Annual Meeting AIA Academic Program

Please reference the AIA and SCS Preliminary Schedule of Events below or click here to view the AIA Preliminary Academic Program (PDF).  The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held in New Orleans, LA from January 8–11.  The Academic Program will begin on Friday, January 9. 
 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
*by invitation

7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. AIA President's Reception *

Thursday, January 8, 2015
*by invitation

9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.  AIA Finance Committee Meeting
9:00 a.m.–10.15 a.m. 

AIA Professional Responsibilities Committee Meeting

11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  AIA Governing Board Meeting *
12:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.  Annual Meeting Registration
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.  AIA Governing Board Luncheon *
2:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall and Lounge Area Open
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.  AIA Professional Development Session
5:15 p.m.–5:45 p.m.  AIA Volunteer Orientation & Tour
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.  AIA Audit Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.  AIA Conservation and Site Preservation Committee Meeting
5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.  American Journal of Archaeology Advisory Board Meeting
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.  AIA Public Lecture
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.  Joint AIA and SCS Opening Night Reception 
9:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

AIA Beginning Career Professionals Cocktail Networking
Hour Open to Graduate, Doctorial and Post-Doc Students

Friday, January 9, 2015
*by invitation

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Fellowships Committee Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Governance Committee Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Roman Provincial Archaeology Interest Group Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:30 a.m.  AIA Society Representatives Breakfast *
7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  Speaker Ready Room
7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.  Annual Meeting Registration
7:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Volunteer Check-in
8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.  AIA and SCS Morning Academic Sessions
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall and Lounge Area Open
10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. AIA and SCS Mid-day Afternoon Sessions
10:45 a.m.–3:00 p.m.  AIA and SCS Poster Session
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA Ancient Painting Interest Group Meeting
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA Etruscan Interest Group Meeting
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA Geospatial Studies Interest Group Meeting
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA Gold Medal Committee Meeting
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA Student Affairs Interest Group Meeting
1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.  AIA and SCS Afternoon Academic Sessions
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.  AIA Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.  AIA Lightning Session
8:00 p.m.–9:30 p.m. AIA President's Circle Dinner *

Saturday, January 10, 2015
*by invitation

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Lecture Program Committee Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Museums and Exhibitions Committee Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Marine Archaeology Interest Group Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Medieval and Post-Medieval Archaeology in Greece
Interest Group Meeting
7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.  Speaker Ready Room
7:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Annual Meeting Registration
7:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  Volunteer Check-in
8:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.  AIA and SCS Morning Academic Sessions
9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.  Exhibit Hall and Lounge Area Open
10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.  AIA and SCS Mid-day Afternoon Sessions 
12:15 p.m.–1:45 p.m. Joint AIA and APA Roundtable Discussion Groups 
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m. AIA Cultural Heritage Policy Committee Meeting
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA European Archaeology Interest Group Meeting
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m. AIA Societies Committee Meeting
12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA Women in Archaeology Interest Group Meeting
1:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.  AIA and SCS Afternoon Academic Sessions 
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.  AIA Council Meeting *
8:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.   AIA Norton Society Reception *

Sunday, January 11, 2015
*by invitation

7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Personnel Committee Meeting
7:00 a.m.–8:00 a.m.  AIA Near Eastern Archaeology Interest Group Meeting
7:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Speaker Ready Room
7:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m. Volunteer Check-in
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  Annual Meeting Registration
8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall and Lounge Area Open
8:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.  AIA and SCS Morning Academic Sessions
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m AIA Coroplastics Interest Group Meeting
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.  AIA Graduate Student Paper Award Committee Meeting
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.  AIA Outreach and Education Committee Meeting
11:00 a.m.–11:45 a.m.  AIA Program for the Annual Meeting Committee Meeting
11:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.  AIA Mid-day Afternoon Academic Sessions
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  SCS Mid-day Afternoon Academic Sessions
1:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m.  SCS-only Afternoon Academic Session

 

About the Meeting

The AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting (AM) brings together professional and vocational archaeologists and classicists from around the world to share the latest developments from the field. This well-attended conference is the largest and oldest established meeting of archaeologists and classical scholars in North America.

The AM has grown tremendously over the past decade not only in attendance, but also in the scope of papers presented, demographic of attendees, and focus on professional development, cultural heritage management, new technologies and other topics of critical importance to the field. Each January more than 3,000 attendees from over 35 countries and nearly every state in the union attend this Joint Annual Meeting, allowing for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between top professionals in the field, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as archaeology enthusiasts, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine subscribers, and AIA local society members.

Programming for the AM is skillfully crafted by the Program for the Annual Meeting Committees of both organizations. Combined with the offerings of the SCS program, the Academic Programs include:

Joint Sessions
Open Sessions
Colloquia
Workshops
Round-table Discussions
Joint Poster Session
Lightning Session
Dedicated Undergraduate Session
Presidential Plenary Session
Professional Development Sessions

AIA Program & Abstract Book

All AIA Annual Meeting attendees will receive the printed AIA Program in New Orleans at no charge along with their registration materials. The Abstracts book can be purchased through the online registration system or at the Customer Service Desk in the Registration Area on-site.

Members who do not attend the meeting may purchase a copy of the AIA Program for $8 and the Abstracts book for $12 (plus $5 S&H) by sending a request to Kevin Mullen, Director of Circulation and Fulfillment, at kmullen@aia.bu.edu or 617-353-8711, or by ordering online below.

Purchase the 2013-2015 Programs and Abstract Books online