Navigating the shallows:
conservation and stewardship in uncertain times
2011andudno - IHBC Annual School
Thursday 16th to Saturday 18th June 2011
St George’s Hotel, The Parade, Llandudno
In the current environment of
reductions to public services and the emerging localism agenda, this year’s
Annual School will be an exciting opportunity to explore the range of new
opportunities, approaches and solutions to conserving the historic environment.
For the foreseeable future finding different ways of delivering services will
require a need to innovate and find original responses to current and future
challenges. Fruitful reactions to the current financial climate may be found
within partnerships and collaborations, which offer different models of
conservation and stewardship. This conference will provide a platform for
networking and sharing ideas to protect and enhance the historic environment for
This year’s Annual School looks at the challenge of
conservation in uncertain times and examines ways in which we can respond
positively. The School will provide the opportunity to hear about current
initiatives and new approaches, to gain insights from recent projects and to
consider ways of adapting and enhancing our historic environment in the future.
The programme of seminars and site visits is designed for all professionals
working in the historic environment, in planning, architecture, urban design,
heritage management, landscape or in other conservation projects and
initiatives. The School welcomes people working in national and local
government, private practice, education and voluntary bodies.
School will bring together speakers from many backgrounds and across the UK to
talk about the potential impact of the current uncertain times and the
opportunities that such change will bring to the heritage sector. We have also
invited the Heritage Minister to be the lead speaker on Friday morning as part
of the Day School.
The School will be based in Llandudno ‘the Queen of
Resorts’, at the heart of the North Wales coast and the gateway to the Snowdonia
National Park. The venue is the 4* St George’s Hotel along the famous Llandudno
promenade affording commanding views of Llandudno Bay.