Upcoming events

    • 04/19/2021
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    • 04/23/2021
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    SAVE THE DATE!
    CRM Virtual Advocacy Week
    April 19-23

    The ongoing pandemic has changed how America operates in many ways - including how to make your voice heard on Capitol Hill. Congressional offices now heavily utilize video conferencing to connect with constituents. This means that you don't have to travel to DC just to make your voice heard!

    Join ACRA the week of April 19 for the very first CRM Virtual Advocacy Week! We’ll be meeting with Senators and Representatives to discuss issues important to the CRM industry. 

    ACRA will arrange your meetings and provide training beforehand. Together with fellow ACRA members, you will talk with Members of Congress and their staff about the most pressing CRM concerns. Meetings will be scheduled throughout the week to accommodate your schedule and those of congressional offices.

    We are still planning an in-person advocacy day as a part of the 2021 conference in Alexandria (pandemic permitting), but this offers an opportunity for more of you to make a difference for your industry and community. 

    Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to influence preservation policy at the national level. Just because you can't make it to DC doesn't mean that you can't make an impact - join us for 2021 CRM Virtual Advocacy Week!

    • 05/12/2021
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    • 05/13/2021
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    • Virtual

    Register for the 14th Annual Cultural Resource Protection Summit here!


    • 05/13/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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    Based in Miami, Florida, Beta Analytic’s laboratory has been providing radiocarbon dates since 1979. This presentation will give an introduction to radiocarbon dating with a focus on what radiocarbon dating is and how it can be used. This includes a discussion on radiocarbon production in the atmosphere and integration into biological matter, carbon-14 variability in the recent past due to anthropogenic influences and the deep past due to solar cycles, and variability in dating uncertainty due to wiggles within the radiocarbon curve.

    The presentation will discuss types of organisms and artefacts that can be dated using radiocarbon. Furthermore, there will be a focus on how radiocarbon is measured using Accelerator Mass Spectrometry and how that data can be used. Lastly, attendees will learn about recommendations on how to best select and prepare samples for radiocarbon dating.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    Presenter

    Maren Pauly, Beta Analytic, Account Manager

    Maren Pauly is a paleoclimatologist who undertook her PhD in Natural Sciences at the Freie Universität Berlin and previously completed her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She has research experience reconstructing climate from modern corals and subfossil tree-rings, in addition to Late Glacial radiocarbon calibration. She is currently working at Beta Analytic, providing technical support to clients in Scandinavia, while lecturing part-time at Bath Spa University.

    • 06/10/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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    • 244
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    Section 110(k) of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) prohibits a federal agency from granting a loan, loan guarantee, permit, license, or other assistance to an applicant who, with intent to avoid the requirements of Section 106, intentionally significantly adversely affected a historic property to which the grant would relate, or having legal power to prevent it, has allowed such significant adverse effect to occur, prior to a Section 106 review.  The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation is back for another webinar focusing on concerns surrounding anticipatory demolition.

    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

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    TBA

    • 07/22/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
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    • 241
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    Preservation and the CRM industry should be finding ways to address inherent bias against historically underrepresented communities, especially as it relates to identifying and evaluating properties in the built environment and historical archaeological resources.

    Frequently used research and outreach methods that CRM practitioners employ often do not effectively consider or reach underrepresented communities. Why is this? What are we missing? How can we do better? This webinar will provide strategies to answer these questions and more.

    Speakers will discuss provide case studies in which outreach is reframed to successfully consider the history and culture of historically underrepresented communities. Discussion will come from a panel representing a variety of lenses – academic field schools, not-for-profit preservation organizations, and CRM practitioners.

    This webinar will be the first in a series hosted by ACRA that explores effectively addressing historically underrepresented communities in historic preservation during regulatory processes and how to identify these communities and to engage in a meaningful manner.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand strategies for the identification of historically underrepresented communities within a project area during the scoping process.
    • Understand the barriers for reaching historically underrepresented communities to engage within the regulatory process.
    • Understand how to creatively work within the existing regulatory environment to engage underrepresented communities to initiate public involvement in regulatory processes.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    Presenters

    Arijit Sen, Associate Professor, Urban Studies Program and the Department of Architecture, University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee.

    Anne Lindsay, Director of the Public History Program, Department of History, California State University, Sacramento.

    Leslie Canaan, Senior Field Officer at National Trust for Historic Preservation.

    Sebastian Renfield, Senior Architectural Historian, Mead & Hunt, Inc.

    (Richard Mitchell, AICP, Practice Leader/Senior Historian with Mead & Hunt, Inc. will serve as the moderator.)

    • 08/12/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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    • 244
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    Last year we presented a webinar on technical writing for CRM (watch it on demand here), and now the expert presenter is back for the next installment: technical editing!

    All CRM practitioners practice technical editing in the course of our daily jobs, and our deliverables count on clean, quick, accurate editing. Yet, we don’t have a consistent system or understanding of what technical editing is in general and how to best leverage it in a CRM setting. This webinar will go into topics discussed in the technical writing webinar, but more in-depth.

    The presentation will focus on training CRM employees, whether they are project directors, field technicians, or even administrative staff, to quickly target the most common errors in CRM technical reports, leverage the power of Word to be more consistent, introduce fewer errors in the process, and work more collaboratively with authors. Attendees will learn about:

    • The principles and application of technical editing in CRM
    • Introduction to plain language and its principle components
    • How to create and apply a house style (important for consistency!)
    • Understanding the difference between scholarly editing and technical editing
    • How to use Word like a tool instead of a typewriter for more efficient and consistent technical editing

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    Presenters

    Jerryll Moreno, AECOM

    • 10/14/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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    In a world of viral tweets and social media influencers, the past is getting swept under the rug. The work of cultural resource management (CRM) firms is often regulated to gray literature, a checked box before breaking ground. Nevertheless, our efforts reveal powerful human stories with the power to inspire, to educate, to bring change. This webinar provides a virtual “bootcamp” that offers baseline training in the principles of storytelling, photography, videography, public speaking, and social media. Not only will participants leave with a better understanding of the benefits of meaningful public outreach in CRM, but the skillset to try it out on their own.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the five principles of storytelling;
    • Understand the mechanics of capturing quality photography;
    • Understand the mechanics of capturing quality video;
    • Learn how to give an informative and engaging presentation for a technical audience;
    • Learn how to give a public talk for a general audience;
    • Learn how to share content on social media.

    Note: This webinar will occur on Eastern Time

    Presenter

    Matthew Piscitelli, SEARCH

    Matthew Piscitelli is a Principal Investigator and Social Media Manager at SEARCH as well as a Research Associate at The Field Museum in Chicago. He has over 14 years of experience in archaeology, museum services, and grant administration. Prior to SEARCH, Matthew served as a Program Officer at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. As Program Officer, he oversaw grantmaking in archaeology and advised print, digital, and television teams on the topic. Matthew has led archaeological projects in Peru, Bolivia, Greece, and the U.S. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from Boston University in 2007 and both a master’s degree and doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2009 and 2014, respective. Matthew is both a Registered Professional Archaeologist and a National Geographic explorer.

    • 12/09/2021
    • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)
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    Federal agencies are strongly encouraged to submit Section 106 documentation for these purposes using e106, as it expedites a critical step in Section 106 review and encourages complete and accurate submissions. Join us as experts from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation discuss documentation and the e106 system.

    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

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Past events

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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