2020 Annual Meeting—Save the Date!

Thursday, March 12 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Riverside Convention Center
3637 Fifth Street
Riverside, California 92501

Prepare to Submit! Submission System will Open in Mid-October

The SCA seeks submissions of symposia, forums, and contributed papers or posters for the 2020 Annual Meeting. Guidelines for submissions can be found in the Meetings section of the SCA Website at https://scahome.org/sca-annual-meeting/sca-annual-meeting-submission-guidelines/.Please review the guidelines prior to submitting your abstracts. The submission system will open in mid-October; the deadline for submissions is Friday, November 15, 2019.

If you have questions about, or anticipate special needs for, a symposium, forum, or workshop you intend to propose, please contact Program Chair Michael Bever at 2020_Program_Chair@nullscahome.org.

The Venue

The 2020 Annual Meeting will be held at the Riverside Convention Center, March 12-15, 2020. We have negotiated room blocks at the historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa ($169) and the Riverside Marriott ($149), both just a few minutes’ walk from the Convention Center, nestled into the heart of the Historic Downtown District, with its artisan restaurants, craft breweries, and unique boutique shopping.

The Mission Inn is a truly special location. Built in 1876, the hotel is listed in the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. This charming hotel boasts “one-of-a-kind architecture including awe-inspiring archways and flying buttresses, secluded garden oases, and soaring domes and towers,” with “opulent rooms that transport guests to California’s foregone eras” (https://www.missioninn.com/about-en.html#historyLink). Two walking tours of the hotel will be offered on Sunday, March 15, for those wishing to explore areas of the Inn that are not available to the general public. There are several restaurants and bars on-site, including the Las Campanas Tequila Bar and Restaurant, The Sushi Bar, Duane’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, the Mission Inn Restaurant, Bella Trattoria, and the famous Presidential Lounge. A few blocks from the Inn is a variety of spots, including Heroes Restaurant and Brewery, The Salted Pig, and Prohibition Whiskey Lounge and Kitchen. The recently remodeled Marriott is just feet away from the convention center and also offers an on-site restaurant and bar.

The convention center itself has been named one of the top three best centers in California two years in a row. The center offers wide and beautiful upper and lower concourses that are easy to navigate and have plenty of space for meetings and events, and offers amenities such as a mothers’ room with lockable storage, privacy, and refrigeration. And yes, the Women in California Archaeology Committee is once again bringing childcare to the meeting! The convention center also has a green initiative, which is their commitment to the environment. This consists of recycling, individual room temperature control, and water refill stations.

Meeting registration will open in mid-October 2019. Stay tuned for instructions, news, and updates; the 2020 team is just getting rolling!

The Mission Inn in Riverside. Image available at https://www.missioninn.com/about-en.html#historyLink, used with permission.