The 27th Annual Northeast Conference on Andean Archaeology and Ethnohistory
October 11-12, University of Maine in Orono, Maine
Keynote speaker: Peruvian archaeologist Luis Jaime Castillo (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú) will be the keynote speaker. He is a Moche specialist and will talk on his 18 years of research at San José de Moro and the northern Jequetepeque
Transportation: If you choose to fly, Bangor International Airport is located about 8 miles from campus (~$25 cab ride). One can also fly to Portland Maine and rent a car; it's just over two hours drive straight up I-95 (divided highway all the
way). For those who are driving to Orono, please see http://www.umaine.edu/about/visiting.htm for directions.
Lodging: These area hotels are offering special conference room rates for the nights of October 10 - 13, 2008. Additional nights may be available. Continental breakfast and wireless access are included at each hotel. Call now to book your room.
Please be aware that this is leaf-peeping season, so early reservations are recommended.
To receive these rates, you must refer to the room block for the Archaeology Conference.
University Inn Academic Suites Rooms blocked at these rates until 10/1/08
Toll-free: (800)321-4921 $82.00 per night/single
Tel: (207) 866-4921 $92.00 per night/2 occupants
Fax: (207) 866-4550 $10.00 per night/each additional person
5 College Ave, Orono, ME 04473 Standard Room with double bed
Best Western Black Bear Inn Rooms blocked at these rates are on a first come
Tel: (207) 866-7120 first serve basis
Fax: (207) 866-7433 $114.00 per night ~ Single or Double Room
4 Godfrey Drive, Orono, ME 04473 $5.00 per night/each additional person
There will be a cash bar reception on Friday evening (October 10) at the Bear Brew Pub, 36 Main Street, Orono, from 7:30pm to 10pm. for those who arrive early. There will be another cash bar reception on campus from 5:30-7:00 pm Saturday (October 11). There will be a special dinner for conference speakers and their guests from 7:00-8:30, followed at 8:30 pm by the keynote address open to the public. We will provide a list of local restaurants for others.
Whether you are presenting a paper or simply attending the conference, please let us know you are coming by completing and returning the registration form. As always, registration for the Northeast Conference is free.
If you are a graduate or undergraduate student looking for an economical solution to housing, please contact Kurt Rademaker at kurt.rademakerATumit.maine.edu. He will attempt to find you floor space or couch space locally.
Please contact Dan Sandweiss (dan.sandweissATumit.maine.edu) or Greg Zaro (gregory.zaroATumit.maine.edu) with any questions.