Innovation Festival


The historic environment is rich and diverse benefiting from a wide variety of specialisms. Collaborations spanning academic, community-led and developer-funded archaeological research provide fascinating insights to our collective past often with the help of new/adapted ‘innovative’ approaches. However, implementing innovation is not always straightforward.

Our innovation festivals provide an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the innovative practices and approaches being undertaken across the historic environment sector, whilst tabling for wider discussion some of the identified barriers and challenges to implementing innovation in archaeological research. 

Our next week-long virtual festival will be held from 10 - 14 October 2022 and will comprise a mix of short sessions on each day along with opportunities for open discussion, CPD and knowledge transfer.

Call for papers

The call for papers is now open. For this year's festival, we will be accepting submissions via Microsoft Forms. The full details of the call for papers, including session descriptions and a draft timetable can be found here. Submission deadline is Sunday, 28 August, 2022.

Below are links to the recorded sessions from previous festivals