CIfA2019 Archaeology: values, benefits, and legacies - Annual training event and conference

24 to 26 April 2019, Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds

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Our theme for the 2019 conference will provide a forum for delegates to discuss and explore ideas around social value, public benefit, and the creation of knowledge. It offers the opportunity to think about legacy and how the work we undertake now will impact on future generations – from inspiring future careers to learning lessons from our failures. We also want to consider how a multitude of stakeholders - archaeologists, policy makers, clients, the public - value our discipline: financially, politically and intellectually and to think about how effective we are in communicating that value through the stories we tell.

We are very excited to be able to hold CIfA2019 at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The museum is one of three the Royal Armouries has across the United Kingdom and cares for one of the most important national collections of arms and armour in the world. More information about the museum can be found using the links below

Draft conference programme and timetable


We are pleased to announce that bookings for conference registration are now open! Please use our new conference booking portal here.

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 when booking your delegate ticket. All details about our social programmes can be found here. You will need to book your own accommodation; details can be found below.

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

Conference Bursaries

In 2019 there will be two opportunities to apply for bursaries to help with the cost of attending Conference:

  • Hal Dalwood Trust Conference Bursary - The Hal Dalwood Trust 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. Please complete the Hal Dalwood bursary request form and sent it to conference [at] to be considered. Alistair Galt was awarded the Hal Dalwood Bursary for 2018; he shares his experience of the award in his 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. Edward Caswell, recipient of the CIfA conference bursary for 2018, reflects on his conference experience in his My CPD diary.
  • Accommodation

    We are able to offer discounted delegate rates on hotel accommodation through Conference Leeds. Please click here to book within one of our room blocks. This is by no means a complete list; should these not meet your needs, there are other hotels in Leeds.

    Sponsorship and promotion opportunities

    We have a variety of sponsorship, exhibition and promotion opportunities at the conference. Please find our display and sponsor booking form, including a listing of all available opportunities. Completed forms and all questions or concerns can be sent to conference [at]

    Chartered Institute for Archaeologists
    Power Steele Building, Wessex Hall
    Whiteknights Road, Earley,
    Reading RG6 6DE

    0118 966 2841
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