Registration desk readying for the rush.
Folks at the Friday evening reception at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater
May 6-8 the Central Florida Anthropological Society hosted the 63rd Annual Florida Anthropological Society Conference in Orlando. The reception and conference were at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater in beautiful Loch Haven Park. The Awards Banquet took place at the historic Dubsdread Tap Room, located in Winter Park and one of the first golf courses in the area. This was the culmination of over a year’s worth of planning by CFAS volunteers and it was an unequivocal success!
Good conversation and good times at the reception.
Close to 200 attended the conference on Saturday, May 7th. We had a record number of papers presented at close to 40, so many that we had to rent extra theater space. Those attending poured in from all over the state to hear the latest research conducted in Florida.
Volunteers setting up for the festivities.
A huge thanks to all of our volunteers, vendors, and all of those who visited us! We had a great time and hopefully had a chance to show of another side of Orlando to those who visited. Though conference planning isn’t the most fun way to spend your afternoons, the pay off was extremely worth it and we’re all looking forward to next year’s FAS in Tallahassee!
Making sure the kegs are at ready.