Conference Information








The University of Saskatchewan’s Archaeology and Anthropology Student’s Association (formerly the Dirt Gang/APALA group) is proud to be hosting the APALA Conference once again. We would like to cordially invite your department and your students to participate in this student-oriented event on February 1st-2nd, 2019. This year the conference will take place at Louis’ Loft, at the University of Saskatchewan, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 
 The APALA Conference is an interdisciplinary symposium that encourages students from across Canada at the undergraduate level to present their own individual research to others in the same field. APALA stands for the fields of Anthropology, Physical Anthropology, Linguistics and Archaeology. This conference will allow students the opportunity to meet professionals, learn about new areas of research, network, and improve their public speaking skills. 
 This year the conference will be held over two days from Friday, February 1st to Saturday, February 2nd. A banquet will take place on Friday with a lunch on Saturday and an evening event to follow (details to be announced at a later date). 
Ticket prices are as followed:

                3-Day Conference Passes: 
                                $70 (+taxes) * – Non-Student
                                $60 (+taxes) * – Student (student ID must be presented upon arrival at the conference) 
                Day Passes:
                                $30 ** – Non-Student 
                                $25 ** – Student (student ID must be presented upon arrival at the conference)  

*Prices include supper, lunch, and ticket to Saturday night event  
**Price does not include banquet supper, lunch, and ticket to Saturday night event  
 As this is an undergraduate conference, we encourage students from your department to submit an abstract for a presentation. For those interested, please email us at with an abstract (maximum of 250-300 words), title, short bio, and a picture. There are currently a maximum of 28 presenter spots open for the conference. Last day to submit the above information will be January 11th, 2019. Once abstracts have been submitted, a review process will take place to determine if they are appropriate for presentation at APALA. First place presenter will receive $200, while second place will receive $100. More prizes may become available closer to the conference date, all the more reason to submit early! If you would like more information on the conference, location, hotels, and more, please check out our website at
Thank you, 
Christie Fender, Vice President for 2018-2019
Archaeology and Anthropology Student’s Association
55 Campus Drive
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5B1