WAC International Congresses are held every
four years. The Congresses offer an extensive range of opportunities for
discussion of the results of new archaeological research. 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.
The Fifth World Archaeological Congress was held in Washington
DC in June 2003. It was attended by some 1,200 archaeologists from 75
countries. WAC supported the attendance of around 230 participants from
Indigenous groups and economically disadvantaged countries.
The Sixth World Archaeological Congress (WAC-6) is scheduled
to be held in Ireland at the the University Colllege Dublin from 29th June - 4 July 2008.