ARCE’s 67th Annual Meeting will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, April 15-17, 2016 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead. Buckhead, the “Beverly Hills of the East,” is one of Atlanta’s neighborhood districts known for its upscale restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Buckhead is also home to a number of Fortune 1000 companies, sweeping Southern mansions, and the Atlanta History Center founded in 1926. Visit the 1928 Swan House and the 1860s Smith Family Farm, two historic houses on the grounds of the Atlanta History Center or take advantage of the Center’s 22 acres of historic gardens and trails. Consider adding on extra days to absorb Atlanta’s history and culture. As you move around the city, keep in mind that there are over 55 streets with the name, “Peachtree.” The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead is located on one.
Registration material will be sent to members in early January 2016. PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2016.
NOTE FOR THOSE TRAVELING FROM ABROAD: United States Begins Implementation of Changes to the Visa Waiver Program
AFFILIATED MEETINGS AND CONFERENCE AGENDA
The Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead guest room rate for attendees is $139 for a single, double, triple, or quad room, plus taxes, per room, per night. Book your hotel room soon to receive the special conference rate. Rooms at this special rate are limited. Online reservations >>
Reservations can also be made by calling the Hyatt toll-free reservation line at 888-421-1442. When making your hotel reservation, by phone, please identify yourself as participating in the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Research Center in Egypt to request the group rate. ARCE has a set number of rooms in the room block. Be sure to book early to secure the reduced rate. The hotel cut-off date is March 22, 2016.
The deadline for submission of abstracts for papers, panel proposals, or graduate students who want to present a poster has passed. Submitters can still access their contact information >>
Submitters will be notified, via email, by the Review Committee regarding the acceptance or rejection of their abstract by February 5, 2016.
The Chapter Council sponsors the annual Best Student Paper Contest, which is open to doctoral candidates who have completed a minimum of two full years of graduate study. The 10 finalists chosen for this contest will be eligible to win one of three awards: $500 for 1st Place; $300 for 2nd Place; or $200 for 3rd Place. The winners will be announced at the Members’ Reception on Saturday, April 16 at the Grand Hyatt.
Note: The Chapter Council will underwrite the entire registration cost for each of the ten students whose abstracts are selected for inclusion in the Best Student Paper Contest.
The Chapter Council is providing a $100 for the Best Student Poster. The winner will be announced at the Member’s Reception on Saturday, April 16 at the Grand Hyatt. The Graduate Student Poster Session is made available through generous underwriting by UCLA's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures.
CHAPTER COUNCIL FUNDRAISER
The ARCE Chapter Council and ARCE Georgia Chapter are pleased to present the 2016 Chapter Council Fundraiser! "Restoring Dignity to the Bits and Bones: Conservation of the Carlos Museum’s Old Kingdom Mummy"
Tickets are $20 per person. Advance sales only. Details >>
UNDERWRITERS and SPONSORS
ARCE is pleased to acknowledge ISD for their generous underwriting of the registration bags for the 2016 Annual Meeting. Thank you ISD for your continued support!
ARCE is pleased to acknowledge Brill for their sponsorship of the Saturday, April 16 coffee break and ISD for their sponsorship of the Friday, April 15 and Sunday, April 17 coffee breaks at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta.
OFF-SITE MUSEUM RECEPTION
ARCE and the Michael C. Carlos Museum will co-host a reception at the Museum on the campus of Emory University on Friday evening, April 15. Tickets for the reception are $30, and must be purchased in advance.