Tuesday, December 06, 2016

CFP: Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference (i2c2) 2017 (Scarborough UK - November 2017)

 The call for papers for the Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity Conference (i2c2) 2017 is open!

We're going to bring together a bunch of people 13th to 15th November 2017 for a three day conference of inspiring each other to innovate and be more creative in our libraries. There will be talks, workshops, fun and games galore. We'll talk to each other about successes and challenges, thinking about how we can use what we learn from one another to improve libraries. This time it is all about making, playing, co-creating and will be in Scarborough on the gorgeous North Yorkshire coast. So bring your knotty hankies and expect lots of creative ideas, inspiration, and ice cream.

We are looking for people that can contribute their experiences and knowledge to the conference. The overall theme of the conference is Innovation, Inspiration and Creativity, with a subtheme this year of "making, playing, co-creating". This covers library and information work in any sector and anywhere in the world, along with associated professions.

There are some slots for presentations, but most conference slots are expected to be workshop based with a high degree of attendee involvement. So if you propose something longer than a lightning talk, think "can I help attendees learn something to apply to their own practice?" and not "can I put a set of slides together about a project I did".

We will have posters (possibly with a prize for best poster!), lightning talks (5 minutes), a small number of short presentations (20 minutes), interactive workshops (1 hour), and are also open to creative suggestions or alternatives. There are discounted (not free) places available for anyone accepted to run a workshop (1 per workshop), with a special link being sent out to any workshop proposals accepted.

Call closes May 2017 for full workshops, short presentations and "alternative" slots. Call closes early October 2017 for posters and lightning talks.

You can see some of the results of the last i2c2 in the conference book, 'Inspiring, Innovative and Creative Library Interventions: An i2c2 Compendium', available at: