CIfA2021 online: Annual Conference


21 – 23 April 2021, online event

CIfA is delighted to announce that our annual conference will be hosted exclusively online from Wednesday, 21 April - Friday, 23 April 2021

CIfA2021 will incorporate keynote addresses, wide-ranging sessions and training workshops in a virtual forum and will discuss current professional issues, showcase new developments, and present research in archaeology and the wider heritage sector. Our conference is the premier professional archaeological conference in the UK, and attracts hundreds of participants over three days.

In moving to an online format for the CIfA 2021 conference, our hope is that our digital programme will improve the accessibility of the conference for all, whilst shielding participants; particularly those who may be at risk or vulnerable, from COVID-19.


CIfA2021 online is sponsored by Towergate Insurance


At CIfA2021 we will be looking to the future and asking what more can we do to promote the profession and our professionalism. Over the last decade we have defined new entry routes into archaeology and set out the career structures and competence requirements for professional archaeologists, but how can we maximise these to attract new, and diverse, talent and promote the value and quality of the work we do? Where can we further develop and reinforce the standards and good practice championed by the Institute to ensure we consistently understand and meet our professional obligation to deliver public benefit? And how, as a profession, can we better equip ourselves with the ethical and professional knowledge, skills and behaviours required in a changing, and challenging, environment? None of these are new concepts, but ones that we must all engage with.

Conference sessions and timetable


Sponsorship, exhibitors and advertising

We have a variety of sponsorship, advertising and promotional opportunities available for the CIfA2021 online conference. To find out more, please see our 2021 sponsorship, advertising and exhibitor brochure which details our packages, options and advertising opportunities in full. To enquire about any of the options in our brochure, or for any questions or further information, please contact us via:

Further information

Further information regarding conference pricing, and bursaries will be announced soon. However, if you do have any questions in the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact our team on:

Keep up to date with the latest conference news via our eBulletin and on social media: #CIfA2021.

Past conferences

Our annual conference has been held since CIfA formed in 1982. A list of recent conferences is shown below with links to the conference programme or (for more recent events) the conference webpages.