ENGAGE annual conference 2018. Framing new futures for public engagement

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The Engage Conference 2018 is exploring new futures for university public engagement; celebrating the NCCPE’s 10 year anniversary; and taking stock of the lessons learned. The focus is on sharing best practice and weaving in stories from people who have been working to embed public engagement in their practice and institutions.

The conference is framed around three themes:

Facing the future
The landscape for public engagement continues to morph and change, sensitive to broader changes in wider society. How can we make sense of the dramatic changes we are living through? How do we need to adapt our engagement activity? What opportunities are we missing? Who else can help? What will it look like 10 years from now? How will we get there?

Stories of change
Engagement takes time, but can be transformative. Stories can help reflect where we have come from and where we are going, enabling us to gain insights and change direction. Do you have stories to share – about your own journey or about how teams, projects, organisations and publics have been changed by engagement?

Perspectives on practice
Engagement is typically a human, subtle process that creates significant change – to people, practices and products. There are a multitude of methods and approaches. Can you help us understand how to make engagement work?
Period29 Nov 201830 Nov 2018
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Public Engagement
  • impact
  • best practice
  • outreach
  • public art
  • public policy