Evening chat + career shift discussion and guidance

 Registration is closed for this event
Come to our regular gathering of CIfA members, combining the networking of live events with archaeological topics.


Zoom details have now been sent out for this event - if you have registered and not received these, please check your junk mail folder or contact us via conference@archaeologists.net


Comments on social media, such as during the Heritage Chat on Twitter, have highlighted how much people are missing the everyday networking opportunities which have been halted due to lockdown procedures. We know nothing can really beat the cross-organisational networking that happens in the break room, but we are trying to fill that gap.

Join us for an evening chat, from 18:00 until 18:45. Expand your social network from the comfort of your own home or wherever you are currently located, and perhaps chat with some people on Zoom other than your daily contacts! We will set up a series of break-out rooms for people to join and go from there.

CIfA staff will also be joining in on the conversations, so feel free to say hi! Please bear in mind: this is something new we are trying out. If you can think of ways to improve the process, let us know and we will see what we can do! This will be completely free with up to 100 spaces available.


  • CIfA accreditation and assessing ethical competence
    The way we assess competence for CIfA applications is changing, with changes to the criteria we use to assess applications for Practitioner, Associate and Member grades as well as the introduction of a professional review for Member applications. The changes will come in from April next year so if you’re planning to upgrade your membership, this is an opportunity to find out more about the new requirements and the support that will be available to help you make a successful application. And if you know someone who isn’t a CIfA member and is thinking of applying, why not invite them along as well!

  • Informal neurodiversity network            
    Over the past year CIfA has been attempting to raise awareness of neurodiversity and archaeology. Through training events, social media campaigns, tea breaks and lived experiences we’d tried highlight the different ways we can support each other and our colleagues to be able to work at their best, but has this made a difference? At this evening tea break we’d like to have a look back over the year and see if things have changed in any way. We’d also like to look at the year ahead and find out what you think we could do next. If you can’t make it but would like to be added to our informal email group to get future info please contact alex.llewellyn@archaeologists.net


Following our evening chat, we'll be continuing with a career shift discussion from 7pm:

  • Career shift discussion and guidance
    After the success of our first career shift discussion, join us following our Evening chat to meet with others who have either have changed careers, or are currently in the process of a career shift, or are returning to archaeology after a break. We’ll also be discuss the creation of resources that may assist in your career transition and if there may be any interest in hosting regular catch ups. For this discussion, you're certainly welcome to join the evening chat or just log into the Zoom session at 7pm for the discussion.

Additional info
The event start/end times indicated below are for Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC + 0). This meeting will take place on Zoom; the link for the meeting will be sent out the hour before the meeting starts.


Future tea break or evening discussion topics

If you have any suggestions, thoughts or ideas for topics that you think would make interesting discussions for future tea or lunch breaks, we'd love to hear from you! Please click here to send us your thoughts or suggestions.

December 2nd, 2021 6:00 PM (BST/UTC+1)   to   8:00 PM (BST/UTC+1)