List of Festival and Conference Activities

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Wednesday, May 13, through Sunday, May 17, 2020

Banquet, Oregon Electric Satation, Wednesday 6 - 10 pm ($50/plate)

Conference presentations, Civic Winery; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm (ticket prices vary)(Conference Page)

Amelia Earhart Symposium, Civic Winery; Saturday 10 am - 5 pm ($50/Conference day pass)

Film Screenings, The Sheffer Recital Hall in The Shedd Recital Hall (free)

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

Video Bar, Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave; 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, 540 Charnelton St.; Saturday 7 - 9 pm (free)

Public Lecture by Tom King, Eugene Public Library; Friday May 15, 11am - 12 pm  (free)

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


 Day Trek to Cascadia Cave

Friday, 15 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.


 Public Lecture by Tom King

Eugene Public Library

100 West 10th Avenue

Sunday, 17 May, 2 pm - 3 pm

Ages: Open to all ages

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

Dr. Tom King is the archaeologist who has been at the front of the search for Amelia Earhart.  King has done extensive research on the Pacific island of Nikumaroro-where many believe Earhart waited in vain for rescue in 1937. His 50-year career includes archaeological research in California and Micronesia, management of academy-based and private cultural resource consulting organizations, and oversight of U.S. government project review for the federal government's Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. He is best known for his work with indigenous groups and local communities, using U.S. historic preservation laws to ensure that their voice be considered in planning projects that threaten their heritage.


 Saturday Social

Capitello Wines

540 Charnelton Street 

Saturday, 16 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 acoustic guitar music (rock-folk-blues-slide-R+B) of local-but-well-traveled Socrates Thallasos.  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, 17 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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