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Wednesday, May 15th, through Sunday, May 19th, 2024

TAC Festival Banquet, Gordon Tavern, Wednesday 6-9 pm ($65/plate)

Keynote Speaker, Dennis Jenkins, Festival Banquet at Gordon Tavern, Wednesday


Film Screenings, The Shedd Institute, 868 High Street (free)

  • Thursday 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 - 7:00 pm
  • Sunday 10:00 - 7:00 pm

Video Bar, The Shedd Institute, 868 High Street, Thursday through Sunday during film screening sessions (free)

Saturday Social, Capitello Wines 7-10 pm (free)

Awards Reception, Capitello Wines, Sunday 7-9 pm ($5; free for Conference registrants)  


 Keynote Speaker Dennis Jenkins

Gordon Tavern

555 Oak Street

Wednesday, 15 May, TAC Festival Banquet 6-9pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Fee: Must register for Festival Banquet

Dr. Dennis Jenkins will appear as our Keynote Speaker at the Festival Banquet, presenting on the scientific processes and results of archaeological and paleogenetic investigations at the world-famous Paisley Caves in south-central Oregon. This talk brings the audience the most up-to-date information about the evidence for the association of humans and Pleistocene animals in Oregon’s high desert country more than 14,000 years ago. This colorful slide show takes the audience through the scientific processes involved in proving the case for pre-Clovis (>13,500 years) human occupations at the site.


 Saturday Social

Capitello Wines

540 Charnelton Street

Saturday, 18 May, 7 - 10 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Fee: FREE!  No pre-registration required.

Hobnob with filmmakers, festival organizers, conference presenters and other festival-goers while enjoying food, drink and live music. This is all free, but we’ll give you a chance to make a contribution if you like!


Audience Balloting

You, our audience, have a critically important role to play in this international competition. As you enter the Recital Hall at The Shedd for each session, you will receive an Audience Ballot listing the films to be screened during that session. Using that ballot, please score each film that you see in that session on a scale from 0.0 (lowest) to 10.0 (highest). Before you leave the screening room, please drop your ballot into the specially marked Ballot Box outside, or hand it to an usher. We will use your ballot in the process of selecting the Audience Favorite film. The results of the Audience Favorite competition will be announced at the Awards Reception.


 Awards Reception

Capitello Wines

 540 Charnelton Street

Sunday, 19 May, 7 - 9 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Fee:  $5 general admission; free for Conference full-package registrants.  Tickets at the door.  No pre-registration required.

After all the films have been screened and you have cast your ballots, join us for some finger food and beverages as we compile the competition results. When the jury and audience voting tallies are complete, sit back and watch the announcement of the winners. We will show clips of the top films and open sealed envelopes to reveal the final outcome. The room has limited capacity, so don’t be late!


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