CIfA2019 Archaeology: values, benefits and legacies

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Our conference is the premier professional archaeological conference in the UK, attracting 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.



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The 2019 conference will provide a forum for delegates to discuss and explore ideas around social value, public benefit, and the creation of knowledge. It offers the opportunity to think about legacy and how the work we undertake now will impact on future generations – from inspiring future careers to learning lessons from our failures. We also want to consider how a multitude of stakeholders - archaeologists, policy makers, clients, the public - value our discipline: financially, politically and intellectually and to think about how effective we are in communicating that value through the stories we tell.


We are very excited to be able to hold CIfA2019 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The museum is one of three the Royal Armouries has across the United Kingdom and cares for one of the most important national collections of arms and armour in the world.


Wednesday 24 April Thursday 25 April Friday 26 April
10:00 Registration & refreshments 09:30 Breakout sessions 09:30 Extraordinary General Meeting
11:00 Welcome & opening address 11:00 Tea & coffee break 11:00 Tea & coffee break
13:00 Lunch 11:30 Breakout sessions (con't) 11:30 Breakout sessions
14:00 Breakout sessions 13:00 Lunch 13:00 Lunch
15:30 Tea & coffee break 14:00 Breakout sessions 14:00 Breakout sessions (con't)
16:00 Breakout session (con't) 15:30 Tea & coffee break 15:30 Depart
19:00 Wine reception & dinner social 16:00 Breakout sessions (con't)  
  19:00 Disco social  

Programme details can be found on the conference homepage here.

Social Programme

All details for our social programme can be found here. Social programme tickets can be booked on the conference registration page.

Wine reception & dinner - Trinity Kitchen
We would like to invite all delegates to attend our wine reception on the first night of the conference and continue the day's discussions. It is free to attend and there is no need to book.
Please book your place for an informal networking meal, enjoying a variety of food & drinks for £17 per person. Take your pick from Trinity Kitchen’s permanent vendors or enjoy food from one of their six street food vans. Options will be available for dietary requirements.

Disco - Lamberts Yard
Please book your place for a buffet and DJ for £15 per person.
Professor John Schofield (University of York) will be represented at the conference by his alter-ego Hippocampus, performing a DJ set for the conference party on Thursday night. As always, Hippocampus will have something for everyone, reflecting the DJ's own musical tastes, from pop to techno, punk to disco and glam to heavy rock...


Registration opens in December 2018. Early bird registration will be available until the 17 March 2019. Fees will be increased after that date until registration closes.


Accommodation for the conference can be booked here.


A full refund may be given on cancellations up to one week before the event. Within one week, a 50% refund will be given up to the day before your attendance. Once the conference has started, refunds may only be given in exceptional circumstances. To request a refund, please email us at

April 24th, 2019 10:00 AM   to   April 26th, 2019 3:30 PM
Leeds Royal Armouries Museum
Armouries Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1LT
United Kingdom

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