Invited Speakers information

You have been invited to speak at the ARA conference and as a speaker, you are eligible for complimentary attendance on the day that you are speaking and travel expenses up to £100. Please find a speaker booking form here for your completion. The booking form offers you the option to extend your attendance at conference. Once completed send to

To include you in the conference handbook and on our website we ask for the following:

Your presentation synopsis should consist of no more than 400 words. If we receive your synopsis with a greater number of words, we may be forced to edit the text without prior notice, so we would appreciate your co-operation on this matter. Once the presentation abstracts are on the website we will let you know so that you can view your abstract and those of other speakers at the conference. For presentations that include multiple speakers, a joint synopsis would be great.

Your biography should be written in the first person and include an outline of your profession along with details of any relevant organisations that you have membership with and/or any public articles or publications that you have had published. If you have a role on the ARA then please mention this. The biography should consist of no more than 150 words. Again, if we receive your biography with more words, we may be forced to edit the text without prior notice.

We will also require a recent photograph to accompany your biography in the conference handbook and website. Ideally, this should be sent by email - in JPEG format with a minimum of 400dpi. 

Please help us to adhere to our printing deadlines by returning your Presentation Synopsis, Biography and Photograph within the agreed time. Friday 5th May 2017.

Your conference requirements, including attendance, meals and accommodation, should be indicated on your booking form and a Speaker expenses form will be sent to you nearer to the conference to enable you to claim for travel expenses up to the value of £100. Joining instructions will also be issued to you prior to the event in August. 

We will be sharing proceedings with the online community throughout the three days of the conference. This may include the publication of 'live' online commentaries on papers, through twitter feeds and the conference blog. If you have any objections or concerns, please raise these with us in advance.  

Following the Conference, the Archives and Records Association UK & Ireland reserve the right to publish a synopsis of your paper, together with any visual slides or supporting papers on its website, or to publish a summary in the magazine ARC. Speakers may also be asked by the editors of Archives and Records to submit a version of their paper for publication in the journal.

If you have any questions at all on the above please contact