Annual Meeting

The Golden Gate Bridge. Courtesy San Francisco Travel Association.

The 2022 AIA and SCS joint Annual Meeting will take place January 5-8, in San Francisco, CA. Based on feedback from our members and past attendees, the 2022 meeting will be a 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. 

Early Registration Deadline Approaching!

Registration is now open. Members can register for $255. Registration for the Virtual Meeting is $85. There are discounted rates for students, K-12 teachers, contingent faculty, and unemployed registrants. Note that all registrations for the in-person meeting also include full access to the virtual platform. Please check the Registration page for more details.

Hotel Reservations

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. Please check the Hotel and Travel page for details.

2022 Meeting Program

The Preliminary Academic Program is now available. Please note that the schedule is subject to change and all individuals should check back closer to the meeting to verify the date and time for any presentations they are interested in attending. We will be publishing the schedule for other events very soon.

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting

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  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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