After virtual conferences in 2020 and 2021, the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI) has announced its first in-person conference since the pandemic began, taking place in Wales.

The membership organisation for people working within heritage, natural and cultural interpretation has revealed Y Cysylltiad/The Connection as its three-day event taking place in October.

It will feature talks, workshops, site visits and in-person networking. It will also launch its Engaging People Awards for 2023.

This year’s conference theme is ‘connection’. Across three days, questions explored will include how interpretation is helping communities feel more connected with the heritage,  helping people to embrace change, and adapting to stay connected and relevant to off-site audiences.

Speakers exploring this theme include Andrew White, Wales Director of National Heritage Lottery Fund; Kayte McSweeney and Julie Carr of the British Museum, and Ulrike Smalley and Temeka Davies of Amgueddfa Cymru.

Attendees will be given a choice of three site visits: The Great Orme headland, a site of Special Scientific Interest and Heritage Coas and Penrhyn Castle; the traditional Welsh stone farmhouse Yr Ysgwrn and slate mining centre Blaenau Ffestiniog; or Dolgarrog, the village of Rowe and the remote medieval church of Llangelynnin.

The conference runs from 12 -14 October 2022 in Dolgarrog, Wales. Early bird registration has been extended to 12pm on Friday, 23 September 2022.

Tickets and more information.

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