CIfA2021 online: Annual Conference


21 – 23 April 2021, online event

CIfA2021 was hosted exclusively online from Wednesday, 21 April - Friday, 23 April 2021

CIfA2021 incorporated keynote addresses, wide-ranging sessions and training workshops in a virtual forum and discussed current professional issues, showcase new developments, and present research in archaeology and the wider heritage sector. Our conference is the premier professional archaeological conference in the UK, and CIfA2021 attracted almost 500 participants over three days.


At CIfA2021 we looked to the future and asking what more can we do to promote the profession and our professionalism. Over the last decade we have defined new entry routes into archaeology and set out the career structures and competence requirements for professional archaeologists, but how can we maximise these to attract new, and diverse, talent and promote the value and quality of the work we do? Where can we further develop and reinforce the standards and good practice championed by the Institute to ensure we consistently understand and meet our professional obligation to deliver public benefit? And how, as a profession, can we better equip ourselves with the ethical and professional knowledge, skills and behaviours required in a changing, and challenging, environment? None of these are new concepts, but ones that we must all engage with.


CIfA2021 online sponsored by Towergate Insurance


CIfA2021 also supported by Historic England


Conference programme

Please see our conference session recordings, programme and abstracts below: