About the 2020 AIA & SCS Joint Annual Meeting (January 2-5)

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 Washington, DC, January 2–5, 2020. 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. The online submission system for the 2020 Annual Meeting is now open.  Please review the Call for Papers for complete submission details. 

Each year, attendees 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.   

If you are interested in hosting a reception or business meeting, university alumni event or open house at the Annual Meeting, or would like to publicize your organization, publications, or field school through advertising or exhibiting, please contact Kevin Mullen (kmullen@archaeological.org).

Future AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meetings

2021 Chicago, IL (January 2-5)
2022 San Francisco, CA (January 5-8)
2023 New Orleans, LA ((January 5-8)
2024 Chicago, IL (January 4-7)
2025 Philadephlia, PA (January 2-5)

 info coming soon

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 Marketing and Professional Services
Archaeological Institute of America
Direct: (857) 305-9353
Fax: (857) 233-4270

Outreach & Education and Site Preservation information:
Ben Thomas
Director of Programs
Archaeological Institute of America
Direct: (857) 305-9359
Fax: (857) 233-4270

Governing Board, Council, Committee and Interest Group meetings:
Samantha Craig
Development and Governance Coordinator
Archaeological Institute of America
Direct: (857) 305-9358
Fax: (857) 233-4270


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