Stories4Policy: Speculative futures for engaging with risk and uncertainty

Tuesday 5 July 2022, 9:00am to Wednesday 6 July 2022, 5:00pm

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Venue

Margaret Fell Lecture Theatre & Online - View Map

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Families and young people, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates

Registration

Free to attend - registration required

Registration Info

Please book your place via our Eventbrite site.

Ticket Price

£35.00 - Standard ticket (including lunches, refreshments) £00.00 - Students/unwaged ticket – (including lunches, refreshments)

Event Details

Two day conference organised by Dstl and the Institute for Social Futures

Conference summary:

Future policy issues are complex and challenging. As a result, engagement with these issues is often inadequate and superficial. Recent times illustrate the disastrous implications of not paying heed to long-term policy issues. There is growing appetite and interest within UK policy making to pay more sustained attention to these issues, and to use stories and speculation to facilitate this engagement. This conference seeks to bring together the leading practitioners, thinkers and pioneers to share experience and practice, to develop future pathways together, and to demonstrate the fantastic work from across a range of areas of practice with policy-makers to showcase the art-of-the-possible.

Day 1 (5th July) – Practitioners of storytelling and speculative futures

Day 2 (6th July) – Engaging the policy makers and demonstrating the outputs

Share your work at the conference:

We are seeking talks and exhibits that explore the practice of engaging policy makers with futures, uncertainties and risks through the use of different forms of stories, narratives, speculations and design.

If you would like to present a talk on the 5th July, when we are focussing on the practitioners and their work with stories and speculative futures, please submit the following information to isf@lancaster.ac.uk

To make a submission for a talk please submit the following details to Stories4Policy Conference by 13 June 2022.

  • Proposed title of the talk
  • Description outlining the proposed format and 3 - 4 bullet points of the key areas the talk will address.
  • Name of the proposed speaker(s), job title(s), and organisation or point of contact
  • Short speaker biography

If you would like to submit an abstract for the opportunity to exhibit your work at the conference on 6th July, when we will focus on engaging the policy makers and demonstrating the outputs, please send your abstract to isf@lancaster.ac.uk.

To make a submission for an exhibition please submit the following details to Stories4Policy Conference by 13 June 2022.

  • Proposed title of the exhibit
  • Description outlining the proposed format and 3 - 4 bullet points of the key areas the exhibit will address and how it is engaging and visual (exhibits will be prioritised by visual engagement).
  • Link/ attachment to any associated media/ website.
  • Type of exhibition space require e.g. space X m2 or a trestle table
  • Name of the proposed speaker(s), job title(s), and organisation or point of contact.
  • Short speaker biography

N.B. There is limited exhibition space; we will endeavour to accommodate as many exhibits as possible but the earlier your submission the greater the chance of acceptance. We plan to run a discussion session between exhibitors with similar themes to enable plenary discussions of the exhibitions and Q&A, and thus promote exhibit engagement.

If you have any questions regarding submission please also get in touch with Jim Maltby JFMALTBY@mail.dstl.gov.uk.

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Contact Details

Name Louise Bush
Email

isf@lancaster.ac.uk

Website

https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/social-futures/