CIfA2024 Conference - Legacy

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There will be two full days of engaging content incorporating keynote addresses, wide-ranging sessions and training workshops in a live in-person environment.  If you are not available to attend in-person, do not worry you will have the option to watch the recorded content in your own time.

Our conference is the premier professional archaeological conference in the UK, attracting hundreds of participants across the heritage environment sector.


We are very excited to be able to hold CIfA2024 at the Crowne Plaza in Chester.


Full programme details can be found on the main conference homepage here.

Tuesday 23rd April 18:30 Drinks reception & dinner
17.30 Pre-conference Drinks  
Wednesday 24 April Thursday 25 April
08:00 Registration & refreshments 08:00 Registration & refreshments
09:00 Welcome & main plenary 09:00 Breakout sessions
10:30 Tea & coffee break 10:30 Tea & coffee break
11:00 Breakout session 12:30 Lunch
12:30 Lunch 13:30 Breakout sessions
13:30 Breakout session 15:00 Tea & coffee break
15:00 Tea & coffee break 15:30 Breakout sessions
15:30 Breakout session 16:30 Closing keynote plenary
17:00 Conference ends 17:00 Conference ends

Social Programme

Pre-conference Activity - Chester Castle - Tuesday 23rd April 15.00

English Heritage have kindly offered to do a private group tour of Chester Castle the day prior to the start of our annual conference.  Normally open only at weekends, the castle will be opened by their team of volunteers led by Volunteer Manager, Gary Ashby. The tour will start at 15.00 on Tuesday 23 April, this is a ticketed activity and can be booked via a link in your conference confirmation email once your place at the conference is registered.

Pre-conference Social - The Cornerhouse Pub - Tuesday 23rd April 17.30
We would like to invite all delegates to join us for social drinks at The Cornerhouse Pub in Chester for an informal pre-conference gathering.  It is free to attend and there is no need to book, drinks and food can be directly purchased from the pub.


Drinks Reception & Dinner - The Guild Chester - Wednesday 24th April 18.30
We would like to invite all delegates to attend a relaxed evening of networking, music and enjoyment including a drinks reception and sumptuous buffet at the grand Guild Hall in Chester.  Please book your place for £29 per person which includes an arrival drink, dinner and music.



Early bird registration will be available until the end of January 2024. Fees will be increased after that date until registration closes.


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, 2024 8:00 AM (BST/UTC+1)   to   May 31st, 2024 5:00 PM (BST/UTC+1)
Crown Plaza Chester
Trinity St
Chester, CH1 2BD
United Kingdom

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