EAA Annual Meetings

The EAA Annual Meetings are the highlight of the EAA year, bringing together colleagues from all over Europe to discuss important issues in research, heritage management and commercial practice, ethics and theory, and the newest results of fieldwork. With over 3.000 delegates and 150+ sessions, the EAA Annual Meetings have grown to be an essential event on European archaeological scene. The omnipresent friendly atmosphere and lively social programme provide excellent opportunities for networking. Each Annual Meeting has its own character, not least in reflection of the national or local character of the venue - you can get sight of it at our past conferences overview including some filmed conference sessions. Come and share this unique experience with your colleagues this August at the current Annual Meeting or plan to attend one of EAA future Annual Meetings! For details how to plan your conference presentation or bidding to host an EAA Annual Meeting, please read the guidelines.

The official working language of the Association and the Annual Meetings is English. When EAA was founded this rule was embedded in the EAA Statutes. Presentations in major European languages other than English are not excluded. However, a PowerPoint presentation in English and an abstract in English are required. Invited key-note speakers and guest speakers to the Opening Ceremony frequently speak in their native language but simultaneous translation facilities must be provided.

EAA Annual Meetings aim to
- provide a forum for all sectors of the archaeological community
- maintain a similar but varied and developing profile and programme for each EAA AM (in close collaboration between the local AM Organiser, the EAA Executive Board and the EAA Secretariat)
- collate and present scientific research results; discuss professional experience, issues and developments in archaeological theory, practice, and heritage management and politics in Europe and globally; review the professional, cultural and social standing of archaeology as a profession and its role in the protection and promotion of cultural heritage
- bring together individuals working, or interested in archaeology from different social, professional, cultural and academic backgrounds to network and to strengthen personal and professional links
- consolidate and develop the work of EAA and its Members
- provide an open platform for communication and liaison with other international associations in the field of archaeology, archaeological heritage management and related disciplines
- recruit new Members to the EAA and to raise awareness of its work.