AAA/ASHA 2014 Joint Conference

Culture, Climate, Change: Archaeology in the Tropics

1–3 December 2014, Cairns, Queensland

We invite you to visit the tropics this year to participate in the joint Australian Archaeological Association/Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology annual conference. The conference will be hosted by James Cook University at the Pullman Cairns International. The conference theme is Culture, Climate, Change: Archaeology in the Tropics.

Early Bird Registration is now open and will close at COB Friday 15 August 2014.


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The conference will comprise three concurrent sessions each day. Functions include two days of pre-conference workshops and a Welcome Reception on the night before the conference starts, a Meet the Graduates event for students and recent graduates, slots for the annual general meetings of ASHA, AAA and AACAI and other groups (AO, AHA, AA, AIAA, ANCATL), lunchtime career advice workshops for students and recent graduates, an optional conference dinner on the last night of the conference and optional post-conference fieldtrips on the day after the conference concludes. See the Draft Program for a developing summary of the conference program or go to the conference home page for full details.

We have negotiated very favourable accommodation room rates for conference delegates at the Pullman Cairns International commencing from $159 per room per night for up to 3 adults. We encourage delegates to stay at the venue. The discounted rate needs to be booked during the registration process.

Registration fees include attendance at the Welcome Reception; morning and afternoon teas, and lunches every day of the conference as well as plenty of other snacks at social events; conference materials; and access to two days of FREE pre-conference workshops (Geochronology, Historical Tour of Cairns CBD, CV Workshop, How to Get Published in Archaeology Workshop, ARC Funding in Archaeology Workshop).

Remember that some of the workshops have limited numbers, so if you are keen to go to any of them get in and register for the conference sooner rather than later.

Further Information

Further details are available at:



Email Julie Jerbic at

We look forward to seeing you in December.

P.S. To celebrate the 37th annual conference of the Association the official hashtag for the conference will be #AAA37.