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The 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches 2018: Knowledge as Disobedience, Expression and Creativity
March 15 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
“None but ourselves can free our minds” Bob Marley
The aim of the 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches is to extend the boundaries of what constitutes ‘legitimate’ knowledge. The conference is open to academics from all walks of life, regardless of disciplinary background or affiliation. We welcome presentations dealing with postdisciplinarity approaches to knowledge as disobedience, expression and creativity.
Researchers are invited to present their knowledge production and passion in the form of research papers, movies or audio-visual material, exhibitions, performances, music, literary writings, such as poetry or short stories and other creative contributions. A combination of these forms of expression is much welcomed. We recognise that there are a number of different ways in which research can be communicated, and we are committed to accommodating the needs of individual and group expressions.
Abstract submission opens 30 April, 2017 and closes 15 October, 2017
Registration opens 1 May, 2017 with the following options:
- The “I am keen & I am IN!” registration opens 1 May and closes 31 July, 2017. Price: NZD$ 850.00 [Student: NZD$700.00]
- The “I am definitely COMING” registration opens 1 August and closes 30 November, 2017. Price: NZD$ 950.00 [Student: NZD$ 800.00]
- The “I will be LATE” registration opens 1 December, 2017 and will remain open until 2 February, 2018. Price: NZD$ 1,050.00 [Student: NZD$ 900.00].
Please note that this conference will be limited to 120 participants. The review process will take approximately 4 weeks – the sooner we receive your proposal, the sooner we can get back to you regarding the acceptance of your presentation so that you can make most of the discounted registrations.
Submissions of presentations
Submissions and registrations will be processed via our website www.postdisciplinary.net
The submission system will be up and running by 30 April, 2017.
Instructions for presentations
All presentations should address/reflect postdisciplinarity and the theme of knowledge as disobedience, expression and creativity. Send us a brief explanation of how your ideas link to the themes of this conference and an example of what & how you would like to present. This will enable the members of the Scientific Committee to assess the relevance and quality of your work, and plan the logistics for the event.
- For research papers: submit an abstract between 200-300 words including references.
- For audio-visual presentations or similar: submit a summary between 150-200 words describing the aims and/or the conceptual basis of your work. An example/trailer of any audio-visual material may be useful (e.g. 3-5 min visual summary).
- For exhibitions and performances: submit a summary between 150-200 words describing the aims and/or the conceptual basis of your work. A visual example (e.g., a photo/drawing) may be required.
- For music, literary writings such as poetry or short stories: submit a brief text (150-200 words) explaining the connection of your work to the themes of the conference. A sample of your work may be required.
More information regarding submissions will be available online in April.
There will be a prize for the most creative and disobedient presentation!
Aside from the Conference Proceedings, we will work towards producing a special issue based on selected presentations at the Postdisciplinarity Conference 2018. The details of specific publications will be announced at a later stage. Please check our website for regular updates.
We are working hard on making this a fun, inclusive and empowering event. Forget PowerPoints and endless streams of talks… You will be immersed in flows of inspiration, sparked by vibrant conversations and stimulating ideas. Liberate your mind!
We are looking forward to welcoming you in 2018!
The Auckland postdisciplinary team (Tomas Pernecky, Heike Schänzel, Shelagh Mooney, Keri-Anne Wikitera, Nancy McIntyre, AUT, New Zealand)
Following the success of the 1st International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches held in Neuchatel, Switzerland (19-22 June, 2013) and the second conference hosted by the Copenhagen Business School (22-24 June, 2015), we are delighted to announce that the 3rd event will take place in Auckland, New Zealand, from 2-5 February 2018. The theme for our Auckland gathering is Knowledge as Disobedience, Expression and Creativity. We welcome all types of presentations that address postdisciplinarity in a range of contexts – including, but not limited to, epistmology and knowledge production, practice and action, ways of being and becoming, and relational theory. We particularly encourage non-western perspectives vis-à-vis oral literature, art and performance.
Postdisciplinarity has been previously articulated as an invitation to different interpretations, critical analysis, and creative problem solving – extending also to questioning conventional processes of knowledge making. To appreciate the breadth and scope of postdisciplinary approaches, we invite you to read the special issue which emerged out of the first conference in Neuchatel – published recently in Tourism Analysis (link:Volume 21, Number 4).
The 3rd International Conference on Postdisciplinary Approaches is open to academics from all walks of life, regardless of disciplinary background or affiliation. Researchers are invited to present in the form of research papers, movies or audio-visual material, exhibitions, performances, music, literary writings such as poetry or short stories and other creative expressions. A combination of several of these is also very much welcome. We recognise that there are a number of different ways in which research can be communicated; we are committed to accommodating such needs.