DSA2019: Opening up Development
The Open University, Milton Keynes, 19-21 June
The DSA's annual conference in 2019 will take place at the Open University, which celebrates its 50th birthday that year. The conference will focus centrally on "Opening up Development", while also encompassing the broad range of development studies interests. As with DSA2018, we will have sessions for early career scholars - including on publishing and an ECR plenary; as well as assisting participants from the Global South to attend.
Read the conference theme here.
Early-bird Registration is now OPEN, everyone attending the conference, whatever your role needs to register. Early-bird rates are available until 11 April 2019.
The panel timetable is now ONLINE. You can now check when your panel is scheduled.
The Call for Funding is now CLOSED. The funding committee will be reviewing the applications and we aim to notify all applicants of their decisions by 2 April.
Visas - if you will require a visa to attend the conference in the UK, then please begin to research what you need to do to obtain your visa via the UK government website. You will require a "Standard visitor visa" to attend the conference. The earliest you can apply is 3 months before you travel. So if you will travel on 18 June to arrive in the UK on 19th June (1st day of the conference), you can apply for your visa from 18 March 2019. Processing times vary but usually take at least 1 month. We can provide you with a visa support letter if you have an accepted paper or panel in the conference programme, email us at conference(at)devstud.org.uk to request a letter.
Events at the conference
There will be a meeting at DSA2019 for all DSA student members on 19th June 2019 during the lunch break with the DSA Council Student Representatives. They will discuss opportunities and collaborations between students and the DSA and to identify student-delegates from all member institutions.
The PhD student Masterclass will take place for selected PhD students on 19 June. Participants have been chosen and all applicants notified.
The Early Career Researcher Plenary panel will take place again at DSA2019. The plenary speakers have been chosen and notified.
The call for papers is closed and all decisions on papers have been made and authors notified.
Any queries, please email conference(at)devstud.org.uk.