Full Event Programme Now Online

All session timings and other details have now been firmed up for the Carnival, so with just one week to go until registrations close, we are massively excited to be able to publish the final programme for the event.  If you are planning on coming along, then you will find hard copies of this available on the day.  If you aren’t, then you might just want to take a peek at this while there’s still time to register – you’ll be sore if you only realise what you’re missing once it’s too late!

Click here for the full programme

Celebration photo
Photo by Elle Valentine

Carnival Timetable – The Shape of the Day

We will be timetabling in May, once we have made final decisions about which submissions are being accepted.  If you are keen to make travel arrangements before then, however, you might like to know that the shape of the day will look something like this…

09:00 Registrations 09:30 Start 16:30 End of daytime programme at Falmer 17:30 CP network meal in central Brighton (for those who’ve signed up for this) 19:00 Doors open for evening event in central Brighton 19:30 Evening event starts 22:30 Evening event endsWe will announce the full timetable on this site as soon as it’s available, so watch this space!

Travel and Accommodation Info for Carnival Delegates

We’ve put together some useful information on travel, accommodation and dining options for anyone who’s planning on travelling to the Carnival in June: Accommodation and Travel Info for CoI).  Please bear in mind that summer accommodation in Brighton can get booked up a long way ahead of time, so it’s worth looking into this as soon as you can after you’ve registered for the event.  There should be lots here to help point you in the right direction!

University of Brighton Falmer Campus

Update on Registrations and Submissions

Due to popular demand, we have extended the deadlines for conference submissions and early bird registrations. Submissions are now due by 30th March. Submissions received by the original deadline of 15th February should receive a decision by 30th March at the latest. We aim to respond to all other applications by 30th April. We are also accepting submissions for conference posters. Please see the full call on this site for further details.

Early bird registrations will now close on 7th May, after which the registration fee will increase to £35.

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

The 1st Carnival of Invention: Art and Research for Social Action
University of Brighton, Falmer Campus, Friday 15th June 2018

We are now inviting submissions for the inaugural conference of the Collaborative Poetics Network. This event is aimed at: academics and doctoral students from the social sciences, arts, humanities, business and beyond; arts practitioners, including poets, visual artists, theatre practitioners and comedians; and members of community/third sector organisations. Representatives of all of these groups are welcome to submit applications to present at the Carnival. This event is an opportunity for us to share our ideas, resources, experiences, and ways of working, with regard to participatory and arts-based research/interventions. We are especially interested in projects and methods which strive for social change and social justice.

Session Submissions
Sessions can take the form of performances, workshops, presentations, discussions, debates, network events, panel discussions, or other knowledge/skill exchange activities. We are particularly keen to encourage innovative and creative forms of presentation, which break out of the ‘chalk-and-talk’ mode that typically dominates conferences, and to encourage submissions from groups who are under-represented at academic conferences. Sessions are 20 or 60 minutes long, with longer slots reserved for more innovative and interactive formats, and for sessions with multiple presenters

Poster Submissions
Posters should be printed on A0 paper, but there are no restrictions as to how they should be structured within this. Presenters are expected to attend the Carnival and be available to discuss their poster during a timetabled sessions on the day. Posters should speak to the conference themes laid out above.

General Submission Information
Proposals should cover the following information:
• The session title
• Your name/s, affiliation/s (if relevant) and a contact email address
• The style of your presentation (sessions only)
• Any special equipment, facilities or space you would need (sessions only)
• The length of your session (20 or 60 minutes; sessions only)

In addition, please include one of the following to convey the content of your submission and how it is relevant to the conference themes/focus:
• A brief abstract (maximum 250 words)
• A video or audio file (sessions only; maximum 1 minute)
• 1-3 images, plus captions/explanatory text of up to 50 words
• A piece of creative prose or poetry (maximum 250 words)

Please submit your proposal by 17:00 on 30th March 2018, to: carnival@hgregory.co.uk All submissions will be reviewed by a conference committee which includes a panel of artists, academics, and professional/public sector workers. We aim to have decisions back to all applicants by 30th April 2018.

Please note that the conference fee of £25 is payable by all participants. (This is the early bird rate, for registration before 7th May 2018, and includes lunch and entry to all Carnival events.)