Early Career Research Camp 4 – 5 May 2017

Join us in Glasgow to share and discuss strategies for research in the creative economy. To support and encourage a community of new scholars in the digital and creative economy, CREATe will host an Early Career Research Camp on 4th & 5th May 2017. The event is open to all early career researchers, including advanced PhD students, working on creative economy and related research topics. The purpose of this event is to exchange useful knowledge gained though CREATe-affiliated projects, to impart strategies for successful career progression (both in academia and industry), and to map out and launch an affiliate research network for junior researchers.

Participants will benefit from the collective expertise of senior UK and international scholars in intellectual property law, innovation policy, economics and social science (see full list of speakers below). Registration is free and open to all early career researchers, however space is limited to 45 participants. For more information, please contact the event organiser Dr. Kristofer Erickson. The event will run from 12:00 noon on Thursday 4th May to 17:00 on Friday 5th May. It will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA) Glasgow [Map].

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Venue and Format:

The Research Development Camp will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow city centre [map]. The event will run from 12:30pm on Thursday 4th May to 17:30pm on Friday 5th May. Lunch and coffee will be provided to attendees during the activities at CCA. A workshop supper is planned for Thursday evening at Koh I Noor, Glasgow’s oldest curry house.

The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow

The Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow

Following registration and welcome lunch at 12:30, the programme will begin with a research collaboration networking activity. This is an opportunity to meet other scholars from around the UK working on the creative economy theme. Over the course of the two-day event, research teams will form and pitch their innovative collaboration ideas before a jury, with a prize awarded to the winning pitch for further development.

The two days are interspersed with expert roundtables on topics such as interdisciplinary research, new methods, engagement with policy and professional impact.

Participants will organise themselves into teams with the assistance of the event facilitators. Teams should comprise at least 2 people, up to a maximum of 5. Over the course of the two-day event, teams will develop a research proposal on a creative economy theme. Mentors from the CREATe research team and the panel of visiting experts will consult with teams as they develop their pitches/proposals.

Programme Thursday 4th May:

12:30 – 13:30 Welcome Lunch and Introduction from the Organisers
13:30 – 14:30 Activity: Research collaboration speed dating

In three minutes or less, explain the work you do, and explore how you and your discussion partner might collaborate.

14:30 – 16:00 Panel: Making interdisciplinary research work

This panel of experienced researchers will share knowledge about their successful projects. What are the challenges and strengths of undertaking interdisciplinary research on the creative economy?

16:00 – 17:30 Activity: Introduction to design-led thinking for research proposals
17:30 Close of Day 1 Activities
Supper 19:00h at Koh I Noor
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/K1pWBRnAivJ2

Programme Friday 5th May:

8:30-9:30 Breakfast panel: How to be an effective networker
This session will explore how to get the most out of awkward social situations and effectively reach out to potential collaborators
9:30 – 11:00 Research methods panel: Combining research techniques effectively
Senior research leaders will share their experiences leading large-scale research projects. Mixed methods approaches offer particular advantages and drawbacks for creative economy research.
11:00 – 12:30 Ethics and integrity in creative/digital economy research
This session will explore ethical research challenges related to study of the creative economy. Issues will include algorithmic sorting by platforms, anonymity, privacy, and risk
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch roundtable:
Designing an alumni network for Creative Industries researchers
13:30-15:00 Activity: Teams work on proposal pitches
15:00 – 16:00 Pitch presentations
16:00 – 17:30 Winners announced & closing formalities


Event Registration:

Registration is open to all early career researchers and advanced PhD students. To apply, please send a short CV and 200-word summary of your research interests to the lead organizer Dr. Kristofer Erickson by Friday, 31st March. In your email please indicate whether you are funded under an existing CREATe work package and/or whether you are requesting travel support to attend the event. Selected applicants will then be invited to register via Eventbrite.


More information:

Dates and times: In order to be eligible for the prize (£1000), all participants must be registered and must take part in all development camp activities. All team members must be present at the venue on the day of pitch presentations.

Team Composition: Participants will be invited to join a group on day 1 of the workshop. Event organisers will facilitate team formation for participants who do not have teams and may alter some of the pre-formed teams to accommodate everyone. Teams must consist of at least 2 people, up to a maximum of 5.

Selection of winners: Selection will be made by a judging panel consisting of senior researchers and experts from the CREATe consortium. The first prize is £1000 to support further research activities proposed by the winning group, to be shared equally among members.

Photography and Video: A photographer from the University of Glasgow will take pictures of the proceedings as a record of the event. The organisers will record video of participants and will ask key participants for permission to be interviewed on-camera. To opt out of being photographed or video recorded as part of this event, please contact the organisers.


Event Organisers:

Kris Erickson, School of Law, University of Glasgow (Contact)

Confirmed speakers:
Professor Chris Buccafusco, Cardozo Law School
Professor Gillian Doyle, University of Glasgow
Professor Lee Edwards, Leeds University
Professor Morten Hviid, University of East Anglia
Dr Sabine Jacques, University of East Anglia
Professor Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow
Professor Angela McRobbie, Goldsmiths University of London
Professor Dinusha Mendis, Bournemouth University
Dr Nicola Searle, Goldsmiths
Dr Daithi Mac Sithigh, Newcastle University
Professor Philip Schlesinger, University of Glasgow
Professor Ruth Towse, CREATe Fellow in Cultural Economics


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