SACC sponsors annual conferences that feature academic presentations and noted guest speakers and also provide opportunities for relaxed camaraderie and stimulating collegial discussions.  Conferences also include fieldtrips to local archaeological sites, ethnographically interesting communities, and noted museums with expert guides and interpreters.  The annual conference is held each spring in various locales.

SACC Annual Meeting is in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i March 2-March 5, 2015


Marriott Courtyard King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel

Join us in lovely Kailua-Kona Hawai’i for an unforgettable experience. The hotel, located in historic Kailua-Kona, and just a short taxi ride from the Kona International Airport, is located on the help me write my paper site where King Kamehameha once resided. This also used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Hawai’i. Hawaii has attracted diverse peoples for generations, creating a unique multicultural experience. The island is ecologically diverse as well. On the island of Hawai’i, 4 of the 5 major climatic zones are present, ranging from rainforest to tundra. Kailua-Kona is located on the drier, leeward side of Hawaii, while the very active Kilauea Volcano is located on the wetter, windward side of the island, closer to the capital city of Hilo. No need to pack a sweatshirt with temperatures ranging between 82-70 degrees in Kailua-Kona in March!

The SACC room rate is: $149 per night (standard room), $169 per night (partial ocean view) or $205 per night (ocean front).  Reservations can be made by:

  1. Calling Hotel Reservations Department direct at (808) 329-2911 or toll free at (800) 367-2111


  1. Emailing

**Be sure to ask for the special group rate for the Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges  2015 Conference **

The Deadline for receiving the group rate through the hotel is Sunday February 8, 2015!

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Conference Registration

Registration, which includes field trips, transportation, a farewell luau and other surprises, is as follows:

SACC Member $230.00        

 SACC Non-member $250.00

 Retired/Adjunct Faculty $200.00

Student $125.00

Companion/Dependent $200.00 (submitted at same time as main attendee)

Single day registration is also available.   Early registration is now open, and will close on February 8, 2015. Late registration is available beginning February 9, 2015 until the start of the conference, for an additional fee.

To register, you can print the registration form, and mail with payment to Carla Fernandez or Melvin Johnson (addresses can be found on the 2nd page of the registration form). Web registration is not currently available.

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BONES and BEER Pre-Conference Workshop

To kick off the conference, a pre-conference workshop and tour is available for attendees on Monday March 2, 2015. During this “Monday Funday” activity, participants will be treated to a Forensic Anthropology workshop (with supplementary teaching activities and materials provided for later use). Topics during this workshop include teaching activities and case studies, as well as providing attendees information on JPAC (Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command), DMORT (Disaster Mortuary Operational Response Team) and other forensic organizations. After the workshop, attendees will be treated to a tour and tasting at the Kona Brewery, just steps from our hotel. The tour will include a sampling glass and several samples. Registration for the “BONES and BEER” Pre-conference workshop is available on the meeting registration form.


The Society for Anthropology in Community Colleges (SACC) is holding its 2015 annual meeting in Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i March 3-March 5, 2015. The theme of the meeting is “A’o aku. A’o mai.(Teach. Learn. Share.)”. This theme was chosen to tie together our host city and the foundation of our organization and our shared passion for anthropology. Our theme invites attendees to reinvigorate their passion for both the teaching and learning of anthropology while sharing their own successes. While in Hawai’i, the legacy of generosity and willingness to engage will be experienced through activities, field trips and speakers which will demonstrate how this theme is embodied in the Hawaiian way of life and its people.

Proposals for paper presentation topics relating to teaching anthropology, Oceania and Polynesian cultures and research will be given first priority. Proposals will need to fall into at least one of the 5 categories provided:

  • Ideas for Assignments & Student Projects
  • Teaching Resources, Strategies & Tips
  • Teaching &Technology
  • Topical: Hawai’i, Oceania, Polynesia. Culture, archaeology, history, etc.
  • Other (for submissions such as proposals by students, detailed reports back to the group on a topic [i.e. SACC’s student association, Open source textbook, etc], or working with students outside the classroom on projects, mentoring, etc.)

Paper presentations are tentatively scheduled for 15 minutes. However, if planning on giving a demonstration of a teaching methodology, specific assignment, etc, we may be able to allocate more than 15 minutes for a presentation of this nature (Please notify Program Chair AnnMarie Beasley if you are planning on giving a demonstration).  Abstracts should be no longer than 125 words and must be received no later than January 31, 2015. The abstract submission form is completely online this year.  Prospective presenters will complete a short online form and copy and paste their abstract into a textbox. The website for submitting an abstract is

All received submissions will receive a confirmation email within a week of submission.  If you have any difficulties in the process of submitting your abstract, please contact SACC Program Chair, AnnMarie Beasley at . Notification of acceptance or rejection of proposals will be completed by February 8, 2015.  No proposal will be accepted for final inclusion in the program until the program chair receives confirmation from the AAA prior to February 8, 2015, that the conference registration fees have been paid.

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