Members and non-member are invited to the annual FAME Forum, to be held in York on Friday 23rd June. This years theme is Innovation and the focus will be on how new ways of working, new techniques and new technology 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, remote sensing and use of VR.

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.

There may still some slots available in the programme to showcase your innovative work and any members who would like to speak should get in touch asap.

The FAME AGM will also be held in York on the evening beforehand with the usual social afterwards. Details will soon be circulated to members.

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