Several members of the DAI participated in the annual conference of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA), held in Philadelphia from January 5th-8th, 2012. In cooperation with the Brown University a session on archaeology in Jordan was held by the DAI and the AIA. Amidst the participants attended numerous members of American universities, the Orient Department of the DAI, the German Protestant Institute of Archaeology and the Winckelmann Institute of the Humboldt-University (Berlin). The General Secretary of the Institute, Ortwin Dally, gave a report on research results and ongoing projects of the German Archaeological Institute in 2011 and welcomed recently elected corresponding members. This event was followed by a reception organized by the DAI.
As in recent years, the Institute presented its new publications at one of the over 55 booths in the well-attended Exhibit Hall. The DAI booth also served as contact point and information center for everyone interested in the Institute and its projects.