80th Plains Conference

Rapid City, South Dakota

October 18-21, 2023

Holiday Inn, Rushmore Plaza

2023 PAC logo
"Stars" painting by Martin Red Bear, a Oglala/Sicangu artist, 2017.


The 80th Annual PAC logo is a 2017 painting created by Oglala/Sicangu artist, Martin Red Bear. Red Bear’s art and this piece, entitled “Stars,” is inspired by his culture and contemporary societies. An adjunct instructor for Oglala Lakota College, Red Bear works in acrylic, watercolor, and mixed media on canvas, paper, and tanned hides. He resides in Rapid City with his wife, Ida Red Bear.

The 2023 Conference hosts were inspired by Red Bear’s art and its powerful combination of traditional Native American iconography and contemporary Great Plains cultural expression.

Conference Organizers: 

Cassie Vogt and Katie Lamie


South Dakota State Historical Society

Archaeological Research Center

Convention Center and Conference Hotel:

Holiday Inn Rapid City Downtown - Convention Center 

505 N. 5th Street, Rapid City, SD 57701

A discounted rate for the Plains Anthropological Conference is available.

  • $89   Single King with Sofa-sleeper
  • $89   Double Queen
  • Upgrade to a Double Queen Executive (Double Queen with a sleeper sofa) for $10 more

(Rate cannot be guaranteed after 9/26/23)

Reserve your room today!

1. Call 844-516-6415 anytime. Reference Plains Anthropological Conference or group code PA3.

2. Follow this link to book online: Plains Anthropological Conference (does not work with mobile devices)