Time to Start Thinking About Conference

The ARA Board has now agreed the conference fees –£189 for a dayrate (around 15% lower than London last year) and £549 (around8% lower than 2016) for full residential attendance over the threedays.

Time to Start Thinking About Conference 

London 2016We have had a great response to the call for papers for our Manchester conference this year (30 August to 1 September). The ARA Board has also now agreed the fees – £189 for a day rate (around 15% lower than London last year) and £549 (around 8% lower than 2016) for full residential attendance over the three days.

Note that, unlike most other conferences, the residential fee includes food and accommodation. And for only £10 extra a night, your partner can join you (breakfast included; please make clear at time of booking if a partner will be with you any evening). If you can find a better-value all-in conference in our sector, we’d like to hear from you.

The draft programme for Conference will issue in the next couple of weeks: keep an eye out for details in ARA Today and the next edition of ARC. We are planning an enhanced archives and records stream, especially on the records management side, and aim to repeat the outstanding success of the digital preservation stream in 2016. And the conservation stream is shaping up to be as exciting and innovative as ever.

Our reception this year will take place at the amazing National Football Museum in Manchester, kindly sponsored by our friends at Bruynzeel Storage Systems. I know many members have been looking at developing the archives and sport angle. What better way to discover some new ideas, combined with excellent networking with your peers and a relaxing glass or two after a busy day?