Annual Meeting

The Golden Gate Bridge. Courtesy San Francisco Travel Association photo.

AIA and SCS have been working on detailed plans for our 2022 joint Annual Meeting based on the results of our recent survey. The meeting will take place January 5-8, in San Francisco, CA. Since 60% of respondents expressed a preference for a hybrid meeting, we are planning for our first ever hybrid conference. This means speakers will be able to present in person in San Francisco or remotely in each session, and attendees will be able to attend sessions in the hotel or virtually. This is an ambitious undertaking, and some elements of the conference cannot easily have a hybrid format; for example, social events will need to be either in person or virtual. However, we aim to make the meeting as hybrid as is feasible given logistics, costs, and staff capacity. We anticipate a two-tier scale of registration rates, with virtual attendance costing less than in person attendance.

There are many details still to be worked out, so please bear with us and we will update you in the Fall. Full details will be sent out to all accepted AIA presenters and session organizers in late September when the preliminary program is posted.

Hotel Reservations Now Open!

The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is the official hotel for the 2022 Annual Meeting and will host the exhibit hall, all academic sessions, the opening night reception, and most related events.  Additional rooms are available at the Parc 55 Hotel across the street at a discounted rate through October 31st. Please check the Hotel and Travel page for details.

2022 Meeting Submissions

The deadline for colloquia, workshop, and open session paper or poster presentations has now passed. Notifications for August submissions will be sent out by the end of September. The preliminary academic program will be posted online in early October.

Lightning Session and Roundtable submissions will be accepted through November 15th. Please review the Call for Papers and submission forms prior to submitting.

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

As previously announced, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 Joint Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the Society for Classical Studies (SCS) was a virtual event. The meeting was held over six days from January 5-10.

The full program and abstracts are still available on the virtual meeting site and can be accessed through any web browser by going to https://aia-scs-2021.secure-platform.com/a/.  Session recordings were available through February 20th and have now been removed. We are contacting session organizers for permission to re-post the recordings on the AIA YouTube channel. unless the presenter or organizer opted out of posting their presentation. You will need to log in with the email and password you provided at the time you registered.  Sharing login information with non-registered individuals is prohibited. 

The exhibit gallery also remains available to browse.  Be sure to check for the most recent publications and offerings and special discounts available to registrants. Our virtual platform provider (OpenWater) has also produced a guide for attendees to help you navigate the platform and get the most out of the meeting.


Future Meeting Locations

  • 2022 (Jan 5-8 ) – San Francisco, CA
  • 2023 (Jan 5-8 ) – New Orleans, LA
  • 2024 (Jan 4-7 ) – Chicago, IL
  • 2025 (Jan 2-5 ) – Philadelphia, PA

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