Conference: Hack-a-demia – Reimagining the network

Tuesday 5th July 2016
2.30pm – 6pm
Central London, Location TBC
Price: FREE, registration essential.

The Culture Capital Exchange invites Early Career Researchers, research supervisors and deans, to submit workshop proposals for Hack-a-demia, an afternoon of sessions designed to explore impact, collaborative research and how TCCE’s activities can add value in these areas. You can also only register for the conference.

We are looking for proposals for disruptive sessions to find out: What resources are available to ECRs to boost their impact? Which ones work best? What is missing? Can we do more to foster collaborative research? What are the success stories? What can we learn from failures in collaborations?

The discussions and conclusions from your workshops will inform our next stage of TCCE’s ECR development programmes. This unconference format is being proposed to invite you to be active participants and inform our programme development that will run until 2018. We want to walk and talk through the issues, move around them, play with them, confess them in a dark room and suggest solutions using dubious interactive devices. How can we boost interdisciplinary synergies to inspire a broader audience, increase impact and promote interest in our research?
Your session should provide an opportunity for 15-20 researchers to collaborate with colleagues from other disciplines, to share techniques and discuss the skills needed to move forward, to master dissemination needs, and reach the appropriate audiences for your research. We can offer up to £250 per workshop for materials.
Choose one of these media to provoke a 45 minute discussion on your chosen theme, addressing Impact and/or Collaborative Research:
• Movement: Can you walk and talk to explain impact, can we choreograph collaborativeness? Can you use movement to provoke discussion?
• Gamification: Have you got an app to illustrate lessons of public engagement and collaboration? The ultimate table or virtual game approach for cross-disciplinary discussions?
• Online platform: Use social media, videos, citizen science to inspire engagement and collaboration.
• Maps: Can geographic or mind maps create a space for interactive discussions?
• Stories of Change: Present your research stories and anecdotes in the form of community storytelling or fictional narratives to broaden public interest.
• Darkroom: Engage your participants by drawing out their ideas through voice and challenge comfort zones to test a unique learning experience

You can send your Workshop Proposal or Apply through this link, by June 1st. The successful workshop proposals will be announced by June 10th 2016 and will be able to start discussing with other participants online prior to the event.

You can send your Workshop Proposal or Apply through this link, by June 1st. The successful workshop proposals will be announced by June 10th 2016 and will be able to start discussing with other participants online prior to the event.

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