This is a meeting not to be missed.
The AIA and SCS Joint Annual Meeting (AM) brings together professional and vocational archaeologists and classicists from around the world to share the latest developments from the field. This well-attended conference is the largest and oldest established meeting of classical scholars and archaeologists in North America.
The AM has grown tremendously over the past decade not only in attendance, but also in the scope of papers presented, demographic of attendees, and focus on professional development, cultural heritage management, new technologies and other topics of critical importance to the field. Each January more than 3,000 attendees from over 30 countries and nearly every state in the union attend this Joint Annual Meeting, allowing for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between top professionals in the field, post-doctoral, graduate, and undergraduate students, as well as archaeology enthusiasts, ARCHAEOLOGY magazine subscribers, and AIA local society members. In their entirety, our attendees represent over 700:
Colleges & Universities
Funding Agencies & Trusts
Magazines, Journals, Newspapers, University Presses, and other Scholarly Publications
Cultural Resource Management Companies
Archaeological Research Centers
Museums and Research Institutes
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.
Our attendees are key decision-makers in the selection of a wide variety of textbooks, software, products, and services for their affiliated universities, organizations, and institutions. The conference brings together professional and vocational archaeologists, classicists, art historians, epigraphers, and anthropologists from around the world to share the latest developments from the field.
The AM has the distinction of being the largest and oldest established meeting of classical scholars and archaeologists in the world, with attendance numbers that range from 2,200 to more than 3,000. We are proud that the AM continues to maintain its importance amongst industry leaders.
About the AIA:
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The Institute is a not-for-profit group founded in 1879 and chartered by the United States Congress in 1906. Today, the AIA has nearly 250,000 members belonging to more than 100 Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas. The organization is unique because it counts among its Members professional archaeologists and corresponding members, students, and many others from all walks of life. This diverse group is united by a shared passion for archaeology and its role in furthering human knowledge. The AIA exists to promote archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past worldwide. The Institute is committed to preserving the world's archaeological resources and cultural heritage for the benefit of people in the present and in the future. Believing that greater understanding of the past enhances our shared sense of humanity and enriches our existence, the AIA seeks to educate people of all ages about the significance of archaeological discovery.
About Society for Classical Studies (SCS):
Founded as the American Philological Association in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," the SCS is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers, and interested lay people.