If you can’t find the answer to your question below, please don’t hestitate to get in touch using the details on our contacts page

  1. How do I book a ticket?

To book a ticket, please visit our online shop by clicking here.

The conference rates are:

 No. of Days One Day Two Days Three Days Four Days
 Concession (Student and unwaged) £45 £80 £120 £140
 Early Bird Standard (deadline 31st August) £95 £150 £200 £250
Full Rate (after 31st August) £135 £195 £225 £300


  1. Do I qualify for a free place?

If you are attending the conference as a representative of a World Heritage UK Voting Member organisation, that organisation is entitled to ONE free ticket.

For this ticket allocation please register via eventbrite at:


Additional representatives from your organisation are welcome to attend the conference at the standard ticket rate. If in doubt, please email Chris.Mahon@worldheritageuk.org

  1. Do I qualify for a concessionary rate?

We can confirm that students and unwaged attendees qualify for the concession rate. If you do not fit into this category, you qualify for the early bird standard rate, or the full rate.

  1. I can’t book using the online shop, can I have an invoice?

If you are unable to use the online shop, we can issue an invoice for your registration fee. Please email the following information to Sam Noakes s.noakes@bham.ac.uk, clearly stating the name of the conference that you are attending.


Conference Name:

Full Name:



Email Address:

Phone Number:

VAT Registration Number (if relevant):

Purchase Order Number (if required on the invoice):

Confirmation of which conference days that you will attend: (please specify 7, 8, 9, and/or 10 October)

Confirmation of which rate you are paying for:


  1. I am visiting from another country and need a visa to attend the conference, can I have an invitation letter?


We are able to issue an invitation letter for those that have registered for the conference.

Firstly, please register for the conference here.


Secondly, please send the following details to Catherine Adkins, who will complete a visa assessment and issue an invitation letter.

Email to: C.E.Adkins@bham.ac.uk

  • The name of the conference that you are attending:
  • Your full name as it appears on your passport:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Passport Type:
  • Home/Mobile Number:
  • Email Address:
  • A scanned copy of your passport

Important notice: Please ensure that you submit this information at least two months before the start of the conference. For later requests, we cannot guarantee that the invitation letter will come through in time for your application.


  1. What is the conference programme?


The most up to date conference programme is available on our website here.


Speaker profiles for each day of the conference can be found on the drop down menu ‘Conference Programme’ on the main page.


  1. How do I get to the conference venue?


Take a look at our ‘Getting Around’ page for helpful tips on how to get to the venue and around the Ironbridge Gorge.


We will be running a free shuttle bus service from Shrewsbury to the conference venue, via Telford. Pick up points will be in central locations to help people get to and from the conference each day. Details of the timetable will be announced in September.


  1. What hotels are available close to the venue?

Take a look at our ‘Hotels’ page for a list of recommended hotels close to the conference venue.


Please note that there is another international congress taking place in Telford at the same time as our event, so we recommend that you book your accommodation early to avoid disappointment!


  1. Are there any other conference activities happening as part of the programme?


In addition to the panel sessions, we are also organising some great conference activities that include walking tours and dinner. There will certainly be time for networking and seeing more of the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. More details about these will be announced on this website. Watch this space!