CIfA2022: Annual Conference

27 – 29 April 2022
Apex City of Bath Hotel + online

CIfA is delighted to announce that the CIfA2022 conference will be hosted from Wednesday, 27 April - Friday, 29 April 2022.

Encouraged by the success of our first digital conference in 2021 and the gradual safe return to live events, we intend to offer our 2022 conference as an integrated live and digital conference experience. Our hope is that our hybrid programme will continue to encourage the accessibility of the conference by offering the flexibility to attend online or in person at the Apex City of Bath Hotel, UK.

CIfA2022 will incorporate keynote addresses, wide-ranging sessions and training workshops in an integrated live and virtual forum. Across three days, we will discuss 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, attracting hundreds of participants across the heritage environment sector.


CIfA2022 call for sessions - making a difference: the value of archaeology

We are calling for proposals for discussion sessions, seminars, CPD workshops and experiences which aim to explore how archaeologists make a difference: to people's lives, to the practice of archaeology, to the places where we live, work and socialise and to our profession. We want these to showcase great archaeology, to stimulate debate, and to look at where archaeologists are generating new knowledge, understanding and contributing to the big questions of our time.

As CIfA2022 will be a hybrid conference, being hosted live in Bath UK as well as online, we can offer far more flexibility in 2022 in terms of session delivery, scope and duration. We’d welcome proposals for sessions that may be anywhere from 45 mins - 3 hours in length and sessions can be proposed for in person or digital delivery (either via Zoom or pre-recorded broadcast). 

To submit a session proposal for CIfA2022, please click here to download our proposal form.

The deadline for session proposals was Tuesday, 31 August 2021, but late proposals may still be accepted - if you are still interested in proposing a session, please contact us via:

The selection of sessions will take place in September. Proposers will be informed of the outcome of their submission in late September/early October. The Call for papers will then be circulated in October (subject to change) with a deadline in December. If you do have any questions about CIfA2022 or proposing a session, please do get in touch with us via


Further information

If you have any questions or would like any further information on CIfA2022, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on: Keep up to date with the latest conference news via our eBulletin and on social media: #CIfA2022.


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.



CIfA2022 is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, nationality, education, experience, career or speciality. By registering to attend CIfA2022 you confirm you have read our CIfA2022 online conference harassment page and understand that any form of harassment, discrimination and bullying is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.



CIfA2022 aims to be as accessible and inclusive as possible and further information on online conference accessibility can be found here. If you have any requests or suggestions for how we can make the conference more accessible for you, please do get in touch at