The 20th ICOM-CC Triennial Conference will take place in Valencia, Spain, between Monday 18th and Friday 22n September 2023. Valencia is a modern, welcoming and vibrant city on the Mediterranean coast of Spain, with a very rich cultural heritage. It is definitely worth a visit: be sure to check out the info in the ‘Valencia’ tab,
The Plenary sessions will be held on Monday 18th September and in the afternoon of Friday 22nd September. The Plenary session on Monday 18th will include welcome speeches and the Triennial Lecture in the morning. Keynote lectures will be given in the afternoon. The ICOM-CC General Assembly will take place during the afternoon of Friday 22nd.
The presentations of papers and posters will be the backbone of the Conference. Around 150 paper presentations selected by ICOM-CC will be delivered in five parallel Working Group sessions between Tuesday 19th and Friday 22nd. About 100 posters will also be on display at the UPV Conference venue. The exact schedule will be determined in due time, and will appear in the ‘Programme’ tab.
From Tuesday the 19th to Thursday the 21st September, the Trade fair will bring together a number of important conservation companies and institutions, including some of the most important suppliers, publishers and conservation tool makers.
The afternoon and evening of Wednesday the 20th September, delegates will have the chance to visit different conservation centres and museums in and around Valencia. The delegates will be organised into small, manageable groups so as to allow for a closer contact between them and with the on-site staff. Please do not forget to sign up to your desired Technical Visit on Registration – seats are limited.
‘Impromptu’ means ‘improvised’. An ‘impromptu meeting’ is a small meeting organised during the Conference as the need arises. Imagine, for instance, that some delegates find it opportune to offer information on a given topic (an internship programme, a particular technique, a research project) to a small audience of interested people: during the Conference they will be able to organise an ‘impromptu meeting’ in a well-equipped small working room.
The whole Conference is designed to foster communication and networking among delegates by providing a unique opportunity not only to learn about the challenges being faced (and solutions developed) by colleagues from around the world, but also to make fruitful professional contacts.
Registration includes both a welcome and a farewell reception. These will take place in the Bombas Gens Cultural Center and in the Caixaforum Cultural Center.
In addition to the welcome and farewell cocktails, the registration also includes five light morning refreshments (Monday through Friday), four light afternoon refreshments (Monday through Thursday), and five lunches.
There will also be a gala dinner on Tuesday 18th September, which is an optional extra.
The delegates will get a digital copy of the Conference Preprints. In all, these will total around 150 high-quality papers and around 100 extended abstracts of posters.
The language of the meeting will be English. However, as this will be a truly worldwide event, expect to hear a number of different accents throughout the conference: British English, American English, Australian English, Indian English, Spanish English, French English, Arab English, Japanese English, etc.: any variant is welcome; your English is surely welcome regardless of its accent and level.