Call for Sessions

Submissions are now invited for proposed sessions. We welcome session proposals, which must be linked to the conference theme, from any field of archaeological inquiry, including Indigenous archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural heritage management, rock art studies, maritime archaeology, archaeological science, and public archaeology.

Session organisers should provide a title and abstract (up to 200 words) for the proposed session and select the session format, which will run for 2 hours:

  • Standard Session – 6 presentations of 20 minutes each (including Q&A). Please provide an estimate of the number of standard sessions requested.
  • Lightning Round Session – 10 presentations of 10 mins each, followed by 20 minutes for Q&A or general discussion. Lightning round sessions were specifically requested by AAA2023 delegates to ensure no more than three concurrent sessions. These short papers are particularly well suited to the presentation of preliminary results, scientific analyses, heritage management projects, and sessions incorporating multiple presentations on the same overarching research project. Please provide an estimate of the number of lightning round sessions requested.
  • Workshop or Panel Session – may follow a range of formats and would be particularly suited to discussions of specific theme-related issues or methodologies. Please include principal aims in your abstract, and advise potential number of speakers, and any restrictions on numbers of participants.

Presenters may only present one oral paper during the conference, although they may be co-authors on other papers. This includes panellists and workshop convenors.

The lead session organiser and lead presenter must be AAA members and all session organisers and presenters must register to attend the conference by 16 August 2024.

To limit the number of parallel sessions, the conference committee will combine similar themes where necessary and will strive to achieve the widest possible diversity of session themes.

Session abstracts are due by 5pm AEST Friday 10 May 2024 Extended to Monday 13 May 2024.

We will announce the conference sessions that have been accepted on 17 May and issue a Call for Paper and Poster Abstracts on 24 May. Conference registrations will open on 31 May.

Presentation Protocols
Session organisers, presenters and delegates are reminded of the Association’s Code of Ethics regarding protocols for the presentation of any data and/or interpretations of data that relate to Indigenous culture. These protocols require all session organisers and presenters to ensure that full prior and informed consent to collect, record, and present data and interpretations relating to Indigenous cultural materials is obtained from Indigenous collaborators and/or owners of data before any paper is accepted into a session and subsequently presented at the conference, as either a spoken paper, workshop, panel or poster. We take this opportunity to reiterate that breaches of the Association’s Code of Ethics can result in the expulsion of members under section 32 of the Constitution.

For enquiries, please contact Julie Jerbic at or 0402 189 948.

Important Dates

Call for Sessions Opens

12 April 2024

Call for Sessions Closes

10 May 2024 Extended 13 May 2024

Session Acceptances Issued

17 May 2024

Call for Abstracts Opens

24 May 2024

Registration Opens

31 May 2024

Call for Abstracts Closes

21 June 2024 Extended to 28 June 2024

Subsidy Applications Open

28 June 2024

Abstract Acceptances Issued

26 July 2024

Subsidy Applications Close

9 August 2024

Subsidy Acceptances Issued

16 August 2024

Speaker Registration Deadline

16 August 2024

Draft Program Released

6 September 2024

Early Bird Closes

30 September 2024

Final Program Released

30 September 2024