Icon 2024 Conference: Conservation for Change

Starts:  Jul 2, 2024 09:00 (BST)
Ends:  Jul 3, 2024 17:00 (BST)

Join us in London, and online for the Institute of Conservation's biennial conference which is taking place at the Royal Geographical Society on 2nd and 3rd July 2024 to explore how the conservation profession can employ change for positive effect. 

What you can expect

Over 40 diverse speakers from across the globe exploring change in all its guises. From Nadine Thiel of Stadt Koln discussing the vital role conservators have played in recovering from the devastating Cologne floods in 2021, to Kerith Schrager and Kate Fugett who will discuss conservation as a force for good in community engagement and healing with their work at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York.

Audience engaging panel discussions giving delegates the chance to debate how conservators can be active agents in tackling the climate crisis, and how we ensure support for the next generation of conservators.

Exclusive BFI screenings bringing the opportunity to enjoy some restored film treasures from the BFI National Archive.

The Marsh Conservation Awards; the second annual ceremony recognising the best of the conservation profession with six awards for conservators demonstrating excellence.

A summer reception on day one, 6-8pm in the gardens of the Royal Geographical Society, featuring a talk from Sophie Rowe ACR sharing her experiences from her recent trip to Antarctica conserving Shackleton’s Hut at Cape Royds and of course the chance to network and socialise.

Trade fair with sponsors and exhibitors.

And of course plenty of networking opportunities, and a chance to come together and celebrate the best in the conservation profession! 


Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR