AIM National Conference Times & Information At A Glance

AIM National Conference Times & Information At A Glance
AIM National Conference Times & Information At A Glance

To help you make the most of conference, we have rounded up some key times and information so you can find important timings at a glance.

If you are attending AIM National Conference and have any questions that aren’t answered here please email: sassy@aim-museums.co.uk

The main AIM National Conference website can be found at: AIM National Conference 2017

 

Day 1 – Thursday 22 June

Registrations will open in the ballroom and bar area of The Commissioners House at 9.30am.

You will be able to collect your delegate bags, select your breakout sessions, dinner seating and if you would like to attend the Industrial Heritage lunch. You can let us know if you are leaving your car in the Dockyards car park or if you require coach travel to the hotels. You can then enjoy coffee or tea in the Steam, Steel & Submarine Gallery and meet the exhibitors.

Conference will start in the Royal Dockyard Church at 11.00am

A buffet lunch will be served from 1.00 – 2.15pm in the Steam, Steel and Submarines Museum where our exhibitors will be based.

Coffee and refreshments will be served from 3.15 – 3.55pm in the Steam, Steel and Submarines Gallery.

Conference will end at 5.00pm

The AIM Annual General Meeting will take place at 5.00pm. Hard copies of the agenda, minutes of the 2016 AGM and accounts will be available – or download your copies here: AIM AGM

Coaches will depart for the Station, Travelodge and Premier Inn at 5.15pm and 5.45pm from outside of the Commissioners House

Evening Drinks Reception and AIM Dinner

Dress code for drinks and dinner: Smart Casual. Please note that high heels and stilettos are not permitted in ‘Command of the Oceans’ due to the flooring. Heel caps for stilettos will be available if required.

Coaches will collect from the Station, Travelodge and Premier Inn for evening drinks reception and dinner at 6.30pm and 6.45pm

The AIM evening drinks reception kindly sponsored by Hayes Parsons will begin at 7.00pm in the Command of the Oceans galleries all conference delegates are welcome to attend

The AIM Dinner kindly sponsored by AXIELL ALM will begin at 8.00pm in The Mess Deck Restaurant for those that have booked

Coaches depart for Travelodge and Premier Inn at 11.00pm and 11.15pm

Day 2 – Friday 23 June

Coaches will collect from the Station, Travelodge and Premier Inn at 8.30am and 8.45am

Registrations will open in the ballroom of The Commissioners House  from 8.15am to 9.30am. You can then enjoy coffee or tea in the Steam, Steel & Submarine Gallery and meet the exhibitors.

Conference will start at 9.30am in the Royal Dockyard Church.

Coffee and tea will be served in the marquee adjacent to the Steam, Steel and Submarines Museum where our exhibitors will be based from 11.10am – 11.50am

A buffet lunch will be served from 12.50pm to 2.00pm in the marquee adjacent to the Steam, Steel and Submarines Museum where our exhibitors will be based.

The optional Industrial Heritage Networking Lunch will take place onboard  HMS Cavalier from 12.50pm to 2.00pm

Conference will end at 4.00pm

Coaches depart for hotels and train station at 4.00pm, 4.30pm and 5.00pm

Friday Evening Social Event

Dress code: none

Coaches will depart Premier inn and Travelodge at 6.00pm for Upnor Castle arrival at 6.30pm

Drinks reception on the Belvedere Lawn  at Upnor Castle  kindly sponsored by Absolute Museum and Gallery Products at 6.45pm

Coach departs Upnor Castle for BBQ and paid bar at Fort Amherst  at 7.20pm

Arrival and walk through the tunnels at Fort Amherst at 7.30pm followed by a Barbeque at 8.00pm. Optional tunnels ghost tour at 8.30pm

Coaches depart for Travelodge and Premier Inn at 10.30pm

Saturday Study Tour – 24 June

Coach will pick up from Premier Inn and Travelodge at 8.15am

If you are leaving after the Saturday Study Tour via Chatham Train station, please bring your bags and cases with you on the tour as the station will be a drop off point after the tour ends.

Coach arrives at Turner Contemporary at approximately 10.00am for tea, coffee and biscuits and welcome followed by a tour

Coach departs Turner Contemporary at 11.30am for Quex Park – Powell Cotton Museum – arrival at 11.45am followed by tour and lunch

Coach departs for drop off points and Chatham Train Station, arriving at the station at 3.30pm

 Directions and Travel

If you need help with directions or travel to Chatham please visit:

Directions For The Historic Dockyard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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