Annual Meeting

View of Washington, DC . (Courtesy

View of Washington, DC . (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, 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 is being updated for the 2020 Annual Meeting and will open shortly.

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 (

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