CIfA annual conference and training event

Our conference is the premier professional archaeological conference in the UK, attracting over hundreds of participants over three days. Combining keynote addresses, wide-ranging sessions, training workshops and exhibitions, the CIfA conference and training event provides an annual forum for discussing current professional issues, showcasing new developments and presenting research in archaeology and the wider heritage sector.

The conference usually takes place in April and moves around the UK on an annual basis. You can find links below for information about our forthcoming conference, and also to details of past meetings.

CIfA2016 Archaeology in context

Dates: 20-22 April 2016
Venue: University of Leicester

Hosted at the University of Leicester, expect to find our 2016 event packed with sessions, training and networking opportunities! We will have our usual three-day programme, this time exploring the broad theme Archaeology in context.

Future conferences

Dates for future years will be:

  • 2017, from 19 to 21 April - Newcastle University
  • 2018, from 25 to 27 April

Past conferences

Our annual conference has been held since CIfA formed in 1982. A list of recent conferences is shown below with links to the conference programme or (for more recent events) the conference webpages.

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