Public Engagement & Performance conference call

The public engagement and performance conference think it is vital (to the ongoing impact of research) for the public to access, understand and engage with our work.

It is, after all, the public who fund, use, and/or participate in research. Vital, therefore, to our ongoing public engagement work is the need for both artists and scientists to understand and appreciate each others contribution to public understanding, those the wider communities we serve.

The Public Engagement and Performance Conference brings together creative, innovative practitioners and projects to offer illustrations, to provoke conversation, understanding, insight.

The Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield, March 29th & 30th 2019

Our aims with the conference are to bring together researchers (from across the arts, humanities and social sciences, STEM) who are at various stages of the research process, and with different expertise and experience. Also to inspire, support, develop, share and foster greater awareness around our social responsibility, research practices, to introduce delegates to different ways of answering their research questions, to forge collaborations, and all with an eye on making a difference in the world by engaging the public with research. Important though these ideas are, we also want to communicate through representations that are ethically sensitive, relevant, timely, creative and imaginative.

There are a variety of ways to participate:

  1. Share a conference paper or presentation
  2. Deliver or take part in a workshop
  3. Present a film/installation/performance
  4. Watch, listen, learn, engage – there’s no requirement to present/perform

Previous conferences have drawn delegates from Anthropology, Sociology, Sport & Exercise Science, Clinical Trials Research, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dance, Drama, Education, Health & Social Change, Nursing, Medicine, Business Management and Marketing, and from the USA, Canada, South America, Australia, UK & Europe.

Get a feel for the conference from delegates attending previous conferences: and

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