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9th Living Knowledge Conference 2021

We have had to decide to postpone our 9th International Living Knowledge Conference with one year. The rapid spread of the Corona virus and the resulting severe travel restrictions make it impossible to go ahead as planned. This was not an easy decision to take but we hope you understand. We are looking forward to finally seeing you in 2021. Stay healthy!

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 21st 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, community service learning, user driven innovation and …. (put your work’s name tag here). We are especially interested in collaborations you have forged, how you created synergies by involving students, 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!

Important dates:

Conference: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday June 30 – July 2, 2021
Pre-conference Programme (workshops, summer schools, network meetings): Monday and Tuesday June 28-29, 2021

We will decide on a procedure to renew the call for proposals at a later stage; we both want to honour abstracts already accepted if they are still current in a year’s time, but we also want to be open to new or adapted submissions. We will think about the best way to organise that and inform you about it in due time .

Notification of Acceptance:
Registration Opens:
Deadline Registration for Presenters:
Early Bird Rate before