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

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

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

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DSA2021

Our conference this year is themed "Unsettling Development"

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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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Register Now

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.

Registration

DSA2021 will be held as a virtual, online conference, taking place 28 June – 2 July. 

In light of the continuing Coronavirus pandemic, DSA2021 will be held as a virtual, online conference, taking place over 5 days: 28 June – 2 July (and several events taking place the week before the conference). We have decided to use a different virtual platform this year – Whova, which provides a within-event cohesive experience for delegates during and between live sessions.

Early bird registration is now OPEN!

The early bird registration period is now open until 27th April. Everyone attending the conference, whether a presenter, convenor, attendee, etc needs to register. Even if someone else or an institution is paying for you, you need to register.

Please register now via the Register link at the bottom of this page to avail of the cheaper prices during the early-bird registration period. Fees will increase by £20-25 when the early-bird period ends.

Already registered?

– If you’ve registered but are yet to pay, please await our invoice. Invoices have to be checked by our team before sending so are not sent immediately after you register.

– If you’ve registered, paid and no longer wish to participate, see our cancellation policy below and then email us.

Please note that while joining DSA is not compulsory we strongly encourage you to do so, and support the community! Signing up for membership and paying the membership fee is a separate process from registering for the conference and paying the registration fee but we can send you one invoice for both fees if you wish. Membership for students is only £10. For further information about DSA membership and to join up, please visit the DSA membership page.

Cancellation

Registrations cancelled (notifying us by email) more than three weeks before the conference will be refunded, less a small amount to cover administrative and finance costs. Cancellations made within three weeks of the event will be ineligible for such a refund, due to costs already incurred. Refunds at that point will be discretionary.

Access

The fees provide each delegate with access to all sessions of the virtual conference over the 5 days (and several events taking place the week before the conference). There are no day attendance rates for the virtual conference.

 

The conference fees are:

Non-members: £130

DSA members or NGO workers*: £90

Concessions (student/retirees/no income): £50

Concession members of DSA (student/retirees/no income): £30

Global South members of DSA (those from and living in the global south): £30**

*NGO workers can select the DSA member option price of £90, even if they are not DSA members.

** Those choosing this category will need to sign up to the free global South DSA membership as well.

These fees provide each delegate with access to all sessions of the virtual conference over the 5 days including social & optional events. There are no day attendance rates for the virtual conference.