March 21, 2022
Dear AIA Community,
As you know, we’re always looking for ways to improve our programs to ensure they make the greatest impact. The changes we’re making to the National Lecture Program will provide a more robust program for members of our archaeological community like you by focusing on three key elements: accessibility, opportunity, and sustainability.
Opportunity – Restructuring the program will also allow us to create a pool of money that will be available to Societies in the form of grants that they can use to arrange local lectures. This grant opportunity would be in addition to the Society Outreach Grants and the International Archaeology Day Grants that we currently offer.
Sustainability – Finally, these changes will allow us, for the first time in a very long time, to fully support the program using the endowments that were created for it. Establishing a more sustainable National Lecture Program means we can continue to provide members with quality archaeological programming for the foreseeable future.
We hope you’re excited for what’s to come and we look forward to bringing the revised program to you this fall.
Laetitia La Follette
Rebecca W. King