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This year's Engage conference, run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, will take place Thurs 29 to Friday 30 November in Edinburgh - one of the original Beacons for Public Engagement - on the themes of "Framing new futures", "Stories of Change" and "Perspectives on Practice".

This is a wonderful CPD opportunity, chance to network and to get inspired.

The two-day conference programme features a range of talks, discussions and workshops, including:

  • Mini-plenary: Quality engagement
  • Moments of disengagement: learning from our mistakes
  • Developing and delivering training for researchers
  • Community engagement: facing the challenge
  • Public Attitudes to Science 2018 – initial findings
  • Exhibiting research: is it really engagement?
  • How public engagement and impact can work together in a positive way, beyond REF

Registration cost £220 for a one-day ticket or £385 for both days.

Full programme and booking

As a wonderful CPD opportunity for those keen to explore public engagement as part of research practice, to improve their knowledge and understanding of public engagement, and help inspire ways of progressing culture change to embed public engagement within your department, we're happy to cover the cost of registration for a member of support staff or researcher (in MPLS) with responsibility in this area to attend (subject to availability - we can cover the cost of registration and expenses).

If you're interested, please email Michaela with a short paragraph explaining why you're interested and how you might use the experience to help support public engagement in your department, and how this relates to your role, by 20 Sept.

One person will be chosen who can demonstrate that they are interested and able to help develop the culture, capacity and practice of public engagement within their department.