Our Aims and Objectives

We are the UK association for all those who research, study and teach global development issues

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What is Development Studies

What is development studies, why it matters, how you can study and career prospects

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Our Members

We have around 1,000 members, made up of individuals and around 40 institutions

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Find out about our constitution and how we are run

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Meet our Council members and other stuff who support the running of DSA

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The DSA Conference is an annual event which brings together the development studies community

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Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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Past Conferences

Find out about our previous conferences

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Study Groups

Our Study Groups offer a chance to connect with others who share your areas of interest

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Students and ECRs

Students and early career researchers are an important part of our community

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Our book series with OUP and our relationship with other publishers

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North-South Research

A series of workshops exploring North-South interdisciplinary research with key messages and reports

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Membership Directory

Find out who our members are, where they are based and the issues they work on

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Book Exhibit

28 June – 2 July 2021: Online Conference at UEA

Unsettling Development

COVID19, climate change, populism, demands for racial justice and the rise of new powers are among the themes that will be explored.

DSA2021: Virtual book exhibitors

The DSA2021 annual conference will take place again as a virtual online conference over five days, and is likely to attract around 500 delegates, comprising both academics from development studies and practitioners and consultants from NGOs, thinktanks, government and elsewhere. This year we are using the award-winning Whova platform which provides a within-event cohesive experience for delegates during and between live sessions. Exhibitors can purchase their own virtual exhibit booth for the duration of the online conference. You can decide your opening hours each day and have representatives present at certain times to engage with delegates via video and text chat. We will promote your opening times and any events you hold in your booth in the conference timetable and remind delegates with push notifications within the event app.

In a Whova exhibitor booth you can interact with delegates via:

  • livestream video,
  • a clear and simple text chat window for real time interaction with multiple attendees,
  • one pre-recorded video, for times when your booth is not “open”, that delegates can watch,
  • handouts (maximum 2 PDF handouts, each with a max size of 10MB) that delegates can download,
  • no limit to the number of external website links.

Within your booth, you can also provide or setup:

  • promotional offers (which link to lead collection),
  • your logo, contact details, images & description of your institution/ company,
  • extra booth staff in order to interact with more attendees,
  • lead collection from those who visit the booth via your promotional offers and other means within the Whova app.

Lastly, if you decide to take a booth at the conference, you will be able to set up your booth (via a link we provide) just as you wish. You can get a glimpse of how the Whova exhibitor booths work here (video and text).

Publishers, institutions and other exhibitors taking their own virtual booth within the conference platform, will be charged as follows:

Publisher members: £300
Publisher non-members: £500
Premium members: £200
Institutional members: £250
Institutional non-members: £350
NGO members: £200
NGO non-members: £275

How to book

Email conference(at)devstud.org.uk to book a virtual exhibition booth at DSA2021. Please provide the names and email addresses of up to four representatives; we will send them instructions as to how to register in our system, as all reps can attend any conference sessions they wish to.

Sign up to a free demonstration

If you need more information than that provided, before making a booking and you wish to see an exhibitor’s demo in Whova, please email conference(at)devstud.org.uk and we can schedule a special demo for exhibitors.


Key information for exhibitors at DSA 2020

Any slides, presentations or documents you wish to show in the room must be in PDF format.

Any videos you wish to play in the booth must be in mp4 format
Any audio files you wish to play in the booth must be in mp3 format.
See here for more detail about these 3 file formats in Shindig (1st section of this page).

During the event, please also take time to view our online resources. These show clearly the audience view and controls in Shindig and an admin’s view and controls. There also videos for both, if you prefer. The conference policies and guides are also online.

Any queries or problems, email us at [email protected]