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In Brief...

Tobi Brimsek

A new year is unfolding, and the activity level is reaching peak capacity in preparation for the Annual Meeting in Chicago on March 24-28, 1999. We hope to see you there! The preliminary program describing another action-packed SAA meeting was dropped in the mail on December 23, 1998. If you'd like to begin making your plans to attend the meeting in the "Windy City," here are a few bits of information that will be helpful to you:

  • The Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers, 301 E. North Water Street, Chicago, IL 60611 USA, is the location of the 64th Annual Meeting. Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Sheraton Chicago Hotel and Towers:

  • To Make a Reservation by Phone: Call (312) 329-7000 or 1 (800) 233-4100 and mention you are with the Society for American Archaeology. For fax and mail reservations, use the reservations form either in the preliminary program or posted on SAAweb's meeting section. To receive the special SAA rate, hotel reservations must be made by February 23, 1999. Reservations received after this cut-off date will be based on availability.

  • A Special Opportunity for You! Register for a room at the Sheraton Chicago for the SAA meeting by February 1, 1999, and your name will be entered into an SAA drawing for one of two great prizes: One American Airlines round-trip domestic ticket to fly you to Chicago, or a one-year membership in SAA! Call the Sheraton Chicago (numbers above), tell them you are attending the Society for American Archaeology meeting, and make your room reservation today!

  • For Students Only . . . SAA has arranged a room block with a special rate of $85 for single-quad rooms at the Motel 6, 162 E. Ontario St., Chicago, Il 60611. Students must present a current student ID to qualify for this rate. There are a limited number of rooms, and they are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for student reservations is January 21, 1999. Students may call (312) 787-3580 to make reservations. Please indicate that you are with the SAA Archaeology meeting and the Society for American Archaeology. You may fax a reservation to (312) 787-2354. Please indicate name, address, number of persons, whether you need one or two beds, credit card information, and--if you would like verification by fax--the name and fax number to whom it must be sent. Remember these rooms are limited!

  • Getting to Chicago . . . American Airlines has been selected by SAA as the official airline for the 1999 Annual Meeting in Chicago. American is offering SAA Annual Meeting attendees special discounted fares to Chicago. You can receive a bonus discount of 5 percent by purchasing 60 days in advance! To take advantage of American's discounted fares, call 1 (800) 433-1790 for reservations. Refer to Star File Number: S0739UD.

  • Discounted Car Rental . . . Hertz has been selected as SAA's official car rental agency for the 1999 Annual Meeting. To reserve your vehicle, call Hertz in the United States at 1 (800) 654-2240; in Canada call 1 (800) 263-0600; in Toronto call (416) 620-9620; in other international locations, call your nearest Hertz reservations center. Refer to CV#24810 and identify that you will be attending the Society for American Archaeology Annual Meeting on March 24-28, 1999.

  • Any Questions? . . . Contact the SAA office via phone (202) 789-8200, fax (202) 789-0284, or email meetings@saa.org if we may provide assistance to you.

  • A New Face and Voice . . . Jennifer Maloney joined the staff in October as our Coordinator, Administrative Services. Jennifer comes to SAA from Missouri Valley College. She has replaced Rob Thompson who has moved from the area.

    See you in Chicago!

    Tobi Brimsek is executive director of the Society for American Archaeology.


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