Do you consider yourself a critical scholar? Not sure where your research belongs? Would you like to find out what your colleagues are up to?
Have you always wondered what “unconferences” are about?
An unconference enables attendees to design their own schedule: the topics they want to hear about and the activities they want to take part in.
But how does it work? I hear you say.
The success of an unconference depends on the session pitches: this is when attendees pitch their ideas for sessions.
These could be
Pitches are about 30 seconds, and you are very welcome to pitch more than one session!
The general sessions slots are 30 minutes - but these can be shared between more people or joined up for topics that need to be discussed in greater detail.
At the end of the pitching session, we devise a schedule and off we go.
Between 2.30 and 3.30 we invite you for a thought-provoking, hands-on plenary by Dr Jodie Clark.
Jodie’s recent book Selves, Bodies and the Grammar of Social Worlds: Re imagining Social Change (Palgrave) illustrates how the grammatical analysis of everyday accounts reveals innovative ways of imagining social structure. Her analysis of conversational texts reveals a way of seeing the social world as in an embodied relationship with embodied selves. Jodie talks about her explorations in her weekly podcasts called Structured visions.
Please reach out with any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to seeing you at our first unconference!