Events Principles and Practices: a level playing field?

In collaboration with the New Carnival Company and the Open Road carnival project, AEME 2021 is aimed at industry practitioners, researchers and educators with an interest in events research and practice.

 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – deadline by Tuesday 6th April 2021

Please note that the programme outlined below is still in development with many more exciting speakers and an evening programme to be confirmed. This year's event will be online over two days with Keynote speakers, industry practitioner and academic research papers and evening entertainment.

        Event Details

      1 July 2021

9.30 - 16.45: Main conference

17.30 - 20.00: Evening programme

      2 July 2021

9.15-10.00: AEME AGM

9.00 - 15.30: Main conference

This is a virtual conference

We welcome presentations and other contributions to this conference that explore links between events principles and practices with particular reference to (although not limited to) access, belonging, participation and empowerment. The 2021 conference intends to provide a platform to further our understanding of the impacts of class, gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, religious priorities and others on the production and consumption of events, festivals, carnivals, celebrations and spectacles.

We also invite papers on wider aspects of international events, festivals and carnivals. As with previous conferences we welcome contributions from various academic disciplines and practices. We also encourage poster submissions.

Key Features of the conference

  • Be inspired by keynote speakers and workshop leaders from academia and industry.

  • Explore accessibility, inclusivity and participation through presentation, workshops and round-table discussions.

  • Learn from internationally pioneering accessibility projects

  • Create national and international research, education, and collaboration networks.

  • Enjoy the vibrant city of Brighton and Hove by the sea in Sussex.

Key Dates

Abstract submission: 6th April 2021

Notification of acceptance: 7th May 2021

Registration deadline: 7th June 2021

Conference: 1st - 2nd July 2021

 

Keynote Sessions 

Bringing industry and academia together in this international conference creates opportunities for excellent key note sessions on best practice and cutting edge research around accessibility, inclusivity, and empowerment across a wide range of events and festivals.

 

Confirmed speakers for 2021 include Prof. Gayle McPherson (University of West Scotland), Dr. Ju Gosling (Together 2012), Dr. Serge Attukwei Clottey (Founder of LA360 and artist, Ghana), Paul Davies (Embaixadores da Alegria, Rio Carnival) and Quentin 'Barabbas' Woodside (Junkanoo music, Bahamas)

Costs

There is two complementary places per institution for AEME members to attend the conference.

 

Costs for all other attendees to be confirmed next week.

Booking details available next week

 

 

Indicative Programme (draft*)

Thursday 1 July 2021

09.45

Arrival and networking area

10.00

 

10.20-11.05

11.05-11.50

11.55-13.00

Welcome and introductions to AEME 2021 Brighton (Prof. Toni Hilton)

Keynote speakers:

    Professor Gayle McPherson, University of West Scotland

    Dr Ju Gosling, Together 2012

Parallel papers, workshops and presentations

13.00-14.00

Break for lunch and networking

14.00-15.05

15.20-15.40

15.40-16.45

16.45-17.30

17.30-20.00

17.30-17.45

17.45-18.15

18.15-19.00

19.00-19.15

19.15-20.00

20.00

Parallel papers, workshops and presentations 

Break and networking

Parallel papers, workshops and presentations

Break and networking

Evening programme hosted by Felix Le Freak

Welcome Prof. Marina Novelli and Prof. Debra Humphris (Vice Chancellor)

The Open Road: Chris Slann and Frankie Goldspink, New Carnival Company

Dr Serge Attukwei Clottey, La360 Festival, Ghana

Q&A hosted by Prof Marina Novelli

Networking

Close to first day

Friday 2 July 2021

09.15

Welcome to Day Two

AEME AGM

10.10-10.55

10.55-11.40

11.40-12.00

12.00-13.05

Keynote Speakers

     Paul Davies, Embaizadores da Alegria, Rio Carnival

     Quentin 'Barabbas' Woodside, Bahamas

Break and networking

Parallel papers, workshops and presentations

13.05-13.50

Lunch and networking

13.50-14.55

14.55-15.15

15.15

Parallel papers, workshops and presentations 

Conference wrap

End

* All timing and presentations are subject to change. Additional details will be added when available

 

Organising Committee

 

 

Dr Mandy Curtis

Dr Clare Weeden

Dr Michael Williams (Chair, Scientific Committee)

 

Contact details

 

If you have any queries please contact: M.curtis3@brighton.ac.uk   or   Mandy@18Hours.org.uk

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