CIfA Annual Conference 2014

The 2014 conference has now passed, and was a great success! Our next conference will be in Cardiff from 15-17 April 2015.


Conference theme

The theme for the 2014 conference is Research in practice. Our conference theme will examine the concept of research across current archaeological practice, as well as highlighting how archaeologists contribute new knowledge to a wider understanding of the human past. The conference hopes to question how research practice has developed and to face the challenges often posed to heritage professionals regarding value, quality, dissemination and accessibility.

Dates and times

Wednesday 9 April to Friday 11 April

Our opening address will begin at 11am on Wednesday 9 April, and sessions will close at 4pm on Friday.

Day sessions usually start at 09:30 and run to 17:00, with a morning and afternoon tea break and lunch provided.


Our hosts for the 2014 conference are Marriott Glasgow (500 Argyle Street, Glasgow, Scotland G3 8RR). Situated in the heart of Glasgow, near to local amenities and travel links, the hotel will provide an excellent venue for our day programme.

Find out more information about the conference venue.

Sponsorship and displays

We are very pleased to say that our principal sponsors this year are Historic Scotland, alongside continued support from regular co-sponsors Towergate Insurance.

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