Annual Meeting

View of Washington, DC . (Courtesy
View of Washington, D.C. (Courtesy

The next 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, D.C., January 2–5, 2020. 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. 

Registration & Hotel Reservations Open

Registration is now open.  Registration grants you access to all sessions and the exhibit area, as well as access to discounted hotel rates. 

Be sure to book your room at the conference hotel to secure the discounted meeting rate of $159 (plus tax). Reservations must be made by December 17th to lock in that rate. Full details on the main and overflow hotel can be found in the Hotel and Travel section.

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 (

Future Meeting Locations

  • 2021 (Jan 7-10 ) – Chicago, IL
  • 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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