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General Information for All Annual Meetings

Every winter, the Society for Classical Studies holds a joint meeting with the Archaeological Institute of America. In addition to the presentation of individual papers and panels, features of the annual meeting include an exhibit hall for browsing and purchasing the latest books from a variety of publishers; roundtable discussion sessions; dramatic performances by the Committee on Ancient and Modern Performance; meetings and receptions of affiliated groups; and much more.

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NEW! SCS Donor List for Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020)

Meeting Registration


Special Event and Session Sign Up

  • The annual Career Networking Event will take place Thursday, January 7. You can sign up here.
  • Sign up for contigent faculty mentoring meet ups, organized by the SCS Contingent Faculty Committee, using this form.
  • Sign-up for the one seminar-style paper session is now active until December 1st. You can find more information and sign up here.


The following policies are linked to our annual meeting registration form:

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  • We have funding available to support free registration for graduate students, contingent faculty, and unemployed scholars. You can apply for a registration subvention until November 15 using this form (form now closed).
  • Although the meeting is virtual, we realize that many attendees will require childcare or dependent care in order to attend and that financial support for caregiving is still necessary. To apply for a childcare / dependent care stipend, you can fill out this form by December 15 (deadline recently extended).
  • If you'd like to volunteer for the annual meeting you can find information here.

September 17, 2020

Annual Meeting Update

AIA and SCS are working with OpenWater, which will be providing a platform for registration and the virtual conference in January 2021. Registration will open in early October. You can find registration rates below, as well as preliminary information about funding and subsidies from SCS.

Virtual Meeting Registration Rates

Please note that “contingent” below refers to anyone who is not tenured or on the tenure-track.


$ 75.00


$ 85.00

Student member

$ 20.00

Student non-member

$ 25.00

Contingent / unemployed member

$ 30.00

Contingent / unemployed non-member

$ 35.00

K-12 Teacher (member)

$ 30.00

K-12 Teacher (non-member)

$ 35.00

Funding and Subsidies from SCS

1. This year SCS “travel funding” will be offered to students, contingent faculty, and unemployed scholars in the form of free meeting registration. Preference will be given to those applicants who are appearing on the program in some capacity.

2. Students will, as usual, have the opportunity to volunteer in exchange for free registration.

3. Childcare and dependent care subsidies will be available as usual.

We will publish more details about funding and subsidies in late September, prior to the opening of registration.

August 16, 2020

A draft session listing for our 2021 virtual annual meeting can be found here.

The All-virtual annual meeting will take place January 5 -10, 2021

Relevant Program Submission System deadlines are below. Please note that the Program Committee has changed these due to COVID-19.

February 20: The Program Submission System is now open. You have to be a paid up member of SCS for 2020 in order to submit.

1) Update for Affiliated Group Reports: The deadline for submission of the Affiliated Group Panel Reports is now 8 June, although we encourage any affiliated group that is ready to submit by April 21 to do so via the program submission system. If you submit your report after April 21, you must email it to

2) Panels, Seminars, Workshops Roundtable Discussions etc.: The deadline for submitting proposals, applications, and reports except for the above mentioned Affiliated Group Panel Reports and Individual Abstracts and Lightning Talks is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 21, 2020.

3) Individual Abstracts and Lightning Talks: The deadline for Individual Abstracts and Lightning Talks is 11:59 pm, Eastern Time, on April 28, 2020