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‘Facing Forward: Post-pandemic recordkeeping – change, challenge, choice’

ARA’s 2022 Conference.

Join us in Chester from 31st August to 2nd September for 3 days of fascinating, pertinent and illuminating talks and workshops.

Why attend?

  • Probably the best value for money of any conference in our sector.
  • Three full days of talks, seminars and workshops with a top keynote speaker each day.
  • The four themed streams of the conference cover Archives & Records, Conservation, Digital Preservation and Information Governance with speakers from around the world sharing their expertise and insights.
  • The ARA conference attracts the widest breadth of speakers in terms of specialisms and content providing excellent opportunities for cross-sector networking – you’ll meet new people not just those you see at every event!
  • Those face-to-face networking opportunities include a variety of social events, including the conference dinner.
  • Accommodation at the conference venue included in the price (unlike so many other conferences).
  • Our conference venue, The Crowne Plaza hotel, is situated in the centre of the historic city of Chester which has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old Cathedral with Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings – and of course the one and only 700 year old Rows galleries where shopping is a double delight. The hotel also has a very nice swimming pool and gym if you want to keep up with your fitness regime.

View the conference programme here.

Members registration fee is £555 for full conference attendance CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

Non-members registration fee is £720 for full conference attendance CLICK HERE TO REGISTER 

2022 Conference Programme

2022 Programme

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This annual event brings together the influential players of the recordkeeping sector.

High profile speakers discuss latest developments and delegates can network with fellow members of the community.

Why Attend?

Swapping Experiences

There is nothing like an ARA conference to make you feel a part of the profession and this sense of belonging is vital for all of us.

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#ARA2022 is dedicated to providing a positive experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Evidently inappropriate language and imagery of any kind is not appropriate for the conference venues or on social media. Please let the conference organisers know if you see this code being breached.

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