CIfA2018 Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation

Annual training event and conference

25 to 27 April 2018, Brighton Racecourse

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The theme for our 2018 Conference is Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation. The event will provide an opportunity for heritage professionals to discuss, consider and learn about ways in which the archaeological profession can work together - and with others - to develop innovative and exciting projects that have wide reaching benefit and become ‘greater than the sum of their parts’.

CIfA2018 information

Getting to Brighton Race course
Brighton Race Course is situated just outside the city centre, and approximately a 30-minute bus ride from the train station on the number 22 bus, you need to get off at the top of Race Hill, near the hospital. Alternatively, the number 2 bus leaves from North Street (Stop B), a 15-minute walk from the station and a 10-minute bus ride.

There is also free parking at the venue and park and rides outside the city.

Live streaming

With help from Doug Rocks-Macqueen and his team from Landward Research Ltd we will be live streaming three sessions at CIfA2018. See below for more information. Doug will also be recording a number of other sessions which will be available to view after the conference.

  • Opening address: Wednesday 25 April, 11:00 - 13:00. Live stream link
  • Whose archaeology is it? Part I: Wednesday 25 April, 14:00 - 17:30 (there will be a 30 minute break between 15:30 - 16:00). Live stream link
  • Plenary session: Friday 27 April, 14:00 - 15:30. Live stream link


Bookings are now closed. You can still attend the conference if you turn up on the day, please go to the registration desk to register. Please note we will not be able to include you in the catering numbers so you might not be able to have lunch.

Workshops To book for the Write here! Write now! workshop on Thursday please go to the booking page. Please make sure you book your place at the main conference before booking the workshop.

Excursions There are three excursions taking place during the conference on Thursday 26 April. More information about these can be found on the CIfA2018 Excursions page. Delegates are advised to reserve places in advance by emailing conference [at]

Conference Bursaries Closed.

  • Hal Dalwood Memorial Conference Bursary Closed.

Evening events Closed.

Venue Brighton Racecourse, Freshfield Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 9XZ. For accessibility information click here - please note the Winning Post room has 5 steps down to it.

We expect all conference delegates to be aware of and to abide by our Equal Opportunities policy

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