The Archaeological Society of Connecticut, holds general membership meetings twice a year, in the spring and fall.(The spring meeting is the annual meeting during which awards are presented and officers elected.) Members and all individuals interested in archaeology are invited to attend. The agenda for these meetings usually contains speakers on historic and prehistoric archaeology and often displays of artifactual material. In addition, there are always archaeologists in attendance who can help identify artifacts. Time is also set aside for socializing and trading archaeological information. Overall, these meetings serve as a clearinghouse for local archaeological information.