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Living Knowledge: LK9

June 24, 2020 - June 26, 2020

“Synergies in Research with and for Communities”

The 9th Living Knowledge Conference aims to bring together all those involved in doing or supporting research with and for communities. What can we learn from each other’s approaches? How can we collaborate? Which links have been forged and which could we still make? On our network’s 20th anniversary we will celebrate our achievements and look forward into the future!

Over the years, a myriad of approaches have been developed to do collaborative research with and for communities. Different names, different (ideological) histories, and (sometimes slightly) different objectives may obscure what we all have in common: an urge to co-create and share new knowledge for an inclusive, equitable, healthy and sustainable society.

Therefore, we hope to see you and talk about your science shops, research shops, living labs, citizen science, public engagement, participatory action research, investigative journalism, community-based research, user driven innovation and …. (put your work’s name tag here). We are especially interested in collaborations you have forged, crossovers you have made and your ideas for future collaborations.

Living Knowledge Conferences favour interaction over one-way presentations. You can expect ample time for discussions, workshops, and dilemma sessions. From this meeting of people and minds we hope to create synergies that will benefit all of us – and the communities we stand for.
The conference will be useful to anybody who’s either interested in, supporting, facilitating, or doing community-driven, collaborative research. You will find a warm ‘community of practice’ with old and new friends awaiting you!

On behalf of the local team, Henk Mulder, Vincent Hazelhoff, Saskia Visser, Marc Pauly – Science Shops, University of Groningen.

Important deadlines

Conference: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 24-25-26 June, 2020
Pre-conference Programme (workshops, summer schools, network meeting): Monday and Tuesday 22 and 23 June, 2020

Call for Presentations  October 1, 2019
Deadline for Submissions  December 15, 2019
Notification for Acceptance  February 17, 2020
Registration Opens  February 17, 2020
Deadline Registration for Presenters  May 1, 2020


June 24, 2020
June 26, 2020
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