NZ and Australia Archaeological Conference 2018

AAA is excited to announce initial details and important dates for the 2018 AAA Annual Conference!

This year the conference will be a jointly organised conference with the New Zealand Archaeological Association (NZAA) to be held at the University of Auckland, in Auckland, New Zealand 28 November – 1 December, with pre conference workshops and post conference trips to be announced.

The AAA Annual Conference is THE annual event for archaeologists; where our members and non-members, get together, present papers and posters and communicate the latest archaeological discoveries. AAA has about 600 members and the Annual Conference typically attracts about 400 to 500 delegates from Australia and overseas.

We are currently working hard on getting some affordable registration, accommodation and travel deals for members, and will announce details soon.  Sponsorship packages are also being developed with the goal of acknowledging the important role that sponsors provide and maximising their visibility.


Key dates –

9 April                                                 first call for sessions

18 May                                                session call closes

11 June                                               first call for papers

20 July                                                papers submission closes

10 August                                          confirmation of papers / authors

12 October                                        end of Early Bird Registration

28 November -1 December          conference

2-3 December                                   post Conference field trip

If you need further information at this time please email Boone Law at and be sure and check this space for developments.


We look forward to seeing everyone for an exciting time in New Zealand!