Having been inspired by the World Seabird Conference this Twitter only conference on public archaeology will kick off at 9.15 am (BST) on Friday 28th April 2017.
The 2017 Public Archaeology Twitter Conference has over 50 papers from a wide variety of locations across the world, and paper timings will run all day so that the conference can cover multiple time zones. Navigation for the site can be found in the top menu bar where you can find the timetable,abstracts and more information on how the conference will run.
I am doing this for partly academic enjoyment, for fun, as well as to attempt something new in terms of communication (as well as to add to my body of work on the use of Twitter as part of digital public archaeology). This is also as an experiment in using social media to encourage diversity and inclusivity. After all, conference attendance has many issues, such as funding and accessibility, so this experiment could contribute information which can be used to make archaeology more accessible within as well as outside the profession.
The hashtag for the event will be #PATC
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to use the contact page or tweet me @LornaRichardson
See you on the 28th!