Annual Conference

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CIfA2023 Nottingham

CIfA2023 Sustainable futures – standards, skills and the profession

19 – 21 April 2023
Crowne Plaza Nottingham Hotel + online

CIfA is delighted to announce that the CIfA2023 conference will be hosted from Wednesday, 19 April - Friday, 21 April 2023.

We intend to host CIfA2023 as a livestreamed conference, hosted live in Nottingham UK and streamed online. We hope this will offer attendees the same flexibility they experienced in 2022, but learn from our experiences to allow for the best digital user experience.

CIfA2023 will incorporate keynote addresses, wide-ranging sessions and training workshops in a live and virtual forum. Across 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.

CIfA2023 call for sessions

The call for sessions for CIfA2023 is now open. Please complete our application form to submit your session proposal. The deadline is 5pm on Monday, 10 October 2022

Our intention is to present all sessions live, with our AV team streaming all sessions via Zoom to remote attendees, allowing for conversation between digital attendees with each other and session presenters. All attendees (live and digital) will receive access to the online conference portal and we hope the portal will foster collaboration between our live and digital attendees.

We ask that sessions being proposed for conference be presented live in Nottingham. Portions being presented digitally will be considered on a pre-recorded basis.

Further information

Please see our conference FAQs for further information; this page will be updated as the conference approaches. If you have any additional questions or would like any more information on CIfA2023, 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: #CIfA2023.

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.


CIfA 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 CIfA you confirm you have read our CIfA online conference harassment page and understand that any form of harassment, discrimination and bullying is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.



CIfA 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