Members and non-member are invited to the annual FAME FORUM, to be held in York on Friday 23rd June at the Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwark, York Y01 7BX.

The Forum is the annual gathering of FAME members, providing an opportunity to connect with colleagues across the archaeology sector, to make new contacts and share news and ideas. In a world increasingly reliant on collaboration the Forum provides a unique opportunity to senior managers within the profession to take time out and think afresh.

This years theme is INNOVATION and the focus will be on how new ways of working, new techniques and new technologies are transforming how we investigate the past.

Faced with the demands of clients for more effective working, policymakers for a more streamlined approach, and with the prospects of a significant capacity gap resulting from demand from major infrastructure projects, developing and investing in new techniques and technologies is more important than ever.

  • How can we do things more quickly and economically, while enhancing quality?

  • How do we find the resources to support research and development?

The day will bring together speakers and delegates from across the heritage sector, but also more widely from the construction and development industry to discuss how innovation can be supported, encouraged and embedded through the supply chain.

We will hear from speakers whose role it is to make innovation work at the sector level, on large complex construction projects, but also where the focus is very much on archaeology. A range of speakers will also look at the latest process, technological and science-based developments in the heritage sector including on-site digital recording, BIM, and remote sensing.

The aim of the day is to update us all on current thinking around innovation and to generate ideas about what individual firms and the sector needs to do to drive innovation in archaeology.

Once again the FAME Forum is supported by the York Archaeological Trust and admission to the Forum provides free entry to the Trusts many visitor attractions, including the newly refurbished Jorvik Viking Centre. For more details see here.

The provisional programme can be seen here.

Tickets for the FAME Forum can now be obtained from EVENTBRITE.

FAME members and Partners are entitled to two Free tickets to the Forum. Extra tickets and public tickets cost £75. Tickets cover lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.