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2022 Meeting Information

Date & Location

The inaugural Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Biological Anthropology Association (RMBAA) will take place at YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park, CO on October 15, 2022! At the venue, we have reserved a large lecture hall and an adjacent room that will be used for poster presentations.


The details of the schedule are still being determined, but the day is set to consist of:

  • Contributed Poster Presentations
  • Lunchtime Student-Oriented Professional Development Workshop
  • 3 Keynote Talks:

Bert Covert in the field in Vietnam



Herbert Covert, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado Boulder
Title: “Primates of Vietnam: conservation in a rapidly developing country”



Jamie Hodgkins Headshot



Jamie Hodgkins, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, University of Colorado Denver
Title: “Unexpected finds, emotional discoveries, and the predictable unpredictability of archaeological research”



Diane France Headshot



Diane France, Ph.D., D-ABFA
Director, Human Identification Laboratory of Colorado
Title: “Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery: The Challenges of Forensic Anthropology”


Conference Registration

All RMBAA members who are up-to-date on their membership dues for the 2022 calendar year are eligible to attend the Annual Meeting. Our membership dues also cover conference registration, so please visit our membership page to pay your annual dues in order to attend the annual meeting.

Lodging Info

Our meeting venue, YMCA of the Rockies Estes Park, is much more than your typical gym-based YMCA. It is an extensive complex in a gorgeous location, complete with conference rooms and on-site lodging. We currently have a block of 10 rooms reserved (5 in Longs Peak Lodge and 5 in Alpen Inn) with breakfast included, and you can reserve one of these rooms through this link. We need to fill these rooms to receive the discounted rate for the conference facility, so please reserve your room ASAP!

Other lodging options include Alpine Trail Ridge Inn and Estes Lake Lodge. For additional information on accommodations, restaurants, and more in Estes Park, click here.