Interact 2019 – An Engagement Symposium

June 26, 2019, from Sian Giles-Titcombe

Interact 2019 – An Engagement Symposium
4th September 2019. 10am-4:45pm. University of Central Lancashire, Preston. UK.

The Interact Symposium is a free one day event and over 120 delegates have already registered. We have over 20 exciting workshops planned that will appeal to people at all stages of their careers and especially early career researchers.

If you are looking for taster sessions on how to start your engagement work, or looking to improve your evaluation skills, this is the symposium for you!. Most of the day is devoted to workshops ranging from how to get started, breaking barriers, developing community partnerships, exploring barriers to engagement to creating conversations. The Market place offers a wide range of interactive to show and tell sessions on engagement in practice plus lots and lots of free resources and professional advice to help you in your work.

There will also be plenty of time to network and share practice. The University of Central Lancashire is also hosting a free reception from 6-8pm on the 3rd September and this is your chance to try local delicacies and meet colleagues and engagement experts in an informal environment.

We are also pleased to offer travel and subsistence bursaries of up to £100 for PhD, postdoctoral researchers, fellows and those within 10 years of their first academic appointment to attend. All you have to do is send an email with a short paragraph justifying your case with “Why do I want to go to Interact 2019? ”to

Applications will be treated on a first come first served basis and the final closing date is 5pm July 31 2019.

The draft programme will be available soon, please check the registration site for details.

Please can you share this announcement with colleagues and anyone else who might be interested in attending.

We really look forward to seeing you there

Interact Planning Team