25 – 29 April 2022
Apex City of Bath Hotel + online
CIfA is delighted to announce that the CIfA2022 conference will be hosted from Monday, 25 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 week-long 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 the week of the conference, 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 is trialling an entirely digital programme to reduce our conference carbon footprint. Please find the programme linked here.
Our aim is 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 our sessions 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.
Bookings for CIfA2022 are now closed.
Find out more about the CIfA digital events platform.
In moving to a hybrid format for the CIfA 2022 conference, our aim is that our programme will improve the accessibility of the conference, whilst shielding participants; particularly those who may be at risk or vulnerable, from COVID-19.
To find out more about the bursaries that have been awarded as well as the generous sponsors behind them, please see the bursary page.
Cadence, our online conference platform, provides a forum for participants to socialise while attending the conference remotely. For those attending in Bath, there will be a drinks reception and optional dinner on Wednesday evening. For further information on the live social programme, please click here.
Travel and accommodations
Great Western Railways offers £41 return tickets from London Paddington to Bath Spa for conference delegates.
- confirmation of conference attendance is required to purchase this fare
- the conference fares are only available to delegates. You will be asked to produce a confirmation by the train manager
- conference fares are available from most stations on the GWR network
- outbound tickets are fixed, times and dates cannot be changed. The return journey is fully flexible
- conference fares are only available via GWR.com
Accommodation in Bath is varied, but limited. Please book your accommodation soon to ensure you are not left disappointed. We have an accommodation booking site through Visit Bath, but this is by no means a complete list. There are a number of hotels, B&Bs, and hostels. Additionally, Bristol is a 10 minute train ride away.
Terms and Conditions
All registered conference attendees have agreed to fairly rigorous terms and conditions as part of the registration process. These relate to CIfA's anti-harassment policies as well as COVID health and safety. If you need to refresh yourself on the T&Cs, please review them here.
Please see our conference FAQs for further information. If you have any additional questions or would like any more information on CIfA2022, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on: firstname.lastname@example.org Keep up to date with the latest conference news via our eBulletin and on social media: #CIfA2022.
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.
- 2021 - Online - Promoting the profession
- 2020 - Cancelled due to COVID-19
- 2019 - Leeds - Archaeology: values, benefits and legacies
- 2018 - Brighton - Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation
- 2017 - Newcastle - Archaeology: a global profession
- 2016 - Leicester - Archaeology in Context
- 2015 - Cardiff - The future of your profession
- 2014 - Glasgow - Research in Practice
- 2013 - Birmingham - Making Waves
- 2012 - Oxford - Working in Partnership
- 2011 - Reading - Understanding Significance
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 email@example.com.