The International Shipwreck Conference
organised by wreck enthusiasts for wreck enthusiasts
The International Shipwreck Conference is run by wreck enthusiasts for enthusiasts. Our aim is to provide a meeting place for divers, explorers, archaeologists and salvors as well as government and commercial organisations. The organisers are all divers with interests in maritime archaeology and history and the varied nature of the speakers reflects this - a conference can include a world renowned archaeologist alongside a treasure hunter, followed by a diver working on a local project.
This conference provides high quality speakers for considerably less cost than other conferences. This conference is not just for academics. This is the only regular conference of its kind in the UK and one of the few in the world where archaeologists and salvors can meet.
We aim to provide the conference at the lowest cost. To keep prices down :
Each year the conference is expanded to include new features and it gets bigger each year. We filled the venue we used in 1999 so for 2000 onwards we moved to a larger venue.
The International Shipwreck Conference is held in the Robbins Conference Centre in the University of Plymouth. The purpose-built conference centre includes a 250 seat air-conditioned lecture theatre, two large seminar rooms as well as refectory and bar facilities.
For the speakers we can provide :
Moving to the new building gives us plenty of room to show poster stands.
Trade stands are welcome at no charge, but please let us know in advance so we can allocate space.
The Conference started many years ago as the NAS South-West Region annual conference. Since then it expanded and became the UK National Shipwreck Conference and has now become International since we have so many international speakers.
Do you have an interesting story to tell or a paper to present on one of our favorite subjects ?
Anyone with a good story is welcome to speak at the Conference, just send an email to the organisers saying who you are and what you would like to present.
Dates for future conferences:
|The conference is organised by members of the International Maritime Archaeology and Shipwreck Society as a forum for divers, explorers and shipwreck enthusiasts.|