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 always secures a range of internationally renowned speakers who focus their talks on maritime and nautical archaeology around the world.
Not to be missed...
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.
There is often an excursion held as part of the conference. In 2017, in Portsmouth there will be a VIP tour of the Mary Rose Museum with NAS Vice President Chris Dobbs, the Head of Interpretation 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 2017 conference titled "Discovery is just the beginning" will be held in Portsmouth, on the weekend of the 18th-19th November with social events on the 17th and the 20th November. Bookings will open in September 2017 and will be managed via Eventbrite.
The conference will be a showcase exploring the impact and legacy of the NAS Education Programme and projects on the discipline of nautical archaeology around the world.
The 2017 conference has been kindly supported by Historic England, Dive Master Insurance, the BSAC, MSDS Marine and Wessex Archaeology.