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Special Events at the Annual Meeting

All events described below will take place in the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel unless otherwise noted.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016

AIA Public Lecture
6:00 P.M.–7:00 P.M.
Continental Ballroom 7, 8, & 9

This year’s AIA Public Lecture, entitled “Looting and Beyond: Rediscovering the Early Cycladic Sanctuary on Keros”, will be given by Prof. Colin Renfrew. There is no cost to attend.

Joint Opening Night Reception
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Continental Ballroom 5 & 6          
The 2016 SCS/AIA Joint Opening Night Reception will be held in the Continental Ballroom. Tickets are $35 ($27 for students) with hors-d'oeuvres included with the price of the ticket and drinks for purchase. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Performance of Nerds (Sponsored by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance)
8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Imperial Ballroom B

The 2016 CAMP play is NERDS, a local adaptation of Aristophanes’ Birds, written by Stanford Classics in Theater and directed by Elizabeth Ten-Hove. Two washed-up Wall Street investors travel to Silicon Valley to convince tech guru Tim Tereus that he and his fellow nerds should rebel against the United States government. The threat posed by this new techno-utopia prompts an uneasy alliance of rival politicians to visit the new Cloud City to negotiate for Liberty. After the performance there will be a roundtable discussion with the creators of this production. All are invited.

CSWMG/WCC/LCC Joint Opening Reception
10:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M.
Yosemite C

The annual reception jointly hosted by the SCS Committee on the Status of Women and Minority Groups, the Women’s Classical Caucus, and the Lambda Classical Caucus will as usual be held on the first night of the meeting.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2016

Poster Session (Joint AIA/SCS Session)
11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Grand Ballroom

Session #19 is a poster session.  The Program Committee has assigned presentations to this format because it will give these presenters the flexibility to display all of their data simultaneously in a variety of ways (graphically and electronically as well as orally) and permit annual meeting registrants to identify those aspects of the presentations that are of greatest interest to them and then interact with presenters one-on-one or in small groups about those topics.

Reception for K-12 Teachers
4:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Union Square 25

The SCS Education Division invites all K-12 Teachers attending the annual meeting to meet each other at this event. 

Presidential Panel
5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
Imperial Ballroom A

President John Marincola has organized a session entitled “‘The Spring from the Year’: Contingent Faculty and the Future of Classics”. 

CAMP Retrospective
7:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Golden Gate 2
January 2016 will mark the fourteenth year since Tom Stoppard’s The Invention of Love was staged and opened the way for annual CAMP productions at the meeting of the Society for Classical Studies. To commemorate well over a decade of shows, CAMP has organized a retrospective on Thursday, January 7, 7:30-9:30 in Golden Gate 2. Directors of CAMP shows from 2002 to 2015 will present images from their productions and talk about the creative process and the scholarship underlying the shows. The retrospective is intended to give everyone involved in CAMP the opportunity to see what has been done as well as to inspire interest in new CAMP productions. Come join the show!

Presentation by the Institute for Digital Archaeology with Reception to Follow
7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Yosemite B

Over the last decade, the fusion of traditional techniques with high technology has brought about a profoundly exciting expansion in the scope of archaeological research. The Million Image Database Program of The Institute for Digital Archaeology is an international project seeking to explore how these expanding boundaries might affect the ambitions of twenty-first century archaeology. At the heart of the initiative is the application of a suite of innovative techniques for the documentation, preservation, and restoration of at-risk archaeological sites across the globe, with a particular focus on the Middle East. The Program is providing thousands of volunteers with stereoscopic photography equipment capable of producing images that can be used to create detailed maps of sites, and 3D computer models of architectural structures. These images and models will populate a large-scale publically accessible visual database, created in collaboration with UNESCO. This resource will form an ever-growing archaeological catalog, bringing together scholarly information, raising awareness of cultural heritage preservation, and providing a new platform for the identification of stolen and trafficked objects. In parallel, the Program is pioneering the use of 3D printing in concrete as a platform for the restoration and reconstruction of architectural archaeological structures — a technology which potentially brings new life to sites damaged or destroyed by conflict or natural disaster, and transforms the speed, scale, and affordability of large-scale reconstruction.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 8, 2016

Joint SCS/AIA Roundtable Discussion Session
12:15 P.M. to 1:45 P.M.
Grand  Ballroom

The Roundtable Discussions continue to be well attended, and together with the AIA, the SCS Program Committee is pleased to present new topics this year at midday. Members of both societies will lead separate discussions at individual tables. Topics will include issues of intellectual and practical importance to classicists and archaeologists.

SCS Plenary Session
5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
Imperial  Ballroom A

The plenary session will feature the presentation of the SCS’s teaching awards, the Outreach Prize, the Goodwin Awards of Merit, Distinguished Service Awards, and a President’s Award.  Also, John Marincola will deliver his Presidential Address entitled “The Historian as Hero: Herodotus and the 300 at Thermopylae”.  Copies of the Goodwin Prize books will be awarded as door prizes.

SCS Presidential Reception
6:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M.
Continental Ballroom 4

The Board of Directors cordially invites all SCS members attending the 147th Annual Meeting to a reception honoring President John Marincola on Friday, January 8, immediately after the Plenary Session and Presidential Address.  The reception will also honor Executive Director Adam Blistein for his seventeen years of service to the Society. The Board encourages all members to attend the reception and meet those colleagues they may not have seen earlier in the meeting. This year’s reception is generously supported by the Institute for Digital Archaeology.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 9, 2016

Minority Student Scholarship Fund-raising Raffle
8:15 A.M. to 8:30 A.M.
Grand Ballroom Entrance

The SCS Committee on Scholarships for Minority Students asks for your support of this important program by purchasing tickets for and attending this year’s fund-raising raffle at the Joint Annual Meeting. The raffle of books and book certificates will take place this year immediately after the opening of the Exhibit Hall on Saturday, January 9. Tickets for the raffle are $10 each or three for $25 and can be purchased at the time of advance registration or onsite. You do not need to be present at the event to win the raffle.

Business Meeting of the Society
11:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Union Square 15
All SCS members are encouraged to attend this session.  After the transaction of necessary business, there will be time available for questions and comments from members.

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