List of Festival and Conference Activities

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Wednesday, May 1, through Sunday, May 5, 2019

Banquet, Hotel Eugene, Wednesday 7 - 9 pm ($65/plate)

Conference presentations, Hotel Eugene; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm (ticket prices vary) [PDF] (Conference Page)

Film Screenings, The Shedd Recital Hall (free)

  • Thursday 7 - 10:30 pm
  • Friday 7 - 10:30 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 7 pm
  • Sunday 10:30 am - 7 pm

Video Bar, Hotel Eugene; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm (free) [PDF]

Cascadia Cave tour, Friday 9:30 am - 5 pm (free; $20 contribution encouraged)

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

Public Lecture by Evan Hadingham, Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave., Wednesday, May 1, 12 - 1pm  (free)

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


Day Trek to Cascadia Cave

Friday, 3 May, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Ages: 12 and up, in good physical condition

Guide: Tony Farque, Archaeologist, Sweet Home Ranger District, Willamette NF

Join us for a special TAC Festival guided tour, hosted by the Willamette National Forest, to one of western Oregon’s most visually impressive archaeological sites. Used by people for at least 8000 years, Cascadia Cave is on significant indigenous travel routes and provided important cultural functions to multiple tribal groups. Here, the largest group of rock art panels in western Oregon remains in excellent condition. View the site, hear excavation conclusions, discuss rock art interpretations, and help plan site restoration, protection, and interpretation.

Registration: Please contact ALI (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 541-345-5538) and register as early as possible.

Fee: No admission fee is required. However, we would appreciate a $20 or more donation(s) to support the program.

Trip Specifics: Bring a lunch to eat in the cave. A van will be provided (8 passengers max.) and the drive is 2 hours each way. Car pooling will be needed for additional participants. Be prepared for a 2 mile round trip hike through the woods along a flat river terrace. Also bring rain gear, boots and a change of warm clothes. We will cross one stream and follow a muddy path. We park at Cascadia State Park and use the rest rooms to change clothes if necessary. Meet at the pullout on 7th Ave. on the south side of the Hilton.


Public Lecture by Evan Hadingham

Eugene Public Library

100 West 10th Avenue

Wednesday, 1 May, 12-1 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

Fee: FREE! No pre-registration required. Seating is limited.

Evan Hadingham, Senior Science Editor with WGBH NOVA, has written feature articles on the archaeology of Egypt, China, Greece, and the Americas for magazines such as The Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Discover, and Reader’s Digest. His books include Lines to the Mountain Gods, Ancient Carvings in Britain, Circles and Standing Stones, Early Man and the Cosmos, Secrets of the Ice Age, and The Fighting Triplanes. For the NOVA productions, he is involved at every step, from development through final script writing. Among the shows he has produced for NOVA are Search for the First Americans, Who Killed the Red Baron? and Decoding Nazi Secrets. Hadingham is welcomed this year as the Keynote Speaker for The Archaeology Channel International Film Festival in downtown Eugene.


Saturday Social

Capitello Wines

540 Charnelton Street 

Saturday, 4 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 and drink and grooving to the 70s rock sounds of Deerspirit, featuring Kent Goodman and friends.  At this party, we let our hair down and cultivate an authentic form of American cultural heritage.  This is all free, but we’ll give you a chance to make a contribution if you like!


Awards Reception

Capitello Wines

540 Charnelton Street 

Sunday, 5 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, joins us for some finger food and beverages as we compile the results of the competition. 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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