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.
2020 Annual Gathering & AGM
To help limit the transmission of COVID-19, the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society has decided to cancel our 57th Annual Gathering in Kindersley from April 17-19 and postpone our 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. All Annual Gathering registrations will be fully refunded. If you have already booked hotel rooms in Kindersley, please contact your hotel directly to cancel. Information regarding the Annual General Meeting will be announced in the coming weeks.
To read the full statement please visit the SAS homepage.
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!
**SAS Programs Refund Policy:
The SAS board recently approved the following refund policy.
For payment of programs and services:
• If a participant cancels before the deadline, they will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee.
• If a participant cancels after the deadline but more than seven (7) days prior to event, they will receive a 50% refund and donation receipt for the other 50%.
• If a participant cancels within seven (7) days of the event, there will be no refund, but a donation receipt can be issued for the amount paid.
• If a participant does not give notice, and does not attend the event (i.e., a no show), no refund will be given.
Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
In circumstances where the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society has to cancel an event, full refunds will be given.