2016 Conference

Branching out: the rewards and realities of diversifying your service will be held on Monday 21 November 2016 at HSBC's head office in Canary Wharf.

This year's conference aims to share, discuss and debate the variety of ways business archives can branch out and become more diverse, from moving beyond the traditional archive functions to making collections more relevant for the 21st century audience.

Speakers include: Jeff James, The National Archives; Helen Swinnerton, HSBC Archives; Sophie Clapp, Boots Archive; Dr Andrew Flinn, University College London; Kate Maisey, Gloucestershire Archives; Victoria Hoyle, Explore York Libraries and Archives; James Steward, History of Advertising Trust; Jake Berger, BBC Archive; and Arike Oke, Rambert Archive. A full programme of the day will be made available shortly.

A range of case studies will consider what practical steps can be taken to make your collection more diverse, with a focus on using volunteers and members of the community to collect, interpret and catalogue. 

For prices (including details of the early bird rate) and how to book please download the booking form.

The conference will be followed by a reception for the presentation of the BAC Wadsworth Prize for Business History, taking place nearby at Barclays, Canary Wharf. All conference delegates are most welcome to attend.

We are delighted to announce that the BAC will be providing five bursaries for aspiring new archives and records management professionals. 

In order to apply you:
- Do not need to be a member of the BAC
- Must not be in full-time employment
- Must be interested in pursuing a career in archives and records management

What the bursary means:
Attending the conference will be a fantastic chance for you to network and increase your profile in the sector, in addition to being a great opportunity to meet members of the BAC.  In return, we ask that all winners help out with tasks on the day - past bursary winners have helped to document the day by tweeting, taking photographs, or writing a short article for the BAC newsletter.

How to apply:
To apply for a bursary, please email bacconference@gmail.com with your details and a maximum of 200 words on your interest in Business Archives and why you merit a bursary. The deadline for applications is Friday 16th September 2016 and the successful applicants will be contacted before the end of September.

PLEASE NOTE - the bursaries will cover the cost of the conference fee only, bursary winners will still need to cover any travel costs to and from the conference.

Please send any questions to conference organisers Jemma Lee and Hannah Jenkinson at: bacconference@gmail.com