Gathering on Saturday, April 27th in Davidson, SK.
2018 Annual Gathering
The 55th Annual Gathering was held at the Treaty 4 Governance Centre in Fort Qu’Appelle from April 27th – 29th, 2018. To see the program from the 2018 conference, click here.
2017 Annual Gathering
The 2017 Annual Gathering was held in April 27th to 30th in conjunction with the Archaeological Society of Alberta at The Resort at Cypress Hills. Visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for pictures from the conference. To see the program from our joint conference, click here.
2016 Annual Gathering
The 2016 Annual Gathering was held in Saskatoon from April 29th to May 1st at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. Click the following link to see the program: 53rd Annual Gathering Conference Program. To see pictures from the event, check out our photos on our Facebook page.
If you would like to read more about what Dr. James Daschuk talked about as part of his keynote address, check out these articles that he allowed us to post:
Congratulations to Alice and Jack Trusty on receiving an Honourary Life Member Award for all their volunteer work with our Society!
2015 Annual Gathering
Our 52nd Annual Gathering was held in Moosomin from April 24-26, 2015. Click the following link to see the program: 52nd Annual Conference Program
2014 Annual Gathering
The 51st Annual Gathering was held in North Battleford from April 11-13, 2014.
Click the following link to see the program: 51st Annual Conference Program
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS IN 2013!
The SAS celebrated 50 years of advocacy and public education in Regina on April 25-28, 2013. We returned to the site of the first SAS conference in 1963! Special features included two days of presentations on exciting new research in the province, a banquet with a keynote address by Dr. Ian Dyck, a tour to the Royal Saskatchewan Museum Annex, cowboy poetry, and much, much more!
Other Annual Gathering highlights included a special presentation to our 50-year members, anniversary pin awards, special anniversary merchandise, the unveiling of our 50th Anniversary history book, the announcement of our 50 geocache project and a paper session in honour of Dr. David Meyer!
To view the Program, click here!