Manchester Beacon Summit 2011
Thursday, 17 November 2011 from 09:30 to 16:30 (GMT)
MANCHESTER BEACON SUMMIT 2011
Join us at our fourth annual Summit to celebrate the successes and learning achieved through public engagement and community-university partnerships. Discover practical and creative ways to enhance engagement through workshops, participant-led *open space sessions, networking and a marketplace.
The day ends with the presentation of Manchester Beacon's Recognition Awards for community-university partnerships making a difference to Greater Manchester.
Summit places are free but limited. Please book your place and choose one morning workshop listed below.
09:30 Coffee and Registration
10:00 Summit welcome - Paul Manners, National Co-ordinating Centre for Public
Engagement & Erinma Ochu, Director Manchester Beacon
PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE WORKSHOPS BELOW
Gain practical and creative insights into how to use physical and virtual space to engage with the public.
Getting Engaged at Festivals
Discover the practical and beneficial ways to engage with a wider public through working with festivals, and the mutually beneficial models that can be developed by universities and festival organisers.
Explore the principles and ethics of universities working in partnership with communities gleaned from practical experiences across the Beacons initiative.
12.30 Lunch and Summit Marketplace
Network during lunch with cultural organisations, community organisations, digital media and public engagement specialists and university departments at the Summit marketplace.
13.45 Ready Steady Vote
An interactive session on the past, present and future of Manchester's public engagement.
14.15 Open Space session*
Host an Open Space session on a topic of your choice or simply attend those that you find relevant. For assistance with developing session ideas, please contact the Manchester Beacon office, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 0161 275 5261.
15.30 Manchester Beacon Recognition Awards
Presentation of the first Recognition Awards celebrating successful and on-going community-university partnerships. Awards will be presented by Professor Dame Nancy Rothwell, President & Vice Chancellor for the University of Manchester, Professor Gerry Kelleher, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Manchester Metropolitan University and Keith Barnes, Pro Vice Chancellor Strategic Partnerships, University of Salford.
The Summit is organised by Manchester Beacon, a partnership of local universities and cultural organisations that aims to inspire a culture change to ensure public and community engagement become a valued and recognised part of everyday life.
The Manchester Beacon is part of the Beacons for Public Engagement, a UK-wide initiative funded by Research Councils UK, The Higher Education Funding Council for England in association with The Wellcome Trust.
Macdonald Manchester Hotel and Spa, London Road, M1 2PG
Holiday Inn Express, Oxford Road, M1 5QA
* What is an ‘Open Space’?
Open Space sessions are entirely participatory, free-form and directed by event participants. If you have an idea that you want to discuss, you can host an Open Space session, advertise it to all participants, and invite people to join your discussion. Sessions will be advertised at the Summit, and you can submit an idea on the day at Registration. The sessions provide you with the ability to chose which subjects are important and relevant to you.