12 & 13 February 2020, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Aberystwyth

New technologies in heritage, interpretation and outreach

Organised by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Digital Past is an annual two day conference which showcases innovative digital technologies and techniques for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of the heritage of Wales, the UK and beyond.

Bringing together individuals from the commercial, public, academic, third sector and voluntary sectors, the conference aims to promote learning, discussion and debate around a range of digital technologies in current use, or in development, to record and understand the historic environment.

Delegates will be offered a combination of presentations and hands-on workshops and demonstrations in a friendly and informal atmosphere that aims to promote networking and exchange of ideas. Unconference sessions will be provided on the first afternoon, giving the opportunity for delegates not on the formal timetable to present on projects, research, ideas or issues within or outside the themes of this year’s event. Exhibition and Poster stands will also give the opportunity for display and demonstration of projects or products, and the chance to talk to heritage organisations, societies, universities, product developers and retailers.

Digital Past 2020 is being held in the Victorian seaside town of Aberystwyth, in the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. The Arts Centre, Wales’ largest, is an award-winning art centre recognised as a ‘national flagship for the arts’.

Feedback from previous delegates has included such comments as:

I keep coming back to Digital Past as it really is unique.’

The conference has continued to produce an excellent programme with world class speakers from around the globe.

Of all the many conferences, I found this to be one of the best and most beneficial.

The organization of the conference was excellent!

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