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.
Registration remains OPEN but Early-bird registration has now passed. Everyone attending the conference, whatever your role needs to register. You can see the fees and how to register at the registration page.
The daily and panel timetables are ONLINE. You can now check when and where your panel is scheduled.
Video-recording at the Berrill Theatre and conference photographer
Please be aware that since Robtel Neajai Pailey’s and Sheela Patel’s Keynote Plenaries and the ECR Plenary Panel are being live-streamed there will be video cameras filming during these events in the Berrill Theatre. While the cameras are mainly pointed towards the presenters, they will record some shots of the audience, especially during the Q&A. If you do not wish to be filmed, please attend these events remotely at the Hub Theatre, where you can watch the presentations through the live video-link. You’ll also be able to participate in the Q&A at the Hub Theatre – there will be an audio connection between the rooms. In addition to the video cameras, there will also be a photographer documenting the conference. If you do not wish to be photographed, we encourage you to approach the photographer and let her know. Or you can contact the conference admin team either in the NomadIT office in the Berrill Building or by emailing to conference(at)devstud.org.uk.
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. 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.
Any queries, please email conference(at)devstud.org.uk.