Each spring, the SCA holds a 3-4 day annual meeting. Even if you don’t present a paper or a poster (which many students do), attending an Annual Meeting is a great way to hear about the latest discoveries in California archaeology, meet professors, make job contacts, and socialize with a dynamic group of people interested in California archaeology. Optional social events include a Wine and Beer Tasting Silent Auction and the SCA Awards Banquet.
Students (and all members) are welcomed and urged to attend the SCA’s Open Business Meeting held during the Annual Meeting. The Business Meeting provides an opportunity for members to learn more about the organization and to have their voices heard when the floor is open to comment. The SCA Awards Banquet, which traditionally takes place on Saturday night during the Annual Meeting, consists of an awards supper followed by a presentation by a keynote speaker. Even if you don’t attend the Banquet (for which there is a charge), the doors open around 8 pm for all to enjoy the keynote speaker’s address for free.