The third annual Missing Voices Conference is planned for Feb. 16, 2015, at the University of Minnesota. Registration will open in December. The theme for this year’s conference is “Honoring Local Brilliance: We’re the One’s We’ve Been Waiting For!” and will focus on local talent, ideas and resources available to parents, youths, community members and educators/administrators. Students, parents, community members/artists or educators interested in inspiring, equipping and connecting conference attendees with resources to create a more just and excellent education experience for all students, we are looking for you. Topics could include anything highlighting a missing voice and rooted in perspectives of equity (i.e race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, class, ability, religion, etc.).
Deadline for proposals is December 1, 2014.
Conference: Public Engagement and the Politics of Evidence in an Age of Neoliberalism and Audit Culture
Participants of this symposium, to be held July 23-25, 2015 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, will be invited to engage actively with other presenter/participants in attendance for the purpose of effecting changes at their home institutions. Questions to be explored include:
- What counts as scholarship and why?
- How do we achieve accountability in an age of accountancy?
- How do we measure research impact, (i.e., journal impact factor vs community and policy impact)?
- Impact for whom?
- Who and how do we determine whose evidence and what research is legitimate?
- What can be done? How do we effect change to university practices?
Registration Now Open