2021 Conference Details

Online registration is now closed. You can register on-site at the conference beginning Thursday, August 5 at 4:00PM as well as all day Friday and Saturday until 10AM. 

We will see you in Mancos, CO!

4TH Annual Silent Auction

How to win at the Pecos Conference Silent Auction: 

First, you win by helping out the conference itself by donating your new or pre-cherished,  beloved, or formerly beloved, treasures for the auction, which takes place the first two days of the event. Not only that, but, now that the conference is an official nonprofit, you can get a nice tax deduction for your donation.


Second, you can win again by finding that special something that you've always wanted at just the right price. And, it is almost guaranteed that you will find something that you like. We will have five tables reserved for donations that will include art, artifacts, books, jewelry, ceramics, gift certificates, and much,  much more.


Sunday Field Trips

Registration for field trips is in-person at the conference and begins on Friday morning at 8AM. Field trips will have a maximum capacity and sign-ups will be first-come first-served. 

  • Haynie/Wallace Sites (Cortez, CO)

  • Yellow Jacket (Yellow Jacket, CO)

  • Point Pueblo (Farmington, NM)

  • Mitchel Springs (Cortez, CO)

  • Chumney Rock (16$ per person fee) – (Pagosa Springs, CO)

  • Mesa Verde National Park 1 – Square Tower and Little Long House

  • Mesa Verde National Park 2 – Oak Tree House and Fire Temple

  • Canyons of the Ancients, Lowry Pueblo Preservation Tour (Pleasantview, CO)


Saturday Evening Catering

Catering will be provided by Zia Taqueria which is a local Mexican etery. Zia Taqueria specializes in healthy, locally sourced, food and will include beef, chicken, and vegetarian options. When completing the online registration you will be asked about dietary options and restrictions. 


Saturday Evening Band

Based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Innastate is gaining attention for their unique brand of reggae and rock that is modern yet honors their indigenous heritage, musical roots and love of music. The band believes in the power of music to connect people, offering heartfelt songs that reflect on the human experience, spirituality and environmental issues.


Innastate is formed around the core of Adrian Wall of Jemez Pueblo (guitar/vocal), Rylan Kabotie of Santa Clara Pueblo/Jicarilla Apache (bass/vocal), Lawrence Bailon of Santa Clara Pueblo/Kewa Pueblo (drums), Karlo Johnson of Isleta Pueblo (guitar). Innasate's lineup expands for live performances, utilizing the talents of, Romeo Alonzo (alto sax) and MC T-Bone (trombone) and Mikey Jaramillo (percussionist).

Free Registration For Indigenous Participants

In an effort to elevate Indigenous research and perspectives, we are honored to announce that the 2021 conference will offer a registration fee waiver to all Native American presenters, attendees, and vendors. We acknowledge that the Pecos Conference has always taken place on Native land and has featured research derived from Indigenous material culture. We hope that this small action helps to show our appreciation for the ongoing contributions of Indigenous peoples in our discipline.

Conference Location

The 2021 conference will be held at Doc Lowell Flat near Mancos, Colorado. Tent and RV camping will be available on-site and can be registered for during checkout. 

Official Conference Logo

Using design elements inspired by southern Colorado archaeology, Aaron O'Brien, a local artist and baker created the official 2021 logo.

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This year's commemorative conference t-shirt will include our new 2021logo screen-printed on your choice of shirt.

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Embroidered Baseball Caps

Be sure to add this year's commemorative baseball cap to your collection. You have the choice between blue and green with an embroidered logo. 

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