Engage 2020: call for contributions

If you would like to contribute to the Engage Festival 2020, the call for contributions is now open!

This year we are doing Engage a little differently. The Engage Festival is an online extravaganza which will take place from Monday 30th November – Friday 4th of December, bringing together all of those keen to explore the future of engagement in a Covid-19 world.

If you would like to contribute, have innovative practices to share, tricky issues to explore, or would like to stimulate discussion, reflection and action, we invite you to share your ideas. Online working sessions could include interactive workshops, debates, panel discussions or webinars, storytelling, a living library book, a video showcase entry, or a contribution wildcard (for those really different ideas that don't fit any category).

For those wanting to curate something really innovative, we are making small bursaries available, enabling our community to push the boundaries of online engagement, explore other innovative ways of bringing people together, or to develop new tools and methods.

In a context where the very fabric of society as we know it is changing; where predictions about the future are contested and uncertain; and where engagement and collaboration is needed to lay the foundations for all our futures, this conference will provide a place to explore, be challenged, and to dream.

We welcome poets, artists, thinkers, practitioners, funders, policy makers, dreamers, pragmatists, communities, publics, patients, to come and join us at the festival – to share perspectives, and to reflect on the role of public engagement in reimagining our world.

Go to our Engage Festival Hub webpage to explore the conference themes, and find out how to share your ideas.