IfA 2015 The future of your profession
Dates: Wednesday 15 April to Friday 17 April 2015
Venue: Mercure Holland hotel, Cardiff
Call for sessions
The theme of the conference is provided below, but not all sessions have to fit that particular bill... if you have a great idea for any of the session types which does not quite cover our futures theme, send it in and it will be considered alongside other proposals.
To propose a session, please complete our session proposal form. The deadlines for returning the proposal form are listed below. please read all the information on the sessions call webpages at
Conference theme: The future of your profession
The IfA’s Strategic plan 2010-2020 beings with an objective to increase understanding of the role of archaeologists in society and to improve our status. This conference theme allows us all to think about that role and how it may develop over time, and we are looking for sessions which tackle the subject head on. What do you think the future holds for your profession? What will the public and our clients want from archaeologists? Whom will we be working alongside? How will we be commissioned? What techniques will we be using? Who are the archaeologists of the future, and how will they differ from those of today and yesterday? What should Generation Y be learning so they can succeed in being the archaeological leaders of the future? What do you think the newly Chartered Institute for Archaeologists should be doing to inspire the profession? Are we thinking radically enough?
These are all questions we are hoping you will address at our 2015 annual conference and training event…. Located in Cardiff and running over three days (from 15 to 17 April 2015), the event will include at least ten research sessions and five discussion seminars, along with CPD training workshops, fringe events, excursions and networking opportunities. The content of the discussions, debates and training is up to you - can you inspire the profession and help archaeologists determine our own fate? Have you got an insight into how archaeological methodology may evolve, and the impact such changes may have on our job? What training can you offer which might prepare us a bit better for the archaeological profession of the future.