Bookings are now open for this year’s VSSN / NCVO research conference, happening on 10th/11th September at Aston University in Birmingham.
The conference will build on ongoing debates about how civil society can be at the heart of the changes needed to ensure that all communities can thrive. These debates present opportunities and challenges for civil society actors and for research undertaken on, with and for them, many of which will be explore through the conference.
Highlights in this years’ programme include:
- An opening plenary in which the architects of two civil society reports – Julia Unwin and Danny Kruger – will discuss their visions for the future of civil society and consider the implications for research
- A plenary panel of three civil society leaders and policy makers – Andrew Purkis, Debra Allcock Tyler, and Alice Wilcock – will provide some personal reflections on the future of civil society
- A World Café session on the future of civil society research, during which participants will have an opportunity to meet and share ideas with new and experienced researchers in their field, developing social and professional networks and agendas for future research.
- Six parallel sessions of papers, panels and workshops across the ten core Conference Streams
- The largest ever New Researchers session, with 20 participants from a range of institutions and disciplines
The full draft programme is available here (note that this is subject to change).
Full conference details are available here.