Conference themes, aims and vision

Themes of the conference

  • Young people supporting the resilience message, waving under a bunch of colourful balloonsResilience research or practice with an activist twist
  • Stories of how people have reclaimed resilience-based approaches to make them relevant to their
    own challenging context, for example, as a local community, youth collective or
    service user group
  • Cultural and cross-cultural aspects of resilience
  • Exciting new theoretical ideas on resilience that take us to a higher plain
  • Putting revolutionary resilience ideas into practice in a school setting or across a whole town
  • Challenges to dominant constructions of resilience
  • Research-based and practice accounts of how people are looking beyond the individual and applying resilience approaches across systems

Expect a mix of fascinating keynote talks by leading experts with personal, academic and practice experience, and of course, we have had loads of submissions from all round the world so lots of new things to learn about. We will hear from academics and community based researchers and practitioners on topics related to all of the above in relation to numerous contexts – e.g. social, world environmental, galactic…  If you’ve never been to a conference before, and find the idea a bit daunting, check out our conference guide, written by three young Resilience Revolutionaries. But bear in mind that they wrote this before we had to change the format so dramatically because of pesky Covid. Still, lots to learn in there.

We are particularly proud to highlight work that has been thoroughly co-produced between different partners (e.g., young people, academics, practitioners). We also proactively sought to include contributions from people who face additional barriers to participation, including those who identify as being from an under-represented community, i.e., from an ethnic minority, working-class, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse, or those with a long-term illness or disability.

Conference attendance is totally free for everyone, although you can make a donation to our exciting work if you want.

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