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Upcoming events

    • 02/07/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • GoToWebinar
    • 190

    With all of the changes that the 2022 election brought to Washington, DC, what can you expect this year on the issues important to CRM?

    Find out on Tuesday, February 7, at 2:00pm EST for The 2023 Outlook for CRM in Washington. This webinar will explore the current legislative and regulatory environment, the outlook for the year, and ACRA’s 2023 government relations priorities.

    You will also learn how to make a direct impact on the issues you care about the most. From engaging policymakers to communicating your message effectively, you will come away with the skills you need for advocating for your business, your family, and your community.

    This webinar is FREE for ACRA members and available to non-members for $15. Spaces are limited – register NOW to reserve your spot!

    Note: This webinar will occur in Eastern Time.

    • 02/08/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • Virtual

    Register for this webinar here.

    Join the Conversation about the Future of Cultural Resource Management Archaeology in the United States

    You are invited to help define the topics that will contour the future of cultural resource management (CRM) archaeology in the United States.

    In 1974, cultural resource management legislation spurred the organization of a conference at the Airlie House retreat in Warrenton, Virginia. Published in 1977, the report from the conference helped shape federal archaeology and cultural resource management over the next four decades. But the world is rapidly changing, and archaeology needs to convene a new Airlie House-like conference in order to address such issues as improving engagement and partnerships with descendant communities, climate change impacts, decolonizing archaeology, and academic training that supports and advances compliance with our nation’s historic preservation laws.

    Please provide advice about the topics that should be discussed at such a workshop. You may have already participated in the October 2022 survey on an initial list of topics; thank you for sharing your thoughts. As further outreach, the SAA will host an online Zoom webinar on February 8, 2023. And as a third conduit for information, if you are coming to the SAA 88th Annual Meeting in Portland, you can also join our in-person conversation on Thursday, March 30: “Back to the Future: The National Historic Preservation Act and the SAA/NPS Airlie House Seminars Revisited.”

    Online Zoom Webinar
    Date: February 8, 2023
    Time: 2:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Eastern
    Register: Webinar Registration
    Content: The digital conversation about workshop topics will review the impact that Airlie House had on the profession, outline the results of a recent survey on priority topics, and open the floor for conversation about missing or additional workshop topics.

    You do not need to be an SAA member to register. Registration will close on February 6. Registrants will receive an email on February 7 with a link to the webinar.

    You may forward this email to any relevant lists, but please only register once for the Zoom webinar as registration is limited to the first 300 registrants. The webinar will be recorded and posted after February 8, 2023, in case you cannot make the online event.

    To facilitate the online discussion, the survey results from October 2022 are posted online here. Once received, interviews from original Airlie House workshop attendees will also be posted on this page, as will the recording from the February online conversation.

    Please help shape the conversation about the future of archaeology in the United States.

    • 02/15/2023
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Virtual

    Register for this webinar here.

    Black Heritage Resources: Why They Matter

    When: February 15, 2023 3:00-4:30 PM ET

    Duration: 1 hours

    Certification: RPA certification pending


    Individual Registration: Free to SAA members; $30 for non-members

    Group Registration: Free to SAA members; $30 for non-members

    Black Heritage Resources: Why They Matter on February 15 will discuss the findings and recommendations of the Black Heritage Resources Task Force. The Task Force was organized in 2020 and had two goals. The first was to compile and analyze data on SHPO practices with respect to identifying and managing Black cultural resources, implementing diversity initiatives, and consulting with Black stakeholders. The second goal was to provide recommendations to SHPOs on ways to strengthen and improve their objectives, practices, and endeavors related to racial diversity and inclusion. The Task Force was a collaboration between the Society of Black Archaeologists (SBA), the American Cultural Resources Association (ACRA), the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA), and the Society for American Archaeology (SAA). Task Force members belonged to one or more of these organizations and were archaeologists who work or have worked in cultural resource management (CRM), academe, or in a State Historic Preservation Office.

    The majority of this session will be a discussion. It is open for attendees to ask questions and for the panelists to receive input on the findings and recommendations of the Task Force. Read more and register on the SAA website.

    Sponsored by the Black Heritage Resources Task Force. 15% of each non-member registration will be donated to SAA's Student Excellence in Archaeology Scholarship, which is designed to increase recruitment and retention of under represented students in archaeology. The remainder of the fee is used to keep SAA's Continuing Education program running.

    • 03/16/2023
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
    • GotoWebinar
    • 245

    Professional archaeologists have ethical, legal, and contractual obligations to curate the materials recovered duringcultural resource management investigations. Curation of artifacts and project records at a qualified museum or repositoryensures the long-term preservation of these materials and makes them accessible for research and public education.

    Despite the importance of professional curation, archaeological repositories often encounter CRM projects in which thecuration process was delayed, neglected, and/or under-funded due to a lack of knowledge and poor planning for curationrequirements. Instead, CRM professionals can better meet their ethical, legal, and contractual obligations to curate byconsidering curation preparation during all stages of a CRM project.

    This 1 hour course offers an introduction to the principles of curation for CRM professionals from the perspective of acertified archaeological repository. The learning objectives of this course are:

    • To understand the ethical and legal importance of curation for CRM projects
    • To introduce the types of curation facilities available to CRM professionals
    • To provide guidance for curation planning and budgeting
    • To provide an overview of the curation process
    • To review common curation submittal requirements at a sampling of facilities across the US
    • To introduce the principles of artifact and records preservation, including common types of archival-grade storagematerials and labeling methods

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time


    Kelsie Hart

    The expert provider for this course is Kelsie Hart, a curation professional with over 5 years experience working in museums and archaeological repositories in California, Utah, and Texas. Kelsie holds a bachelor's degree in anthropology from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in anthropology from California State University, Chico. Kelsie currently serves as the Collections Manager for the Center for Archaeological Studies, a certified curatorial facility at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas.

Past events

01/26/2023 ACRA Webinar: Surveys: Are They Going to the Dogs?
12/08/2022 ACRA Webinar: Planning for Successful Section 106 Agreements
12/01/2022 NON-ACRA EVENT: SAA Webinar - Illuminating Marginalized Stories from the Jim Crow Era in Historic Preservation
11/15/2022 ACRA Hot Topics Series: Addressing Diversity and Inclusion in Hiring Practices & Current Labor Market
11/01/2022 NON-ACRA EVENT: PastForward Online 2022
10/12/2022 NON-ACRA EVENT: Satellite Summit 2022
10/06/2022 ACRA Webinar: Alternative Mitigations: Let’s Continue the Discussion
09/21/2022 2022 Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX
08/04/2022 ACRA Webinar: Identifying and Mitigating Sexual Harassment in CRM
08/03/2022 ACRA Hot Topics Series: Secretary of Interior Standards & Labor Market
07/25/2022 Women Leaders in CRM Interest Call
07/13/2022 ACRA-Corps Listening Session
06/23/2022 ACRA Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Section 106 Mitigation
06/08/2022 ACRA Hot Topics Series: Labor Issues in the CRM Industry
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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