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.  Meeting registration and hotel reservation information will be posted in late summer.

Submission Deadlines Approaching

The August deadlines for the 2020 Annual Meeting are just days away. All workshop, open session paper, and posters submissions must be made online by Sunday, August 4, 2019 and Sunday, August 18, 2019 (with $25 fee). Submissions for roundtables and the lightning session will be accepted through November 15th.  The AIA does not accept mailed, emailed, or faxed abstracts. Please visit the Call for Papers page for more information.

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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