Registration is open for the DCDC22 Conference, a virtual event being held from 11-15 July 2022.

View the DCDC22 programme and register on the DCDC website

DCDC stands for Discovering Collections, Discovering Communities. It is a cross-sectoral conference, hosted by The National Archives, RLUK and Jisc, that brings together the GLAMA sector to shine a light on our shared experiences, innovations, interests and concerns.

DCDC22 will showcase how digital innovation is transforming the cultural heritage and academic sectors and their relationship with their audiences. From individual projects to national programmes, for organisations and groups large and small, we look forward to examining the opportunities and challenges that digital technologies and collaboration can offer.

Emerging technologies have brought considerable benefits to cultural heritage organisations, transforming approaches to institutional collections, our ways of working, and the way people discover and engage with collections. As research continues to drive innovation, how can we ensure that our practices remain relevant, open, inclusive, representative and transformative? How can our practices in turn enable new innovations?

Championing creativity and talent within the GLAMA (galleries, libraries, archives, museums and academia) sector and exploring digital solutions at scale, DCDC22 is a forum for knowledge-exchange between organisations and individuals at all levels. We will explore how research is reimagining how our collections are formed and preserved, how audiences engage with and contribute to our work, and how we plan for the future.


Conference fees

Early bird tickets are priced at £45+VAT and are available up to Wednesday, 8 June.

Regular tickets are prices at £60 +VAT. Registration closes on Friday, 8 July 2022.


Registration and expenses bursaries

Each year DCDC brings together over 400 colleagues from across the archive, library, museum, heritage and academic sectors. We are proud that the conference appeals to delegates from all career stages, from established academics and practitioners, to those just starting out.

We want to ensure we include the widest range of voices, experiences and backgrounds in our discussions, and we are delighted to offer two types of bursaries for the conference:

Registration bursaries cover the costs of online registration for DCDC22.

Expenses bursaries are available to those with caring responsibilities, work commitments, or who need extra support to attend a conference online.

There are no restrictions in terms of location or employment status for bursary applicants. Find out more about DCDC22 bursaries and apply.