Call for WAC-10 2024 Bids
Following the decision to postpone the WAC-9 Congress for one calendar year (to 4–9 July 2021) as a result of COVID-19, please note that we have revised the deadline for WAC-10 bids. The new deadline is now 31 March 2021. The WAC Bid Guideline is currently being reviewed and the revised final draft shall be accessible from the WAC website soon.
The World Archaeological Congress is calling for bids to host the Tenth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-10), due to be held in 2024. WAC International Congresses are held every four years, with WAC-7 and WAC-8 respectively attracting around 900 and 1,800 participants respectively. The Congresses normally span five or six days with a middle day reserved for excursions. Congresses are open to both members and non-members.
There have been eight WAC Congresses so far:
- WAC-1 (Southampton, England, 1986)
- WAC-2 (Barquisimeto, Venezuela, 1990)
- WAC-3 (New Delhi, India, 1994)
- WAC-4 (Cape Town, South Africa, 1999)
- WAC-5 (Washington DC, USA, 2003)
- WAC-6 (Dublin, Ireland, 2008)
- WAC-7 (Dead Sea, Jordan, 2013)
- WAC-8 (Kyoto, Japan, 2016)
The ninth WAC Congress, WAC-9, will be held in Prague, Czech Republic in July 2020 (www.wac-9.org). Bids for WAC-10 will be presented to the WAC Assembly at WAC-9 in Prague, Czech Republic. Guidance in preparing a bid can be found in the Bid Preparation Guidelines.
Deadline for the submission of WAC-10 2024 Bids is
14 April 2020 31 March 2021. All submissions for bidding must be emailed to Dr Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu (ndukuyakhe