Reconnections Conference, 19/20 Oct, Liverpool

16 September 2015

Sustainable Futures for Waterfront Cities and for our Industrial, Maritime and Transport Heritage.

You may like to be aware of a major free to attend Conference in Liverpool on 20 October considering the urgent issues of sustainability and heritage preservation, within the wider context of urban regeneration.  In particular we will look at how preservationists can achieve more sustainable futures for ships, industrial, railway and other transport projects and their historic buildings.  Apologies if you have already had a notification about this event.

A related conference on 19 October will consider exemplary waterfront regeneration development on an international basis and how heritage can help lead regeneration of our major industrial and port cities.

Keynote speakers on 20 October will include Sir Neil Cossons, Sara Crofts, Head of Historic Environment at the Heritage Lottery Fund, Paul Lewin, General Manager of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways as well as speakers from National Historic Ships UK, the Transport Trust, the Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums and the National Railway Museum. The day will include a series of workshops with experts on applying for grant, successful project operation, fund-raising and attracting new generations of supporters and volunteers.  Building effective local partnerships will be an underlying theme.  Further details are at

The Conference is free to attend thanks to our sponsors: the Cities of Liverpool, Cardiff and Belfast, the Transport Trust, National Historic Ships UK, the Association of British Transport and Engineering Museums, The Maritime Heritage Trust and locally the Titanic Hotel, Stanley Dock, Liverpool.

The Titanic hotel is the Conference venue, one of the most remarkable historic building conversions in this region in recent years.

An allocation of places for the leaders of heritage preservation projects in these sectors is being reserved until the 25 September, so please reply as soon as you can if you or another member of your organisation is free to accept - these places are limited to 2 for each organisation.  Other places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

If you have any queries about the Conference please contact:


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