Upcoming events

    • 06/08/2022
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

    Join us on Wednesday, June 8 for the first of our new Hot Topics series, which will give CRM practitioners the opportunity to participate in discussions and problem-solving for pressing issues facing the industry. The topic of this first session will be labor issues in CRM.

    While there is no formal presentation, each session will be moderated by a discussion leader to ensure all viewpoints are represented and all who wish to have the chance to have their voice heard. The discussion leader for this session is Shawn Patch of New South Associates. 

    All employees of ACRA member firms are welcome to join. The ACRA Hot Topics series is only open to ACRA members at this time. There may be opportunities for non-members to participate in future sessions.

    Simply sign up here and we will send you a link to join the discussion!

    • 06/23/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Large-scale federal projects and their effects to historic landscapes are challenging Section 106 participants to look beyond tried-and-true mitigation approaches. Consider ways to develop innovative ideas for resolving adverse effects in the consultation process during this webinar with Program Analyst Rachael Mangum and BLM Liaison/Program Analyst Bill Marzella. The session will highlight examples of big picture mitigation strategies that focus on project-scale outcomes. Participants will have an opportunity to apply their own creativity to a situation that begs for something beyond the typical historical documentation approach.

    While we presented a similar session in 2018, this webinar has been significantly updated, so even past registrants will get new information!

    This webinar was designed and developed by the President's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, which is an independent federal agency that promotes the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation's historic resources, and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time


    Rachael Mangum

    Bill Marzella

    • 08/04/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    Sexual harassment has been increasingly recognized as an ongoing issue in archaeology that results in harmful field practices and decreased participation of women, particularly in leadership positions, in the field. This seminar will teach participants how to identify and mitigate sexual harassment in CRM, to decrease its prevalence and improve the safety of the field.

    This webinar will allow ACRA members to meet the association’s code of ethics and professional conduct by making them aware of the prevalence of sexual harassment, the ways sexual harassment occurs, and best practices to decrease incidents of harassment. By the conclusion of the webinar, participants will be able to identify what constitutes sexual harassment, identify its prevalence in the field, identify the contexts in which sexual harassment occurs, and its effects on the field, and recognize the importance of creating codes of conduct and reporting mechanisms to ensure individual safety. Participants’ mastery will be assessed during an informal Q&A following the session. Both presenters are members of RPA.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time


    Sarah Herr, Ph.D. & Maureen Meyers, Ph.D.

    Dr. Meyers oversaw the Southeastern Archaeological Conference Survey on Sexual Harassment and Assault (Meyers et al. 2015; Meyers et al. 2018). Dr. Herr oversaw the ACRA Survey on Sexual Harassment and Assault. Both are recognized as leading experts on the topic in archaeology. Dr. Meyers has previously presented results of this work at regional and national conferences and in an SAA webinar. Dr. Herr has presented her work at multiple national conferences. Both surveys were sanctioned by their respective organizations.

    • 09/15/2022
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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    As infrastructure improvements increase and the CRM industry continues to grow, we as cultural resource practitioners need to be more willing to consider alternative options as a way to approach resources requiring a mitigation-level effort. With increased interest in exploring this avenue in the last few years, there needs to be more concerted efforts in our approaches. This webinar provides the opportunity to not only hear from a panel of professionals with experience on this topic but also allows for an immersive discussion on alternative mitigation strategies, experiences, obstacles, and concerns. This will allow for participants to walk away from this webinar with ideas and strategies to be used in future projects.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time


    Lynne Sebastian, Ph.D.

    Lynne is a retired Historic Preservation consultant and Southwestern archaeologist. In her long career she served as New Mexico State Archaeologist, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer, and State Historic Preservation Officer. For the last 24 years before her retirement from the SRI Foundation, she taught continuing professional education courses on compliance with federal preservation laws and served as a consultant for federal and state agencies, Native American tribes, CRM firms, and private industries. She is a past president of the Society for American Archaeology and of the Register of Professional Archaeologist. In 2013 she was appointed by President Obama to serve as an expert member of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

    David Clarke, M.A.

    David is the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Federal Preservation Officer (FPO). As the FPO, he has agency-wide authority on FHWA’s compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act. He has an M.A. and B.A. in the field of anthropology with a specialization in archaeology. David has over 20 years of experience with Historic Preservation, NEPA, Section 4(f), and Tribal Consultation in the public and private sectors.

    Samantha Henderson, M.A.

    Samantha Henderson is a Project Review Archaeologist at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. In her role at DHR, she serves as a lead reviewer for numerous Federal Section 106 compliance reviews and State compliance projects. Samantha has been practicing archaeology in Virginia for over 10 years. She completed her undergraduate study at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and received her Master’s degree in Historical Archaeology from University of Massachusetts Boston. She also conducts independent research in paleoethnobotany and the analysis of macrobotanical remains from historic plantation sites.

    • 09/21/2022
    • 09/25/2022
    • San Antonio, TX

    Our 28th annual conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas from September 21‒25, 2022. This year’s conference theme — CRM: Bridging Agencies, Industries, and the Community — highlights the important role CRM firms fill, from helping clients successfully navigate established processes to ensuring that the voices of community members are heard. This ideology is particularly true in our host city as San Antonio has deep connections to heritage tourism and the inclusion of the public in CRM work. Our host firm is Terracon, Inc

    Information about booking your hotel, add-on events, and other details are available at our Conference Page.

    ACRA members and members of firms that have already purchased one registration are eligible for further discounts. As a special thank you to ACRA members, we have increased the member discount to $100 below standard registration rates. Register today!

    Rooms are available at The Menger Hotel for the special conference rate of $159.00/night. Click here to book online.

    For questions on the conference contact Conference Chair Bonnie Gibson.

Past events

05/12/2022 ACRA Webinar: Nuts and Bolts of SCA
05/02/2022 ACRA 2022 Virtual Hill Week
04/14/2022 ACRA Webinar: Bones: Isotopes in Dating, Diets and Migration Studies
03/09/2022 The 2022 Outlook for CRM in Washington
01/21/2022 ACRA Small Business Mastermind Group #2
12/09/2021 ACRA Webinar: Documentation and e106
10/14/2021 ACRA Webinar: Storytelling in CRM: Moving Beyond Producing Gray Literature
09/08/2021 2021 Annual Conference in Old Town Alexandria, VA
08/12/2021 ACRA Webinar: Technical Editing for CRM
07/22/2021 ACRA Webinar: Reframing Public Outreach: Addressing Historically Underrepresented Communities in CRM
06/10/2021 ACRA Webinar: Section 110(k) and Section 106: Responding to Anticipatory Demolition Concerns
05/18/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: Women in STEM Happy Hour @ NAEP Conference
05/13/2021 ACRA Webinar: Radiocarbon Dating Basics
05/12/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
04/19/2021 2021 CRM Virtual Advocacy Week
04/08/2021 ACRA Webinar: A Digital Marketing Primer
02/20/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: The Dennis Farm Annual Forum - Fostering Racial Understanding
02/04/2021 Legislation & Policy: What CRM Can Expect in 2021
01/28/2021 ACRA Webinar: A, B, C, easy as 1, 2, 3: Evaluating Archaeological and Tribal Resources Under the “Other” National Register Criteria
01/20/2021 NON-ACRA EVENT: West 67th Street Artists' Colony
12/10/2020 ACRA Webinar: So you think you need a PA…
11/19/2020 “Modernizing” the NEPA Process or Returning to the Stone Age? Integrating New Definitions for Key Language in the NEPA–Section 106 Process
11/18/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: Examining the Role of Diversity and Inclusion in Arizona Archaeology
11/12/2020 ACRA Webinar: Aerial Archaeology, Then and Now
10/22/2020 ACRA Webinar: Technical Writing for CRM: Developing More Efficient Communication
10/20/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
09/24/2020 Virtual 2020 ACRA Annual Conference
08/13/2020 ACRA Webinar: Data Preservation and Access in the Digital Age of CRM
07/16/2020 ACRA Webinar: Emerging Technology for Heritage Management & Section 106 Compliance
06/15/2020 NON-ACRA EVENT: WSU Archaeological Field School 2020
06/11/2020 ACRA Webinar: Resolving Disputes in Section 106
05/28/2020 ACRA Webinar: CRM Health and Safety Programs in the 21st Century
05/20/2020 ACRA Healthcare Program Informational Webinar
05/04/2020 CANCELED: 2020 CRM Day on the Hill
04/30/2020 ACRA Webinar: Safety and Human Resources for CRM During COVID-19
02/20/2020 Harnessing the Power of the People in NEPA and Section 106 Compliance: An ACRA and NAEP Webinar
12/05/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meeting the Reasonable and Good Faith Identification Standard in Section 106 Review
10/24/2019 2019 Annual Conference in Spokane, WA
10/10/2019 ACRA Webinar: Forecasting 101
09/26/2019 ACRA Webinar: Acquisition v. Retention: Strengthening the Firm-Client Relationship
09/05/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Case Law Update
07/25/2019 ACRA Webinar: Meetings for a Healthy Organization
07/25/2019 NAEP Webinar (non-ACRA event): NEPA Legislative Update with Ted Boling/CEQ
06/20/2019 ACRA Webinar: Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
05/22/2019 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
05/16/2019 2019 CRM Day on the Hill
05/09/2019 ACRA Webinar: Accounting Basics
04/03/2019 CRM Day on the Hill: What to Expect
03/21/2019 ACRA Webinar: The Art of Negotiation and Conflict Management
01/24/2019 ACRA Webinar: Advocacy Skills for All Levels
12/06/2018 ACRA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
11/15/2018 ACRA Webinar: What the 2018 Election Results Mean for CRM
10/25/2018 ACRA Webinar: Geophysical Survey for Cultural Resource Management Archaeology
09/06/2018 2018 Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio
08/16/2018 ACRA Webinar: Communications Skills for All
07/26/2018 ACRA Webinar: Ethnography Basics
06/14/2018 ACRA Webinar: Planning to Involve the Public in Section 106
05/23/2018 NON-ACRA EVENT: Suquamish Tribe's Cultural Resource Protection Summit
03/22/2018 ACRA Webinar: Digital Data Management and Curation for CRM Professionals
01/17/2018 FREE WEBINAR -- Preservation in the Trump Era: What Will Year 2 Bring?
12/06/2017 Proposals due for ACRA Continuing Education Presenters
11/02/2017 OLO: Secrets Revealed: Why CRM Sales Efforts Aren’t Effective…and How You Can Change this at Your Firm
10/20/2017 OLO: Hosting a Successful Internship Program
10/04/2017 OLO: Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/02/2017 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/19/2017 OLO: Indigenous Stone Features and Landscapes of the Northeast
09/07/2017 2017 Annual Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
07/12/2017 Beyond Profit: Increase Value and Create a Sustainable Firm
05/18/2017 The California Environmental Quality Act: What Cultural Resource Managers Should Know about the Fundamental Process and Larger Context
04/13/2017 Occupational Wellness Among U.S. Archaeologists: A Special Preview of Study Results
02/21/2017 How to Make a Project Budget for CRM Professionals
02/10/2017 Advocacy Strategy Session (Members Only)
01/26/2017 How to Write a Great Proposal
11/28/2016 The CRM Industry in the Age of Trump
10/20/2016 Section 106 Review for Planners and CRM Professionals
10/20/2016 Cultural Resources Law: Consulting with Tribes on Energy Projects
09/15/2016 2016 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, California
07/28/2016 Making Your Voice Heard in Election Season



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