Online Booking Now Open
Bookings for the OMRS Convention to be held on 15th-17th September 2017 in Stratford-upon-Avon are now being taken. Click here to view the programme. Booking is now closed – but you can still pay on the door! Hope to see you there.
Accommodation – Special Rates
Due to unprecedented demand all the accommodation available at the special rate in the Convention hotel has been booked. Please see the Accommodation page for details of other hotels in the area..
What is Annual Convention?
The Orders & Medals Research Society Annual Convention is the highlight of the OMRS calendar for our members. More than 300 members from across the UK, the EU and from overseas will gather together to celebrate being part the world’s largest organisation dedicated to the research of orders, medals and decorations.
For many of our members, it is an opportunity to take a much deserved break away from their daily routine – and to socialise with old and new friends. As well as the Convention Dinner on the Saturday night, Convention also plays host to the Exhibition, and the annual Society honours and awards and on the Sunday to the Society’s medal fair, which once again is open to members and non-members alike.
OMRS Convention 15th-17th September 2017 – Crowne Plaza, Stratford-Upon-Avon
Following last year's highly successful Convention, we are returning to the Crowne Plaza at Stratford-Upon-Avon. The hotel is ideally located on the banks of the river Avon at the heart of the town and the grounds of the hotel go straight down on to the river.
The venue locates Convention in the heart of England and provides more room for all the events and, with the backdrop of Shakespearean Stratford – Shakespeare’s birthplace, Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the Royal Shakespeare Company theatre complex to name but a few, provides a great setting for an unmissable event.
Stratford's central location is ideal, enabling easy access to members from across the UK in what is expected to be another heavily attended Convention. Whether it is to socialise with like-minded people and friends, to exhibit, or to just look for an addition to their collection, members should put this date in their diary now. If you have not attended in the past, or not been for some years then give it a try!