We are delighted that the annual BISA Conference is returning this year, to take place on 11 and 12 November under the auspices of our friends at the University of Leicester.
The theme for this years’ conference is:
Giving Voice: Using Archive Recordings to Tell Stories of Lived Experience
This will be an opportunity to delve into our sound archives to surface and showcase stories less told - under-represented stories, for example, based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability and neurodiversity, class, disadvantaged backgrounds and LGBTQ+ - and to raise awareness of the value of our efforts to preserve and make them accessible.
The conference will take place on 11 November at Leicester’s College Court Conference Centre and 12 November at the University of Leicester campus – and we have a wonderful programme of speakers from across the UK.
You can find the full programme here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/16NkXDoGYiFtOp5Eil7GV8vUWLRitGD5n
Or a handy 1-page table here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/192JxTi9ioVWt_X0wlBjMHabbpPpYFFrK1yCJ6S6AHx8
Tickets are on sale now through Eventbrite. Entry is £45/pp – swing over here to book: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/british-and-irish-sound-archives-conference-leicester-2022-tickets-430403046097
And for those unable to attend in person, we are offering discounted virtual tickets at £15/pp, available from the same link. A link to access the conference will be sent nearer the time.
For those wishing to experience more of the city, our hosts are offering discounted stays at the conference venue (space permitting), from £45/night (+VAT). Details on how to claim your discount will be sent with your tickets, after booking.
We look forward to seeing you there!