Call for Proposals: 9th Living Knowledge Conference, Groningen, 24-26 June 2020

Publication date
October 1, 2019
January 15, 2020
Short description

Living Knowledge Conferences favour interaction over one-way presentations. There is ample time for discussions, workshops, and dilemma sessions. From this meeting of people and minds the organizers hope to create synergies that will benefit all as well as the groups they represent.

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 what connections can still be made? On the organizers' network’s 20th anniversary, they will celebrate their achievements and anticipate future developments.

The conference serves anybody who is interested in supporting, facilitating, or doing community-driven, collaborative research, hereby fostering a ‘community of practice’ of both old and new friends.

How can you contribute?

The organizers are open to a broad range of inputs, so please consider how you would like to share your knowledge and experience and how you could involve the participants. The organizers encourage creative formats ranging from classic research presentations to workshops and performances, where art and research are combined and participants are involved.

To maximise the opportunities for people to present and interact, a range of formats are suggested. Priority will be given to proposals that have a strong interactive element whereby delegates and presenters have an opportunity through dialogue or other interactive methods to learn, share, exchange and develop their ideas, expertise and practices. An often-heard critique in conference evaluations is the lack of opportunity to interact and participate. Too much time is spent on one-way presentations. Therefore, please ensure that there is opportunity for active participation!

The presentation formats vary from ultrashort sharings, like the 5-minutes Expose (with the possibility for dialogue afterwards) to workshops of 45 to 90 minutes. Poster presentations are a good way of entering into in-depth conversations with those specifically interested in your work.

Please click HERE for more information about the session formats. Make sure to familiarise yourself with these formats before submitting your proposal!

Please find the submission form HERE


The following criteria will be used to evaluate proposals:

  • Relevance to the conference theme
  • Clarity of the submitted abstract
  • Novelty of the submitted work
  • (Potential) impact of the work (on society and/or research)
  • Level of collaboration, engagement and synergies of the presented work
  • Level of interaction with conference participants

Your description will help reviewers make an informed evaluation of your proposal and the organising committee to create the conference programme. In the submission form you are kindly requested to select 1 theme that best fits your submission and 1-3 keywords.

Reviewers can accept or reject the submitted proposals or they can advise the participants to focus on certain aspects of the submitted work or use another format. The organising committee will then check the outcome of the review process with the available time-slots and conference rooms and inform you about the decision. Please note that obviously there are less 90 minutes time slots available than shorter slots.

Before the conference, you may be approached by a session chair, whose task it is to give shape to the session and turn it into a coherent event. By then, it will also be possible to upload a full version of your presentation, if you wish to do so.

access the call for proposals: Call for Proposals | 9th Living Knowledge Conference

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Europe
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on January 9, 2020
Modified on January 9, 2020