WAC holds or sponsors events around the world. Learn more about our events below:

WAC International Congresses

WAC International Congresses are held every four years. Sessions also focus on contemporary archaeological practice and political matters with opportunities for participants to share strategies of stewardship and develop inclusive policies. Congresses are open to both members and non-members.

  • WAC-1 (Southampton, England).
  • WAC-2 (Barquisimeto, Venezuela).
  • WAC-3 (New Delhi, India).
  • WAC-4 (Cape Town, South Africa).
  • WAC-5 (Washington DC, USA).
  • WAC-6 (Dublin, Ireland).
  • WAC-7 (Dead Sea, Jordan)
  • WAC-8 (Kyoto, Japan).

WAC Inter-Congresses

If you wish to propose an Inter-Congress at your affiliated institution, please notify any member of the WAC Executive.  For consideration for WAC funding, the proposal needs to reach the WAC Executive by January of the previous year of the proposed Inter-Congress.  For example, you need to submit a proposal of an Inter-Congress to be held in the year 2012 by January 2011.  Please note that you need to be a WAC member to propose an Inter-Congress.

Guidelines for preparing a proposal for a World Archaeological Congress Inter-Congress (PDF)

Inter-Congresses are held between the major International Congresses convened by WAC every four years. Inter-Congresses bring together archaeologists to explore issues of interest. They are organised by members of WAC regional electoral colleges.

Recent WAC Inter-Congresses:

WAC Symposia and Workshops

WAC Workshop: Archaeology & Local Communities, 18 November, 2008 (Spanish), Medellín, Colombia (Spanish)

Cultural Heritage, Social Justice And Ethical Globalisation, 28-29th Septermber, 2007, Adelaide, Australia