This format invites contributions from practitioners active in community, commercial, government, and not-for-profit spaces who are exploring participatory frameworks in their work. The invitation is open to those grappling with the potential and the challenges of participation in any of the conference anchor areas including (but not limited to) participation in economic spheres of green, open, commons and solidarity processes; participation in political spheres of representation, resistance and governance in civic affairs; participation in design spheres where new forms of making include decolonial, feminist, and collective research and action approaches; participation in place/local/global spheres where issues of interculturality, social innovation, collaborative spaces, democracy, and policy are in focus.
The intent is to foster and celebrate lively exchanges regarding emerging questions about the politics and practices of participation between those working in different learning, innovation and activist spaces locally and internationally.
*Please note that everyone who attends will be required to register and pay the fee, regardless of whether they are presenting or not.
1st December 2019 — Submission deadline (online form)
15th February 2020 — Notification of acceptance
15th March 2020 — Camera ready submissions deadline