About the 2017 AIA & SCS Joint Annual Meeting (January 5-8)

The Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) (formerly known as the American Philological Association) will take place in Toronto, Ontario, January 5–8, 2017. Meeting registration and hotel reservation information will be posted in late summer.

Sessions exploring artifacts, art, social systems, fashion, cooking vessels, trade networks, shipwrecks, architecture, inscriptions, and archaeological research methods of the classical and New World will be offered. You may still review the program for the 2016 Annual Meeting (AIA Program or SCS Program). 

The AM's conference app allows attendees to create custom schedules from both the AIA and SCS programs. In addition to the nearly 100 sessions offered, attendees can interact with presenters in a one-on-one forum at the poster session or roundtables. The Call for Papers is closed for the 2017 AM; however, we welcome submissions for roundtable discussions and for the Lightning Session until mid-November. Click here for submission details

Visit the Exhibit Hall to shop for books from specialty publishers, learn about tours and trips, meet with nonprofits and institutes, and explore new technologies. Network with peers at the Public Lecture, the Opening Night Reception, or at special events hosted by affiliated groups and institutes in the evenings. For those seeking or advertising a position, career services are offered onsite.   

To learn more about grants and fellowships, national lectures and society events in your area, and ways to be involved in advocacy and outreach initiatives, visit us at the AIA Kiosk in the Exhibit Hall.

To host a reception at the AM or a business meeting, university alumni event or open house, or to publicize your organization, publications or field school through advertising or exhibiting, please contact the AIA at kmullen@aia.bu.edu.

Future AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meetings

2017 AM in Toronto, Canada January 5-8
2018 AM in Boston, MA January 4-7
2019 AM in San Diego, California January 7-10

About the Conference

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 classical scholars and archaeologists 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 nearly 3,000 attendees from over 30 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. In their entirety, our attendees represent over 700:

Colleges & Universities
Educational Institutions
Funding Agencies & Trusts
Government Agencies
Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, University Presses, and other Scholarly Publications
Cultural Resource Management Companies
Non-profit Organizations
International Institutes
Archaeological Research Centers
Museums and Research Institutes

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 and receptions of affiliated groups, attendees chose from 300 events, including:

Open Sessions
Round-table Discussions
Poster Sessions
Lightning Session
Dedicated Undergraduate Session
Presidential Plenary Session
Professional Development Sessions
Networking Opportunities

Job Placement Services
Affiliated Group Receptions and Meetings
Committee Meetings
Interest Group Meetings
Public Lecture and Opening Night Reception
AIA Archaeology Fair
An extensive Exhibit Hall
Beginning Career Professionals Cocktail Networking Hour

Contact Us

Academic Program, Abstract Book, Exhibit Hall, and General Annual Meeting Information: 
Kevin Mullen
Director of Circulation and Fulfillment
Archaeological Institute of America
Direct: 617-353-8711
Fax: 617-353-3408

Outreach & Education and Site Preservation information:
Ben Thomas
Director of Programs
Archaeological Institute of America
Direct: 617-353-8708
Fax: 617-353-6550

Governing Board, Council, Committee and Interest Group meetings:
Elizabeth Christian
Governance Coordinator
Archaeological Institute of America
Direct: 617-353-9361
Fax: 617-353-6550


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