2024 Annual Meeting Registration-Jefferson City, March 22-24



Meeting activities will include:

Welcome Reception

Join us in our Hospitality Room for an informal Friday evening reception hosted by the Pomme de Terre Chapter and the Kansas City Archaeological Society with beverages, hors d’oeuvres and then some, and plenty of socializing. The hospitality room will also be open Saturday evening after the banquet for dessert and more socializing.

Presentations and Exhibits
Speaking and poster presentations about a variety of archaeological topics will be given Saturday.

Attendees and chapters are encouraged to bring artifact displays and exhibits. Exhibit topics might include artifacts, research presentations, posters, etc. Table space is also available at no charge for those who might have books, reproductions, or other archaeology-related items to display or sell (no artifact sales or trades).

Publications and Apparel Sale and Silent Auction
MAS publications and apparel will be available. Other booksellers will also be present.

Books, art, collectibles, and other items will be available at the silent auction. Please contact the MAS office if you would like to donate items for the auction. Donations are tax deductible. Silent Auction proceeds support Missouri Archaeology Month activities such as the poster and Fall Symposium.

Do you have artifacts that you have always wanted to know more about?
Bring them to this Saturday-afternoon workshop for identification by professional archaeologists Neal  Lopinot (Society Secretary Emeritus and Director Emeritus, Center for Archaeological Research, Missouri State University), Jack Ray (Assistant Directer Emeritus, Center for Archaeological Research, Missouri State University and author of the Projectile Point Guide for Portions of Missouri and Adjacent States), and Bob Reeder (Society President and Archaeologist Emeritus, Missouri Department of Transportation).

Banquet and Koch Lecture
The Saturday banquet dinner will be a choice of Portobello Mushroom Steak or Chicken Cordon Bleu served with salad and sides and dessert. A vegetarian option will also be available.
The 2024 Koch Lecturer is Dr. Kelly Graf who will present Siberia, Beringia, and the Peopling of the Americas. You do not have to purchase a banquet ticket in order to attend this presentation. We will also have door prizes to give away at the banquet.

Sunday Field Trip
Tour of Missouri State Capital
Tour the Missouri State Capitol from the first floor to the top of the dome! The tour will highlight the art, architecture, and history of the Capitol. The dome portion of the tour requires climbing several flights of stairs, so wear comfortable shoes. Tour attendees can also explore the Missouri State Museum.
There is no charge for the museum admission. The tour will be at 10 a.m.

Venue: Capital Plaza Hotel

The Capital Plaza is located in historic downtown Jefferson City near the capital building, governor’s mansion, and other destinations. Capital Plaza amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, and onsite restaurant. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, cable, and wi-fi.

Special MAS group rates will be $96/night, plus tax. This rate includes a hot breakfast.
In order to receive the reduced rate, mention that you need a room in the Society’s room block when making the reservation. Rooms may also be booked online at https://reservations.travelclick.com/13414?groupID=4006095. A block of 50 rooms will be held for our attendees at the reduced rate until February 21. Availability beyond that room block may be limited.
The hotel is waiving the resort fee for our guests, please inspect your receipt at check-in to make sure that you were not charged this fee.

Capital Plaza
415 W. McCarty St.
Jefferson City, MO 65101