Northern Illinois University is pleased to host the Annual Midwest Mesoamericanist Meeting. The conference will take place on Friday, March 28th and Saturday, March 29th, 2014. The meetings will open on Friday with a welcome address and keynote talk in the School of Art (Jack Arends Hall) followed an informal mixer at a local restaurant. The presentations will be held on Saturday in Cole Hall (Jameson Auditorium) with a celebratory reception to follow. The meeting is free and open to the public. The Midwest Mesoamericanist Meeting is sponsored by the NIU School of Art, Department of Anthropology, and the Anthropology Museum. Organizers of the conference are: Dr. Jeff Kowalski, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Jennifer Kirker-Priest, The Anthropology Museum, Dr. Winifred Creamer and Dr. Kerry Sagebiel, Department of Anthropology.