Networks of Possibility
Networks of Possibility is the 2nd conference organised by the Possibility Studies Network. It will run online over the course of 4 days with daily 2.5-hour-long sessions. This edition will showcase the richness of Possibility Studies as an emerging, transdisciplinary field by creating a space of dialogue about the possible and possibility-enhancing phenomena.
This event will bring together prestigious keynotes, presentations from network partners and a wider international audience in a joint exploration of theory, method and practice. The session each day will start with a keynote speech:
- Ruth M. J. Byrne (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland) on "How people think about counterfactual possibilities”
- Noah W. Sobe (UNESCO) on "Education as fulcrum of possibility: Reimagining a new social contract”
- Kim Wilkins (University of Queensland, Australia) on "Beyond narration: Stories as systems for transdisciplinary research”
- Catrinel Haught Tromp (Rider University, USA) on "Constraints as sources of creative possibilities”
Beyond the keynotes, there will be 20 talks that will share the most recent developments in the areas of creativity, innovation, serendipity, and future thinking, among others, as they apply to education, organisations, and everyday life.
The draft version of the full schedule can be accessed here.
You can register for all or some of the four sessions while booking your ticket (all times in British Summer Time):
- 9:00 - 11:30 on Monday 16/05
- 14:00 - 16:30 on Tuesday 17/05
- 9:00 - 11:30 on Wednesday 18/05
- 14:00 - 16:30 on Thursday 19/05
Each session will be followed by optional social activities.
A detailed interactive schedule and the book of abstracts will be shared with all attendees before the event.
The conference will be held on the interactive online platform Gather. This will give all participants an opportunity to engage in deeper forms of reflection and authentic exchanges with one another.
If the possible is networked, then its cultivation depends on participation, dialogue, and collaboration - key markers of this year's ’Networks of Possibility’.
This conference is proudly organised by Vlad Glăveanu, Wendy Ross, Vlad Kolzeev, Roni Reiter-Palmon, Ingunn Ness, and Margaret Mangion.
Registration is not currently available.