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This workshop will encourage cross-disciplinary discussions through presentation of case studies, experiences and perspectives. Themes include participatory design, maker culture, Do-It-Yourself approaches, social innovation, democratic design, research methods and frameworks, user and participant perspectives, creativity and materiality, grassroots activities and activism, and research “in the wild”. The organisers are the CAPS projects Making Sense and MAZI which are developing approaches[...]
Montréal, Canada
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The CAPSELLA Consortium is pleased to invite you to its digital innovation event. Organised in Milan on May the 8th 2018, during the Food Week, with the leadership of Municipality of Milan, OPERA Italian Observatory for Agrobiodiversity, and leading minds from the EU CAPSELLA project, this workshop gives you a chance to hear from Europe’s most creative scientists in open[...]
Milan, Italy
May 17 – May 18 all-day
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The Information Ethics Roundtable (held annually since 2003) is a yearly conference that brings together researchers from disciplines such as philosophy, information science, communications, public administration, anthropology, and law to discuss ethical issues such as information privacy, intellectual property, intellectual freedom, and censorship. The theme for the Information Ethics Roundtable 2018 is Surveillance, Algorithms, and Digital Culture and the roundtable[...]
Copenhagen, Denmark
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The DSI Fair will come back to Rome, 6-7 June 2018, under the auspices of the Municipality of Rome. There is a dedicated website for the event where you can find all the necessary information about the event: dsifair.eu  
Rome, Italy
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The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI) and Manchester Institute of Innovation Research (MIOIR) will host the 9th International Sustainability Transitions Conference at the University of Manchester. Building on past events organised under the auspices of the Sustainability Transitions Research Network (STRN), the conference will provide an opportunity for scholars and stakeholders to exchange ideas coming from the latest research in the[...]
Manchester, UK
Jun 27 – Jun 29 all-day
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SIC’s annual Summer School (SUMSIC) will be held this year on 27-29 June in San Sebastián. Following successful SUMSICs in Tilburg and Bologna, this edition will focus on the existing relation between social and public sector innovation at local and regional level, with a strong focus on the role and potential of digital technologies. . During the three-day summer school[...]
San Sebastián, Spain
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ISIRC is the world’s leading  interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation in a variety of perspectives. ISIRC 2017 is hosted by the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Center for Social Investment and Innovation in cooperation with the Westphalian University Gelsenkirchen, Institute for Work and Technology. The conference will take place at[...]
Heidelberg, Germany
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The next edition of the NGI Forum will be held in 2018 on 13th September 2018 in Porto, Portugal. In line with the first edition, which was held in September 2017, the main goal for this event is to ensure the involvement of the best Internet researchers and innovators to address technological opportunities arising from cross-links and advances in various[...]
Porto, Portugal

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