As well as running its own annual NAS conference, the society gets involved in other external conferences that relate to the field of marine archaeology.
The NAS has involvement in the IKUWA conferences which form a global network of cooperating bodies that organise congresses focused on underwater archaeology under the patronage of UNESCO.
The UK’s annual National Archaeology Week, organised by the Council for British Archaeology (www.festival.britarch.ac.uk/), involves over 1000 special events organised and hosted by museums, heritage organisations, and community archaeologists right across the UK. The NAS always gets involved and holds special outreach events to mark this important event in the archaeological calendar.
Twice a year the diving world gears up for the London International Dive Show (LIDS) at ExCeL, London, and the Birmingham Dive Show (DIVE) at the NEC (www.diveshows.co.uk/) in the UK. The Nautical Archaeology Sub-Aqua Club (NASAC), the volunteer run archaeological dive club affiliated with the NAS is always in attendance.
Plus, there are other events which take place around the world which are NAS accredited and count towards attaining NAS certification. For example, the DEGUWA annual conference organised by the German Society for the Promotion of Underwater Archaeology (DEGUWA) (www.deguwa.org) and the IfA Annual Conference for Archaeologists which takes in Birmingham, UK. (www.archaeologists.net).