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Registration is open and you can register here.

 Maya at the Lago is an inclusive conference that brings together members of the public, lifelong learners, pre-collegiate students to listen and interact with established and young scholars of all things Maya. The event is centered on Davidson Day School, 20 min north of Charlotte – an easy 10-minute stroll from the nearby conference hotel, the Davidson Homewood Suite. The conference includes hands-on workshops on hieroglyphic writing (both introductory and advanced), along with interactive lectures and fun social gatherings.

  The 9th annual Maya at the Lago will focus on the Northern Yucatán with talks by 16 scholars – from Mexico, Belize, Canada, and the US – to explore the writing system, art, architecture, cities, technology, and political landscapes of the ancient Maya. From the Carribean coast to the hills of the Puuc Region, from the jade celts of village founders to the portraits of kings, and from small households to palaces, this year's Maya at the Lago will feature a great diversity of topics spanning over 2,000 years.

 “Like its sister conference Maya at the Playa, the M@L conference not only gives participants the chance to learn from the best in the field of archaeology, but also provides an opportunity for scholars and non-professionals to socialize outside the traditional confines of the classroom,” says Mat Saunders, founder and executive director of AFAR. Attendees will enjoy their time, sharing with experts like Bill Ringle, George Bey, Marc Zender, and many more. Visit mayaatthelago.com for full program details and registration.

Sherri Johnson