Originally launched as a means to train students for field work in Belize, our conferences have grown to become two of the most important and informative explorations of Maya Archaeology. Twice a year, the AFAR Program at Davidson Day hosts a gathering of a large number of the world’s top scholars in the field of Maya archaeology and culture to share their knowledge with professionals, students, and members of the community. These weekend events have provided scholars with a venue to collaborate with peers, test their theories, and gather support for their research. On the flip side; students and enthusiasts are given a chance to fuel their interests by participating in academic lectures, workshops, and performances. In addition, the conferences have evolved to become a great social venue for individuals with archaeological interests.