In 2017, the ARA Annual Conference comes to Manchester from 30 August to 1 September. Join the year's most significant gathering of information professionals in records management, archives and archive conservation from the UK and Ireland, as well as from around the world. This is the one place this year that you can learn from, and network with, the full range of people in your world, ranging from new professionals to long-serving experts.
Our theme this year is 'Challenge the past, set the agenda'. No profession can afford to sit still in times of huge, disruptive change. Our collective goal must be to hold on to (and adapt) what works, while embracing innovation, anticipating change and leading the search for solutions. The Conference programme will help you in this, offering practical insight into the latest in industry standards, digital preservation, best practice and cross-cutting thinking on a range of other challenging issues. You'll also hear from opinion-leaders in our community from the private, voluntary and public sectors.
And where better to do all this than Manchester? A vibrant city in a region undergoing huge changes of its own and with many exciting examples of innovation, collaboration and joint-working in our sector.