7th International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) 6 - 8 September 2015
An open conference that brings together scholars (established and emerging) and leading practitioners from around the globe to discuss the role of innovation in social enterprise, social movements, not-for-profits, state actors, and the broader social economy.
This is an interdisciplinary conference with conference streams in:
. Health and well-being
. Social Innovation and Research in Housing
. Regional and geographical aspects
. Growing and scaling
. Social investment
. Politics and ethics
. Learning and teaching
. Hybridity, governance and organising SI
. Social innovation - Food Banks
. Science, technology and innovation
. Social innovation and natural resources
. Social exclusion and employability
. Social enterprise/innovation and digital technology
. Social marketplaces: Linking markets and consumers
. Economic underpinnings of social innovation
University of York
The 2015 conference host is the University of York:
. Consistently recognised at one of the leading Higher Education Institutes
. One of just six post-war universities which appear in the world top 100.
. Five time winner of a Times Higher Education Award.
The conference will take place in the Ron Cooke Hub part of a £750 million campus development at the University of York
The City of York
One of the most beautiful cities in the UK, York has a historical centre, dominated by the Minster, and surrounded by medieval walls. Close to the Yorkshire Moors and Dales, and to the Yorkshire coast with excellent transport links to London, Scotland and Manchester.
The City of York is one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. It has an historical city centre, dominated by the Minster, and surrounded by medieval walls. It is close to the Yorkshire Moors and Dales, and to the Yorkshire Coast. Transport links are excellent with fast and frequent train services to London, Scotland and Manchester.
ISIRC 2015 brochure now available.
10 July 2015
Presenting Authors Registration Deadline
Presenting authors please remember you need to register by Monday 10 August
19th May 2015
We are pleased to announce that Professor John Thompson, Anglia Ruskin University, is our sixth keynote speaker.
28th April 2015
The Journal of Human Development and Capabilities is producing a special edition on social innovation for human development, the call for papers can be found by clicking here, deadline 15.10.15. Two of the guest editors, Rafael Ziegler (GETIDOS) and Prof Chiappero-Martinetti (Univ of Pavia) will be at ISIRC 2015 and can discuss papers/paper ideas with anyone interested in submitting.
15th April 2015
Stockholm Environment Institute Annual Seminar - Registration opening soon
We are pleased to announce that the ISIRC 2015 is collaborating with SEI and their annual seminar entitled 'How can production systems be designed to enhance social development? Exploring the role of social innovation in food value chains.' will follow on from the ISIRC programme on Tuesday 8 September from 5.30pm. This additional event is free of charge, open to all ISIRC members to attend and registration will be opening soon.
10th March 2015
Conference Registration Now Open
Please go to the Register to Attend page and click the Register to Attend button to complete registration.
6th February 2015
Joseph Rowntree Foundation Sponsorship
JRF to sponsor 3 free delegate places for practitioners, including full delegate place with dinner, overnight accommodation on campus and standard class train travel within the UK.
16th January 2015
New Stream Added
New stream in 'Economic underpinnings of social innovation' has now been added chaired by Alex Nichols, Rafael Ziegler and Judith Terstriep.
28th November 2014
The following keynote speakers have now been confirmed:
. Professor Alex Nicholls
Professor of Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, Oxford University.
. Dr Helen Haugh
University of Cambridge, Judge Business School and Centre for Social Innovation.
. Professor Jacques Defourny
University of Liege.
. Dr Diane Holt
Essex Business School, University of Essex
. Professor Tom Lumpkin, The Chris J Witting Chair in Entrepreneurship, Syracuse University, NY, USA