World Heritage UK will host at least three events a year, one of each of the following:

Annual Conference and AGM: This is for the wider membership – voting and associate – and the broader World Heritage community; i.e. anyone with an interest.   We intend this to be a high profile event with the government, national agency and UNESCO involvement, and in doing so will try to address our Strategic Aims of advocacy and promotion, as well as networking.  Each conference will be themed, and speakers will be invited or called for following that theme.  This will normally be a multi-day event set in a World Heritage Site setting.  Anybody is invited to this meeting.

Technical workshops: are for primarily for Site Coordinators and other practitioners.  They are for Networking, CPD, skills share and thematic discussions, and will involve guest speakers. They will also provide opportunities for national agencies to update and consult with Site practitioners, and support or deliver training and information that is part of their obligations in meeting the WH Convention. These one-day meetings will be in accessible city venues around the UK (whether or not they are World Heritage Sites), but will not involve tours or Site visits as standard.  Any members are welcome to attend these meetings, and all Site coordinators are invited, whether or not they are a member.

Networking meeting and Members General Meeting: This will be the second occasion for member representatives to get together each year, hold a required members general meeting, and visit in more detail an aspect of a World Heritage Site and its management.   These meetings will tend to be 24 hrs over two days and will have specific learning outcomes to help colleagues meet CPD needs. Any members (voting or associate) are welcome to attend these meetings.


Summer networking meeting –
Durham World Heritage Site on 6 & 7 (and optional 8th) August 2019  – programme available and booking now open HERE

Annual Conference and AGM –
Hosted by the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage Site at Llangollen near Wrexham on 7 & 8 October 2019. The programme is under development but already features national and international speakers on the theme of ‘Making the Most of World Heritage’, with sessions on financing World Heritage Sites, Soft Power and Diplomacy, Tourism, a Q&A with an expert panel and some great site visits and networking opportunities. More details and booking to follow but ‘Save-the Dates’ for now!

Summary timetable

Meeting type When Location
Networking meeting and Members General Jan – Mar Accessible venue
Networking meeting Summer WH Site venue
Annual Conference and AGM October WH Site venue


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