50th Annual Conference

Join us in Tulsa for the 52nd Annual Conference of the International Society for Landscape, Place, and Material Culture.

Conference Venue

The conference hotel is the Hotel Indigo in the heart of the Blue Dome District, and located very near to the Greenwood District. The hotel will be the hub for many of the conference activities, including the board meeting, welcome reception, conference sessions, and busines luncheon. The conference room rate is $96 for the first 25 rooms on the block. This number will change to best available rate, which is about $129, after the 25 rooms fill. Reservations must be made by September 1. At that time, the room block will be returned to the hotel. The Hotel Indigo does have an airport shuttle it shares with its sister properties to and from the Tulsa International Airport (more detailed instructions will be posted, as Covid-19 conditions could change shuttle procedures). The hotel also has parking for $16/day. Address: 121 South Elgin Ave, Tulsa, OK. 74120. To register for the hotel at the special conference rate, visit this website or call 918-779-4445 and reference Group Code PIO.

Conference Events

The conference will begin Wednesday, October 20 with the board meeting at the Hotel Indigo.

On Thursday, October 21, a field experience will be available for attendees. This event is to be determined and will be announced in early summer. The experience will either consist of a more local-ish tour around Tulsa, or we will take a more distant bus trip to Bartlesville and Pawhuska.

The Opening Reception will take place at the Hotel Indigo on Thursday evening.

On Friday, October 22 our Paper Sessions will be held at the hotel. The Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held at a local restaurant (TBD) in the evening.

Saturday, October 23, will include an all-day bus tour. This trip will also be finalized in early summer. The thought right now is to depart the Hotel Indigo and head to the Fort Gibson Historic Site. On the way there, we will make brief stops at a couple of the historic All Black Towns. If possible, we will also stop in Muskogee at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Then, we’ll have a guided tour at the Fort Gibson Historic Site. We’ll have lunch in Tahlequah. After lunch we’ll head over to the Cherokee Heritage Center, followed by stops at Murrell Home Park and a couple of cemeteries. On our way back to T-town, we will stop at the one of the historic Amish settlements, Maize, and try to visit with the family operating Miller Enterprises or Rachel’s Kitchen.