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

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.


Please go to our Eventbrite page to book.
Please note the delegate ticket price includes attendance at the conference, refreshments and lunch, plus the wine reception. You will need to book social evening tickets separately through Eventbrite when booking your delegate ticket. You will need to book your own accommodation.

Don't forget your 10% discount code if you are a CIfA member and work for a CIfA Registered Organisation!

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 In 2018 there will be two opportunities to apply for bursaries to help with the cost of attending Conference.

  • Hal Dalwood Memorial Conference Bursary - the Hal Dalwood Memorial Fund has been set up to provide an annual bursary to enable an early career archaeologist of any age to attend the CIfA conference. Contributions to the fund have also been made by several CIfA members and other archaeologists. The bursary will aim to cover conference attendance, travel and accommodation. It is open to those in the first ten years of their career in archaeology. Please complete the Hal Dalwood Conference Bursary form and send it to conference [at] Katie Roper, who was awarded the Hal Dalwood Bursary for 2017, shares her experience of the award in her My CPD diary.

  • CIfA’s conference bursary scheme - offers assistance of up to £100 to help with fees or travel bursaries for members who are students, unemployed or on a low income. Please complete the Bursary request form and send it to conference [at] to be considered.

Evening events Don't forget to book your social evening events, we have a conference dinner on Wednesday (£30). The buffet with DJ on Thursday (£15) is now SOLD OUT. You can still come along just for the disco from 9pm. The wine reception is free to all and does not require booking. More details, including menus can be found here

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.

Sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities

The Conference also offers opportunities for businesses and organisations to promote their work to the archaeological sector. In recent years our exhibition hall has proven to be a great success and there has been a high demand for space.

Opportunities include

  • Sponsoring a session, workshop, excursion or social event
  • Exhibition stands in our main conference hall
  • Advertise in the conference programme or pack

Please complete the booking form sponsorship, exhibition or advertising opportunities and return it to conference [at] If you would like to discuss this in more details please call us on 0118 9662841.

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