CIfA2018 Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation

Annual training event and conference

25 to 27 April 2018, Brighton Racecourse

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The theme for our 2018 Conference is Pulling together: collaboration, synthesis, innovation. The event will provide an opportunity for heritage professionals to discuss, consider and learn about ways in which the archaeological profession can work together - and with others - to develop innovative and exciting projects that have wide reaching benefit and become ‘greater than the sum of their parts’.

Call for Papers – deadline 1 December 2017

We are now calling for papers from individuals, groups or organisations for the sessions set out in our Draft programme.

To submit a proposal for a paper

  • email the session organisers with the title of your paper and an abstract of up to 150 words.
  • Make sure you include your name and contact details in your submission,
  • Let them know if there are any days when you are unable to attend the conference

Sponsorship, exhibition and advertising opportunities

The Conference also offers opportunities for businesses and organisations to promote their work to the archaeological sector. In recent years our exhibition hall has proven to be a great success and so we now offer an early opportunity for you to let us know if you are interested in sponsorship, exhibition or advertising opportunities ranging from adding leaflets to bags and advertisements in the conference programme, to exhibiting in our main hall, sponsoring sessions and fringe events.
Please contact conference [at] for more information.


Bookings for early bird tickets are now OPEN! Please go to our Eventbrite page to book.
Delegate fees.
Don't forget your 10% discount code if you are a CIfA member and work for a CIfA Registered Organisation!

Evening events Don't forget to book your social evening events, we have a conference dinner on Wednesday (£30) and a buffet with DJ on Thursday (£15). You can also come along just for the disco. The wine reception is free to all and does not require booking. More details can be found here

Accommodation We are able to offer special delegate rates through VisitBrighton. Please click here to book.

Conference Bursaries

In 2018 there will be two opportunities to apply for bursaries to help with the cost of attending Conference.

Details of the Hal Dalwood Memorial Conference Bursary will be available shortly.

CIfA’s conference bursary scheme, which offers assistance of up to £100 to help with fees or travel bursaries for members who are students, unemployed or on a low income. Please complete the bursary request form and send it to conference [at] to be considered.

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