Conference programme

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09:15 – 09:45 – Arrival, registration and breakfast pastries, tea and coffee (MAB124 – Mezzanine Level)

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09:45 – 11:05 – Opening plenary (MAB221 lecture theatre)

  • 09:45 – 09:55 – Welcome, conference theme/objectives, introduction to speakers – Prof Gary Packham (Dean, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, and Pro-Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University)
  • 09:55 – 10:05 – ARU strategy for engagement and exploitation of (social) media and impact – Prof Michael Thorne (Vice Chancellor, Anglia Ruskin University)
  • 10:05 – 10:20 – LAIBS strategy in response to ARU strategy for engagement and exploitation of (social) media and impact – Prof Simon Down, (Deputy Dean, Research and Enterprise, and Director of the Institute for International Management Practice, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University)
  • 10:20 – 10:35 – Research impact – developing intrinsically impactful research and building impact into research – Sierra Williams (Managing Editor, London School of Economics and Political Science, Impact Blog)
  • 10:35 – 10:50 – Opening keynote: How digital scholarship is changing academic practice, key opportunities and challenges for the 21st century academic – Prof Martin Weller (Prof of Educational Technology, Open University and author of ‘The Digital Scholar’)
  • 10:50 – 11:05 – Q+A session with speaker panel – ALL

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11:05 – 11:20 – Tea/coffee networking break (MAB124 – Mezzanine Level)

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11:20 – 12:30 – Interactive ‘Special Interest Sessions’ 1 and 2 – delegates are offered two
choices of sessions to join: one on the theme of ‘impact’ or another on the theme of ‘media’.

*Special interest session 1 (SAW104)

‘Boosting your research profile through traditional media’ – (Corporate Marketing, International and Development Services, Anglia Ruskin University – tbc)

*Special interest session 2 (SAW105)

‘REF impact agenda: the what, why, and how impact contributes to REF 2014 (and future 2020), and how you can conceptualize what this means in relation to your own research’– Dr Tim Brooks (Research Policy and REF Manager, Research, Development and Commercial Services, Anglia Ruskin University) and Lord Ashcroft International Business School ‘impact case study’ owners

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12:30 – 13:30 – Networking lunch (MAB124 – Mezzanine Level)

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13:30 – 14:30 – LAIBS Departmental Directors of Business Development and Research
(DDBDR) sessions – DDBDRs to lead breakout sessions to discuss conference themes, and
brainstorm how their departments can develop better strategies around impact, digital
scholarship and media as well as take the opportunity to discuss departmental research more generally

All LAIBS staff to join their respective departments in the rooms below:

MET – MAB101
AFOM – MAB211
HROB – SAW210
LM – SAW104
EIB – SAW105

Please note: for all non-LAIBS staff attending – this is a free period before closing plenary, or if you wish – an opportunity to be part of a Taylor and Francis (T+F) research session to gather views on how our Anglia Ruskin academics engage with online publishing platforms and provide views on T+F’s current digital provision. This group session will be taking place in MAB124 – Mezzanine Level.

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14:30 – 14:45 – Tea/coffee break (MAB124 – Mezzanine Level)

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14:45 – 16:45 – Closing plenary talks and conference keynote (MAB221 lecture theatre)

  • 14:45 – 15:05– Impact of digital scholarship on publishing models – the future of online publication – David Burgoyne (Head of Digital Product Management, Taylor and Francis)
  • 15:05 – 15:20– Strategically managing your digital presence – developing profile, footprint and wider impact – Michael Duignan (PhD and Associate Lecturer in Tourism)
  • 15:20 – 15:40 – Conceptualising and embedding impact – now and future [all impact case study facilitators present main discussion points from SIS 2] – all impact case study facilitators
  • 15:40 – 15:50 – Short comfort break
  • 15:50 – 16:15 – Closing keynote – The relationship between (digital) media, impact, and business school strategy? – Prof Chris Ivory (Deputy Director, Institute of International Management Practice, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University)
  • 16:15 – 16:35 – Q+A panel – ALL
  • 16:35 – 16:45 – In-plenary evaluation (PollEverywhere)
  • 16:45 – 16:55 – Closing remarks and next steps – Prof Simon Down, (Deputy Dean, Research and Enterprise, and Director of the Institute for International Management Practice, Lord Ashcroft International Business School, Anglia Ruskin University)

[Coaches leave back to Cambridge approx. 17:00 from outside the MAB building]

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