Join us in Hull!

The biggest networking opportunity of the year for people saving the UK's built heritage assets 3-4 Oct 2017


Inclusive Heritage, Welcoming Diversity

Our speakers will share best practice and inspiring approaches


Place-led heritage schemes

Hear about current regeneration initiatives, including in Hull, City of Culture 2017


Speakers and Workshops

At this year’s conference (3-4 October) we’ve got an exciting line up of speakers sharing best practice, inspiring case studies, and their experiences around our two themes; inclusion and place. There will be a range of interactive workshops, and information share sessions with our corporate associates and funders on both days. There will also be a few Hull City of Culture-themed conference ‘treats’ and tasters of our new Toolkit which we officially launch during the conference.

Our SpeakersProgramme at a glanceWorkshops & Information Share

Guildhall, Hull

Conference will be held in the rather splendid and spacious Guildhall, located around 10 minutes’ walk from the stations and city centre hotels. If arriving by train or bus, look out for the army of friendly blue-coated Hull City of Culture volunteers who will be able to point you in the right direction and provide a map. We have provided some information about getting to the venue, parking and access information for the Guildhall.

Access and getting there

Walking tour of Hull 

We are delighted to be collaborating with the local Yorkshire IHBC branch who are offering walking tours of Hull’s conservation areas on Wednesday afternoon (4 Oct). So bring comfortable shoes, and an umbrella just in case, to explore this incredible city and learn about its regeneration initiatives over the years. Read an article about its recent transformation since receiving its City of Culture status.

Hull's buildings

Conference dinner

1884 Dock Street Kitchen is a RICS winner of a restaurant on Hull’s marina! This restoration project was a recipe for success – and also serves an amazing menu. Join us here for conference dinner. We all know that the best networking is done whilst relaxing at the end of the day!

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Additional study visit day

For those who want to take advantage of being in Yorkshire, we’ve lined up a fascinating day of study visits before conference even starts – and it couldn’t be more varied. The day includes the biggest stately home in Europe, a local Georgian town hall, and a Heritage Action Zone.

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Where to stay

We’ve reserved some rooms at IBIS Hull City Centre hotel at a negotiated rate – for the early birds! The hotel is close to the conference venue and the evening meal. You may get a better deal, but if you like an after-conference dinner night cap – it is a good place to stay!

Group reservation

Online Booking  is Open

Please complete our on-line booking form which will get emailed directly to Vicki. You will be sent an invoice as confirmation of your place and we’ll be back in touch before conference. You’ll be able to sign up to workshops on the day. Don’t forget to book your accommodation if you are staying overnight in Hull. It’s a fantastic time to be in the city, but being the City of Culture, also means it is very popular!

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Conference Rates

You are welcome to book one, two or three days of conference! We always try and keep our conference affordable; Heritage Trust Network members can join us for two days for only £70, and £100 for non-members. This year we have introduced a reduced price for additional members from the same organisation – only £30 for one day, and £55 for two.


Our Sponsors

Our principal sponsor this year is the Architectural Heritage Fund. We also have a range of sponsorship packages available for corporate sponsors, along with opportunities to exhibit for heritage organisations.

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Watch last year's conference film!