May 27th: Webinar discussion on Science Shops
You are invited to join us in a webinar discussion on Science Shops on May 27th, 12:30-1:30pm (Newfoundland Time) or 5:00-6:00 pm (CEST, UTC+2). It is hosted by Norbert Steinhaus in conjunction with the Community-based Research Capacity Building Network (established to build capacity up to CU Expo 2013 and beyond). Please see the poster below for more information. There is no fee for participation, however RSVP is required. You are welcome to circulate this throughout your networks.
This webinar will discuss both best practices and challenges of running Science Shops. Information will be given about the history of Science Shops and how they have found their place on the agenda of science policy-making; working with students in the curriculum; and researchers involvement with civil society organizations.
Please RSVP to Kim by May 24th
This session will be hosted online via Elluminate Live, allowing you to participate from your home or office. Information will be provided on how to join the meeting, following your RSVP.
Big Tent IV
Global Communique Debate ‘Grand Challenges & the Great Transformation’ Online from April 12 – May 12 at http://bit.ly/XMUrpz
Action Research Action Learning Interest Group – PhD Course, 23-28 June 2013, Budapest
Reflecting Through Images: Theorizing and Practicing Participatory Video and Social Photo Matrix
organised by Action Research Action Learning Interest Group (ARALIG) in co-operation with Business Administration Doctoral School, Corvinus University of Budapest (CUB) and Department of Urban and Rural Development, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala
Theme and Objectives: The ARALIG-2013 PhD course aims to contribute to participants’ selfdevelopment as reflective practitioners. It will advance their critical craftmanship with a focus on skillfulness as an expression of nature of the person as action researcher. In particular it aims to address the opportunities, constraints, and paradoxes of participation as experienced through the application of different action research and action learning methods. The course will combine theoretical discussions with practical activities and provide group tutoring exercises in order to support participants to develop their reflective capacities and methodological reach and to advance their research topic. ARALIG-2013 will have visual techniques for participation as its focus.
The deadline for applications and extended abstracts is 30th April.
For more information please click here.
Submission and contacts: Veronika Fabók (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Avram Noam Chomsky and Vandana Shiva to speak at the 2013 Global Media Forum
Registration is now open for the international media conference held from June 17-19 in the World Conference Center Bonn, Germany. The 6th edition of the conference will center on “The Future of Growth – Economic Values and the Media.” Deutsche Welle expects around 2,000 attendees from all around the world. In 50 workshops and plenary sessions, participants will discuss the many questions arising from this year’s topic.
Registration fee for NGOs is 95,- Euro for all three days.
More Information at http://www.dw.de/global-media-forum/home/s-30956
Transdisciplinary Research on Sustainability in Europe: generic issues
Expert Conference in Prague, Thursday 23rd – Friday 24th May 2013
The EU FP7 Converge Project and Charles University Environment Centre are pleased to invite you a two day expert conference on Transdisciplinary Research for Sustianability (TDRS). The conference will be held in Prague, on May 22 to 23 inclusive.
The background to the conference is that major EU research programmes are calling for transdisciplinary research to address ‘wicked’ joined up and complex problems – particularly in the area of sustainability. Whilst there is an emphasis on the dissemination of substantive results from funded projects, there is less attention to the sharing of the experiences and lessons learnt from the project processes, problems and issues and strategies developed for dealing with these. This gathering provides an opportunity to share and reflect on issues of TDRS including methodology and management, together with an opportunity to contribute to recommendations to the ERA for the further development of research capacity on TDRS.
Bilbao (Spain) will host the 2nd edition of the largest European Event in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, from the 23rd until the 26th of April 2013 at Bilbao Exhibition Centre (BEC).
The main focus will be on Nanoscience & Nanotechnology in the fields of Graphene, Energy, Bio/Medicine, Optics, Photonics and Security & Defense.
ImagineNano will therefore gather the global nanotechnology community, including researchers, industry policymakers and investors.
Midwest Knowledge Mobilization Network
Save the date:April 12, 2013
at the IUPUI Campus Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
2013 Canadian Knowledge Mobilization Forum
June 3 & 4, 2013, Mississauga, ON, Canada
Working together in Knowledge Mobilization: Closing the loop between research and practice,
Call for Presentations: http://www.knowledgemobilization.net/cfp_ckf13
Civil Society based Innovation – Co-creation and Participation
6th Living Knowledge Conference 2014 will find place 9-11 April 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark
The pre-conference “Science Shop Summer School” will also find place in Copenhagen from 7-8 April 2014.
6th International Barcelona Conference on Higher Education, “Let’s Build Transformative Knowledge to Drive Social Change”
May 13-15, 2013
This edition is focused on Knowledge, Engagement & Higher Education. The Conference will provide visibility and will critically examine one of the most significant trends: the growth of the theory and practice of engagement as a key feature in the evolution of higher education.