Featuring presentations from a range of professional and amateur archaeologists, the NAS Annual Conference provides an opportunity to discuss research, review the archaeological activities of members, exchange ideas on encouraging access to our shared heritage, and network with friends and colleagues from the UK and abroad.
An important international event in the world of nautical archaeology, the NAS Conference always secures a range of internationally renowned speakers who focus their talks on maritime and nautical archaeology around the world.
Not to be missed...
The NAS Annual General Meeting is also usually held during the conference for members.
There is also a large exhibitors’ area full of a number of organisations that come along as exhibitors during the conference.
For the last few years, NAS has held a poster session which has exhibited a range of projects and research from shipbuilding to indertidal archaeology, from as far as Yemen and as close as the river Thames.
The conference also sees the and presentation of the annual Adopt-A-Wreck Award.
There is also an annual raffle with the prizes drawn at the end of the event by NAS President, Phil Harding.
There is normally an excursion held as part of the conference. In 2013, in Portsmouth there was a VIP tour of the Mary Rose Museum with
NAS Vice President Chris Dobbs and Alex Hildred, the Head of Ordnance at the Trust.
As well as a packed day of speakers, the NAS Annual conference also incorporates the chance to meet other members on a social level.
Date for the diary
The 2014 conference will be held in London, in partnership with the Thames Discovery Programme, on the weekend of the 15th and 16th
November. More details of the event will follow in the Spring of 2014 with bookings open by August 2014.
Want to see more?
Check out our Flickr page for photos from the 2013 conference - if you attended why not try and spot yourself!