2014 AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting - Chicago, IL
The 2014 AM will be held in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel from January 2-5. The discounted group rate of $129 USD per night, plus taxes will be offered on New Year’s Eve. It may indeed be cold in January, but Chicago is certainly a great place to ring in the New Year!
Schedule of Events
The Preliminary Schedule of Events is now available on the Program page. The Academic Program will begin in the morning on Friday, January 3, and end before noon on Sunday, January 5. The Public Lecture and Opening Night Reception, a number of AIA committee meetings (including the Governing Board Meeting), and other special events will be held throughout the day on Thursday, January 2.
Lightning Session Deadline Extended!
The Program Committee has extended the deadline for Lightning Session proposals to Sunday, November 24th. Lightning Session participants deliver a 5-minute talk on their current research, a specific case-study, or methodological problem to an interdisciplinary audience and get feedback from a wide variety of colleagues, with an emphasis on interaction and networking. This fast-paced, informal session will accomodate 12 participants over the course of 3 hours. Submit your proposal today:
Future AIA and APA Joint Annual Meetings:
2014 AM in Chicago, IL from January 2-5
2015 AM in New Orleans, LA from January 8-11
2016 AM in San Francisco, CA from January 7-10
2017 AM in Toronto, Canada from January 5-8
About the Conference
The AIA and APA 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
Programming for the AM is skillfully crafted by the Program for the Annual Meeting Committees of both organizations. Combined with the offerings of the APA program and receptions of affiliated groups, attendees chose from 300 events, including:
Dedicated Undergraduate Session
Presidential Plenary Session
Professional Development Sessions
Job Placement Services
Affiliated Group Receptions and Meetings
Interest Group Meetings
Public Lecture and Opening Night Reception
AIA Archaeology Fair
An extensive Exhibit Hall
Beginning Career Professionals Cocktail Networking Hour
About the Institutes
The Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
The AIA is North America's oldest and largest organization devoted to the world of archaeology. The nonprofit institute was founded in 1879 and today the AIA has over 220,000 subscribing members and 109 Local Societies in the United States, Canada, and overseas. The American Journal of Archaeology is one of the world's most distinguished and widely distributed peerreviewed archaeological journals. It was founded in 1885 and is a leader in ground-breaking articles on archaeology and thoughtful book and museum exhibition reviews. Circulation reaches more than 50 countries. Our award-winning popular magazine, ARCHAEOLOGY (available on newsstands and in bookstores nation-wide), has been committed to bringing the excitement of archaeological discovery to a popular audience for over 60 years. The AIA has further promoted archaeological studies by founding research centers and schools in seven countries, including the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, the School of Classical Studies at the American Academy in Rome, the American Schools of Oriental Research, and others.
American Philological Association (APA)
Founded in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," the APA 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. The AIA and APA Joint Annual Meeting is the meeting of the year for anyone interested in Classical Antiquity.
MembershipProfessional and student Members of the AIA, along with Corresponding Members, are the core of the Institute. Membership is required to apply for fellowships and grants, utilize the placement service, and present at the Annual Meeting. The AIA continues to look for ways to help support the archaeological community.
Interest GroupsAIA Members have created Interest Groups focusing on specific issues and topics in archaeology. These groups provide a forum for discussion among students and scholars. The IGs also meet each year at our Annual Meeting and often propose papers and sessions to the Program Committee.
Find an IG to suit your interests
ProfessionalsA Professionals section to learn more about Fieldnotes, Placement Services, Fellowships/Grants, Student Affairs, AIA Code of Professional Standards and Ethics
The photo used througout the Annual Meeting site is by Jens Haas. It pictures the Classical Studies Graduate Program at Columbia University's APAHA excavation at Stabiae, Italy.