Conference Location & Logistics

The 2012 Annual Midwest Archaeological Conference will be hosted on the campus of Michigan State University at The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, October 18-21, 2012


  • MAC Member: before September 15 – $85.00; after September 15 – $110.00
  • Non-MAC Member: before September 15 – $95.00; after September 15 – $130
  • Students (MAC Members with valid ID): before September 15 – $50.00; after September 15 -$65.00
  • Students (non-MAC Members with valid ID: before September 15 – $65.00: after September 15 – $80.00
  • Guest: non archaeologist with fully registered spouse – $25.00

Membership information is available at


The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is offering a special rate (single or double occupancy) for the 2012 Midwest Archaeological Conference:

  • Standard Double, Queen or King $96.00
  • Luxury Double or King $126.00
  • Suite $240.00

In order to take advantage of the conference room rate, all reservations must be made no later than September 17th, 2012.


  1.  Go to
  2. Click on the blue box for “Room Reservations”
  3. Enter arrival and departure date
  4. Select “Click Here for Special Rates” and enter your Group Code (MAC101812).
  5. Click “Check Availability”
  6. For special requests, reservations outside of the conference dates, or reservations after the room block release date please call 800-875-5090.
To book by phone, call 800-875-5090, and refer the conference group code (MAC101812)


Additional local lodging options include the following:


East Lansing is located in mid-Michigan, within driving distance of several major cities, including Detroit (~1.5 hours), Chicago (~4 hours), Cleveland (~3.5 hours), and Toronto (~5 hours).

Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN) is the closest airport with connections through Detroit, Chicago, Cincinatti, Minneapolis, and Atlanta. However, there are a number of airports that you can fly into to reach the East Lansing area, including:

  • Lansing Capital City Airport (LAN) in Lansing, MI – 6 miles/20 minute drive to The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (directions)
  • Detroit Metro International Airport (DTW) in Detroit, MI – 88.4 miles/1 hour 24 minute drive to The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (directions). The Michigan Flyer provides bus service between the Detroit Metro International Airport and East Lansing. It drops off and picks up directly at the East Lansing Marriott.
  • Bishop International Airport (FNT) in Flint, MI – 44.6 miles/48 minute drive to The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (directions)
  • Gerald R Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, MI – 65 miles/1 hour 8 minute drive to The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center (directions)

Alternatively, Amtrak’s trains and the Greyhound Bus Line service the East Lansing Train Station daily – 1.7 miles/6 minute drive (directions).


Saturday October 20st

Publishing: What, When, Where, and How?

Have you thought about publishing but not sure when your paper is “good enough”? Are you interested in learning how to navigate the publication world? What does it mean when people talk about different tiers of journals? Join us for an informal yet educational workshop designed to help both undergraduate and graduate students understand the publication process from beginning to end for archaeological journals of all kinds. A panel of prolific archaeologists, publishers and editorial staff will discuss the publication process including issues such as when to submit, when is a paper ready and how publications help you. A question and answer session with the panelists and a small reception with lunch will follow the workshop.

Workshop Moderators:

  • Nicole Raslich (Michigan State University)
  • Susan Kooiman (Illinois State University)

Workshop Panel Participants:

  • Thomas Emerson
  • Lynne Goldstein
  • William Lovis
  • John O’Shea
  • John Richards
  • James Skibo

Student Workshop Committee Members/Organizers:

  • Aaron Comstock (Ohio State University)
  • Richard W. Edwards III (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
  • Susan Kooiman (Illinois State University)
  • Nicole Raslich (Michigan State University)
  • Andy Upton (Michigan State University)
  • Heather Walder (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
  • Dr. Robert Sasso, Coordinator (University of Wisconsin-Parkside)

Registration for the MAC 2012 Student Workshop is limited to 70 participants, and is on a first come, first served basis.  Lunch will be provided for all registered attendees. To register, please fill out the MAC 2012 Student Workshop Registration Form.


Michigan State University founded in 1855 as the pioneer Land Grant institution is internationally known as a major public university in the United States, with a global reach. With over 45,000 students and 10,000 faculty and staff, we have advanced knowledge and transformed lives through innovative research, academics, and outreach for over 150 years. MSU is a member of the Association of American Universities, the National Association of State Universities and land-grant Colleges, and the Big Ten athletic Conference. Michigan State University is committed to intellectual leadership and excellence in both developing new knowledge and conveying that knowledge to its students and to the local, national and global community.

MSU campus maps and driving directions can be found here.