The Louisiana Archaeological Society will host its annual convention in Shreveport-Bossier for the first time in February 2019.
The Louisiana Archaeological Society will hold its Annual Convention in Shreveport, Feb. 15-16, 2019 at the Shreveport Convention Center. This is the first time the group will host its annual convention in Shreveport-Bossier. There will be approximately 50 association members attending the conference from all over the state utilizing approximately 100 overnight hotel rooms at the Hilton Shreveport, the host hotel. The estimated economic impact for the community is $28,472.
Kevin Flowers, convention sales manager at the Shreveport-Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau, assisted the Louisiana Archaeological Society to coordinate hotel room blocks and meeting space for the convention. He first contacted the event organizer, Jeff Girard, about hosting their annual convention in Shreveport-Bossier in 2011 and stayed in touch with him for seven years.
“Hosting groups like the Louisiana Archaeological Society offers Shreveport-Bossier an opportunity to showcase our community. It also benefits our local economy,” said Flowers. “We look forward to welcoming them to Shreveport-Bossier.”
Founded in 1974 and with a current membership of nearly 300, the Louisiana Archaeological Society brings together professional and avocational archaeologists interested in investigating, interpreting, and preserving information on the prehistoric Native Americans and the early history of Louisiana.
For more information about hosting meetings and conventions in Shreveport-Bossier, visit www.Shreveport-Bossier.org/