About Virtual Conference

It is HA conference time!

This May the HA Conference returns to its usual spot – but it will be virtual. The HA Conference will take place from 24 to 29 May 2021. There will still be the fantastic keynote lectures by top historians and educators, plus workshops and live discussion sessions.

Our last virtual conference proved a great success with both those familiar with our face-to-face conferences and those new to the HA conference.

HA conference is unique

The HA Conference is the only history conference that brings together content for those with a general interest in history, specific subject knowledge, as well as specialist CPD for primary and secondary education deliverers.

This year’s conference provides top class speakers and workshops and some new virtual social sessions to help fill the gap for the social elements we are all currently craving – further details to be announced soon.

What’s great about the HA Conference going virtual is that we can provide more lectures and the workshops than a physical conference enabling you the opportunity to engage with more subject knowledge and professional development.

First class lectures and workshops

This year we will have Professor Peter Mandler giving his first President’s lecture and there will also be lectures and workshops from amongst others including: Dr Kennetta Hammond Perry, Director of the Stephen Lawrence Research Centre; Tim Jenner, History Subject Lead at Ofsted; leading history educationalist Christine Counsell; and Dr James Ross of the University of Winchester. The full line up for the conference will be announced shortly.

Sessions spread over a week

The HA Conference will be a mixture of recorded and live sessions and to allow you more time to join sessions will be spread over a week during the evenings and a weekend. Over the course of the week there will be 16 primary sessions, 24 secondary sessions and a number of general and keynote addresses.

The recorded sessions will be available in advance of conference week and for a limited amount of time after it – to enable conference delegates as much time to take advantage of what is on offer as possible. The live keynotes will be followed by a live Q&A session. There will be live interactive workshops over the conference week for all our usual strands.

Find out why the November virtual conference was such a success – read through our 2020 round-up or  check out some of our feedback on #haconf20

Bookings will be live soon but to register your interest in attending or find out more please contact conference@history.org.uk or call +44 (0) 1904 702165.

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