Innovation Festival 2022 - final call for sessions

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Submission deadline: Thursday 30 June 2022

Our next Innovation Festival will be held on 10 - 14 October 2022. This fully digital event will offer a mix of short sessions as well as opportunities for open discussion, CPD and knowledge transfer. 

To make this the best festival yet, we need you to submit ideas for sessions you'd be willing to run during the week. This is a great opportunity to share something innovative you've been working on or thinking about, involve colleagues in further discussion and help persuade colleagues to experiment with new ways of working. 

To inspire you we've developed the following themes, but of course we're happy to hear other ideas too. 


Wellbeing in archaeology

How do you ensure that wellbeing is at the forefront of the work you or your organisation does?

This might involve your own wellbeing, the wellbeing of your employees and colleagues or the wider communities you/your organisation interacts with.


Climate awareness (adaptations and mitigation) 

Do you have something helpful to share on any aspect of climate change and environmental awareness?

A year on from COP26 and with our climate themed The Archaeologist (issue 108) in mind, the festival gives us another opportunity to discuss this important issue. 


Early career innovative research

Does your research look at things in a different way or provide a new way of interpreting the past?

Following some great sessions at previous events (see recordings here). We'd love to hear more on this topic, can you share any insights into new ways to approach research?


Innovative learning (academic approaches/community archaeology/public benefit)

What new approaches and methods are you using to reach different audiences?

Are you encouraging interest in archaeology either as a wider interest or a possible career path? What has influenced these changes? Tell us more!


Digital archaeology

What’s new in digital archaeology? What do we need to keep talking about? Have you developed or are you utilising a new or adapted method or technology?

Previous sessions have included talks on digital recording, the archiving of digital data and the use of creative technology to explore research questions and deliver public benefit (see recordings here). We know there's more to say, can you help?


Over to you...

If you've got an idea for a session either around one of these themes or something different, please get in touch.

Sessions don't need to be long and we can offer lots of support and advice around how to pull them together.

Please email by Thursday 30 June with a brief outline of your idea.