Annual Meeting

Join one of the largest virtual gatherings of Egyptologists and enthusiasts in the world

ARCE's 2021 Annual Meeting

Photo Credit: N. Doyle

Welcome to the ARCE 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, which will take place from April 22-25, 2021, from 09:00 AM US Eastern Time to 5:00 PM US Eastern Time each day. 

This year, each of the four consecutive days is divided into three concurrent speaker sessions where scholars and expedition leaders present their research findings and discuss the latest developments in their projects. Speaker sessions begin on the morning of April 22 (Thursday) and end in the evening of April 25 (Sunday). The ARCE 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting features approximately 100 individual presentations, plus a keynote presentation. All sessions for the Virtual Annual Meeting will be recorded. Registration includes free and unlimited access to all recordings for one year and will be made available at the conclusion of the Virtual Annual Meeting. View our session schedule HERE.

This event provides a unique opportunity for scholars, students, ARCE members, and the general public to hear from and engage directly with those working in the field. To view abstract booklets from our past Annual Meetings, click HERE.

Flyers for AM Events below: 

Exalted Spirits Conference 

Fellowship Information Session 

Holy Family Tour 

Keynote Presentation: Sponsored by National Geographic 

We are proud to welcome Dr. Ramadan Hussein discussing,"Of Masks and Mummies: The Discovery of a Saite-Persian Mummification Complex." 

Access to the keynote is included with the registration fee, a portion of which will be directed towards the Chapter Councils. View the flyer HERE.

Speaking Our Futures: Career and Professional Goal Planning Workshop:

Join John Paulas in a special career planning workshop for students, early career, and emerging scholars titled: Speaking Our Futures. Geared towards students and early career professionals, this special session will provide empowering, hopeful, and encouraging professional development guidance in a virtual program format. Discover hidden skills, identify your professional goals, and understand your next steps. Space is limited to 50 registrants. View the flyer HERE.

Reduced Rates:

Rates for the ARCE 2021 Annual Meeting are reduced due to the exclusively virtual format and to lessen the potential financial impact of participating in the meeting due to the pandemic. Though we anticipate registration fees to return to normal for the in-person Annual Meeting in 2022 (April 22-24, 2022 in Irvine, CA) ARCE will continue to monitor the situation and do all we can to lower attendance barriers. 

Students in financial need unable to pay the $25 registration fee, Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities Employees, and 2021 ARCE Annual Meeting Paper Presenters are eligible for a fee waiver. Please complete the appropriate form below to request the fee waiver in lieu of the registration form. No student will be turned away due to financial difficulties.

Please complete the appropriate form below to request the fee waiver in lieu of the registration form:

Proxy Agreement:

Our members are strongly encouraged to sign a proxy agreement, particularly if you do not intend on attending the General Member's meeting on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at 4:00 PM ET. The proxy agreement allows a vote to be cast in your absence on the Board of Governors slate for 2021. 

To download the proxy agreement, please click HERE.

Members can send an electronic copy with their typed signature to, or send a signed copy by March 31 to: 

Board Clerk

13841 Braddock Springs Rd., Apt. B

Centreville, VA 20121

Registration Form

Online Registration will close on Wed. April 21 at 12:00 PM EDT