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Icon ACR Conference 2020: Communication, language and impact

Icon ACR Conference 2020

The fourth annual Icon ACR Conference is taking place online in 2020 and will explore the theme of 'communication, language and impact'. Only open to Icon Accredited Members, the conference has been designed to support and inspire ACRs in their ongoing professional development. 

Across four weekly webinars, speakers from inside and outside of the profession will consider how conservators talk about what they do to promote their professional practice and how this contributes to the ongoing development of the profession as a whole.  The programme is being finalised and will be formally launched on 29th May 2020.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Kate Frame ACR, Head of Conservation and Collection Care, Historic Royal Palaces
  • James Grierson, Chair of the Board of Trustees, Icon
  • Julie Hutchison, Executive Coach and Director, Think Be Do Leadership
  • James Murphy, Director, Chalcroft Digital


Conference format and schedule

Responding to the current Covid-19 crisis, but mindful of the need continue to provide essential support to Accredited members, the conference has moved online and is being delivered across four 2-hour sessions each week.

Presentations will be recorded and shared with all those who booked on to ensure that even if you can't join at the time you will still be able to access and benefit from the sessions. 

Conference schedule:

25th June 2020 | 11:00 to 13:00
Promoting professionalism

2nd July 2020 | 11:00 to 13:00
Communication and leadership

9th July 2020 | 11:00 to 13:00
Communicating conservation to the public and lay professionals

16th July 2020 | 11:00 to 13:00
Developing your digital marketing strategy

A virtual celebration event will take place after the final sessions offer the chance to network and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Icon Accreditation. 


Tickets are on sale for £10. This includes access to all four webinars.