Just as many of us are winding down for the holidays, here is news to get us going again! You are invited to submit an abstract for the Fifth International Conference on Value and Virtue in Practice-Based Research, a conference that has grown in strength from year to year and has attracted a significant international following. The 2015 conference, scheduled for , has the theme of ‘The Significance of Our Research: Influence and Impact’. We invite you to outline, in 300 words or thereabouts, what you see as the influence and impact of your research for yourself, and/or for your colleagues and workplace, and/or potentially for the world.
You can access the conference webpages at www.yorksj.ac.uk/value&virtue, where you will find lots of information about the conference theme and various practical matters, and advice on how to submit an abstract. You will see also that we are aiming to host a New and Early Career Researchers’ forum, on , which will be separate from though linked with the main conference. This will be an opportunity for early researchers to share their research, invite critical feedback and practice how to write for conference presentations and research publication. Presentations from keynote speakers and workshops will be available. If you would like to make further suggestions about content, please let us know.
Presenting at the conference offers significant opportunities for publication. With great pleasure we can confirm that Routledge Publishers have agreed to publish some of the proceedings from previous conferences, and other opportunities and lots of advice are available for your new writing.
We continue to work hard to ensure that the conference is a supportive though critical experience, where you can expect a culture of kindness together with an insistence on high quality research and scholarship. The warmth of welcome you will receive is second to none.
Any questions? Please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or write direct to Jean at email@example.com, and we will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.
So - no time for settling down for the long winter’s nap! Lots of great writing to do and exciting times ahead!
We send you our very best Season’s Greetings and warm wishes for a brilliant New Year. We look forward to seeing you in 2015.
All good wishes,
Jean McNiff and the Conference Team