Expressions of interest for DevNet 2016
DevNet invites individuals, groups and organisations to express their interest in attending. You are asked to express your interest in attending but also to suggest how you would like to participate, whether by offering a presentation, suggesting ideas for panels or other session formats or merely just attending. We are very keen to encourage different ways to use the conference time to bring people together in productive ways to share ideas, practices, research insights, and thoughts for the future as well as build networks and collaborations between practitioners and researchers.
We are particularly keen to encourage dialogue across the many boundaries that exist in the development world:
- between practitioners, policy makers and academics;
- between development and community work in the ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ worlds;
- between government and civil society;
- between young people and established development workers;
- between the Global North and the Global South and;
- between the Pacific and other regions of the world.
Students are particularly encouraged to participate. There will be opportunities for research students to present and discuss their research, possibly using shorter student presentations sessions and we invite students to participate as panellists.
Although conventional conference presentations, involving research activities, findings and reflections are always welcome, we are also very keen to see sessions that may involve more unconventional formats: panels, working groups, master classes, facilitated workshops, meetings, etc. We also see our tea break and meal times as important opportunities for people to mingle, make contacts and discuss issues of common concern. Presenters in whatever format will be able to have their written papers or presentation slides and notes posted on the DevNet website as a record of the conference and available to a wider audience.
DevNet invites your suggestions on how you would like to participate, whether by offering a presentation, suggesting ideas for panels or other session formats or merely just attending.
You may choose to participate as:
- a Presenting Participant (this applies to both, individual presentation or as part of a session) or;
- a Session Organiser
Individual paper presentation
This applies to presenters in both, individual presentations or as part of a session.
Individual presentation format
Individual Paper Presentations might be short research-based presentations, or they will fit within a larger session.
Submit your Expression of Interest Abstract using the Individual Expression of Interest Abstract form, and save it under the author/s name/s.
Email the form to: Lorena de la Torre before the 10 October 2016.
This is an opportunity for several presenters with a related theme or topic to present in the format they choose.
Please note that listed below are only proposed options, we are interested in hearing your ideas and suggestions for session formats.
- 'Unconference' Panel: This session format is a space for participants to run an 'unconference' to facilitate informal discussion and shared learning. The idea being to allow topics and conversations to organically emerge from ‘the bottom up’.
- Facilitated Workshop: This session format encourages the active interation of all session participants, with a facilitator or facilitating team leading a workshop style encounter.
- Masterclass: In this session format 'experts' from a range of sectors will conduct an interactive masterclass on a specific topic.
- Working Group: This sesson format will allow for participant groups to design their own working formats, topic/s, aims, objectives and outcomes.
- Meeting/Korero/Stori 'Talanoa style session': Inspired by DevNet 2016's strong Pasifika focus and 'Talanoa' approach, this session format encorages encounters that put into practice face-to-face encounters where people have the chance to story their realities, issues and visions.
- 'Our waka': Our canoe - sharing the same voyage: In this session format you will be prepared to work with one or several different presenting partner/s suggested by the organisers, after recognising a clear relevance and relationship between your proposed topics for presentation.
- Cross-faculty: This session format encourages initiatives which draw upon wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary expertise across the full spectrum of international development policy, practice and research.
- Other - Suggestions and ideas for sessions that may involve more unconventional formats
Submit your Session Expression of Interest Abstract using theSession Expression of Interest Abstract form, and save it under the author/s name/s.
Email the form to Lorena de la Torre before the 10 October 2016.