Heritage Day: The Heritage Alliance’s Annual Conference

Heritage Day is the Heritage Alliance’s long-running annual conference, which brings the heritage sector together to network, learn, and collaborate.

In addition to panels, presentations, and workshops, it hosts our celebration of the year’s Heritage Heroes, and often provides platform for government ministers to make significant policy announcements regarding heritage and culture. Heritage Day aims to foster new connections across the sector – from charities to government departments, academia, funding bodies, commercial organisations, and more – to inspire fresh thinking and cooperation on shared goals.

Our aim is to provide an opportunity for delegates to come together, exchange ideas, gain skills, and drive positive change.

Heritage Day 2024

Heritage Day 2024: The Power of Collaboration

Booking for Heritage Day 2024 is now live! The event is a leading annual sector conference, run by the Heritage Alliance for over 10 years. It offers heritage leaders, staff, and volunteers a unique forum to hear from decision-makers, gain skills, and foster connections. The conference generates sector-wide interest, attracting attendees from charities, government departments, academia, funding bodies, and commercial organisations.

Our theme for 2024 is ‘The Power of Collaboration’, shining a light on how the UK heritage sector thrives through collective action – sharing ideas and capabilities to amplify voices, tackle challenges, spark creativity, and drive impact and innovation. The day will include a full programme of panels, presentations, and workshops for both virtual and in-person attendees. We will announce the winners of our annual Ecclesiastical Heritage Heroes Awards, which recognise the incredible contribution of volunteers the the heritage sector.

This year’s Heritage Day will be held on Thursday 7th March (09:00-19:00), using a hybrid format: hosted in-person at St John’s Church, Waterloo (London), and live-streamed for virtual delegates. Tickets are now on sale via our EventBrite platform. Whether you’re a veteran or first-timer, we encourage you to come along to #HeritageDay2024 and hear about the latest sector developments, resources, and partnerships. Get inspired, informed, and connected to help drive positive change in heritage through collaboration!

Click here to book your tickets today!

Heritage Day 2024 is open to all those with an interest in heritage through the generous support of Ecclesiastical Insurance (our Corporate Partner), Farcroft Restorations Group (our Headline Sponsor), and our Programme Sponsors (MinervaUK Heritage Pulse, The Architectural Heritage Fund, and Direct Access).

Heritage Day 2023
The mixture of industry experts and rising professionals was really amazing.
Heritage Day 2023 Attendee

Heritage Day Archive

Heritage Day 2023 brought together leading voices from across our membership and the wider heritage sector in two parts, 1st & 2nd March 2023 (virtual and in person). We brought together keynote speakers - including the Heritage Minister Lord Parkinson, Chair of the National Trust René Olivieri, and our CEO Lizzie Glithero-West - and fostered connection through a series of interactive breakout sessions with sector experts and brought together heritage professionals to network, discuss issues, find solutions and gather valuable insight.

It was also our 20th Anniversary Year, and Heritage Day 2023 concluded with the opportunity for reflection and celebration of the sector’s collective achievements at our dinner that rounded off the event.

At each Heritage Day we announce the winners of our annual Ecclesiastical's Heritage Heroes Awards, which recognise the incredible contribution of volunteers in the heritage sector each year. You can read about the winners and more at our Reflections & Resources page .