Upcoming Dialogical Conferences
The 2023 Transformative Consumer Research Dialogical Conference
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This conference is to be from June 18-20, 2023, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
Martina Hutton, Royal Holloway University of London UK
Aronté Marie Bennett, Villanova University, USA
Eva Kipnis, University of Bradford, UK
Click here for Track 1 Summary descriptions.
Explaining the Range of Tracks
TCR's dialogical conferences entail structured, deep and engaged conversations in which participants commit to working on a social theme throughout the entire time of the conference. The conferences has three different types of tracks, which are guided by three visions:
- To build capacity
- Leverage theory-guided research
- Implement solutions
Track 1: Building Capacity
Track 1 is a space of innovation and an experiment in building a social network of researchers with greater capacity to tackle pressing social problems around consumption. We believe there is not one magic formula for research that has societal impact; therefore, these tracks are spaces of opportunity to experiment (e.g., by inviting non-academic guests; working across the intersection of social problems; bringing in academics from across disciplinary divides to introduce new tools, theories, and perspectives; including a stakeholder in the process of doing research). There are numerous pathways for real societal benefit and we encourage tracks to explore many ideas and then share the successful ones.
Track 2: Leveraging Theory-guided Research
Unlike the format of Track 1, Track 2 involves longer-term projects and involves teams of researchers who have already made a commitment to work on this longer project. More specifically, these tracks further empirical work they started before the conference in key substantive areas. Because these teams of researchers typically have gathered data before the conference, TCR 2023 provides an opportunity for a writing or data analysis workshop.
Track 3: Implementing Solutions
Track 3 aims to take the idea of relational engagement to the next level. Whereas Track 2 was introduced to bring data collection into the conference process, Track 3 is designed to focus on measurable societal impact. These tracks have a strong relational engagement element, typically emerging from long-term collaborations that existed prior to the conference.