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Fourth Annual COMMUNITY RESEARCH NETWORK Conference

July 6-8, 2001

"Re-shaping the Culture of Research: People, Participation, Partnerships
and Practical Tools"

2001 CONFERENCE PRELIMINARY FRAMEWORK

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

 

We are inviting you to present at the Loka Institute's 4th Annual Community Research Network (CRN) Conference, entitled, "Re-shaping the Culture of Research: People, Participation, Partnerships and Practical Tools" to be held at the University of Texas in Austin, July 6-8, 2001.

The 2001 CRN Conference, as in the past, will provide an interactive forum for local, regional and international networks, grassroots organizers, researchers, practitioners, students, funders, and public institutions to move still closer to the ideals of community-based research. Among these ideals are: (1) People - the inclusion of all segments of a community's population;  (2) Participation - in the form of genuine and effective involvement of all community interest groups; (3) Partnerships - unity gained by fostering partnerships and using the resources of community residents, academic institutions, business, nonprofit, and government agencies; and (4) Practical tools - applying techniques that enhance community participation in research, and contribute to shared accountability and outcomes.

We need your expertise in making a presentation at the Tools Bazaar which features the transferring of skills in CBR, practical methods highlighting training students, inroads in the media, promoting CBR outcomes and a host of other hands-on sessions. The overall guiding question informing this seminar is: what role does your work play in re-shaping the culture of research? More specifically, we would like the presentations to provide conference participants with process and practical outcomes of CBR experience based on the following themes:

1)  "Making Inroads in the Media", "how- to" focused strategizing sessions with "show and tell" features.

Questions to address:

a) Who is informing the public about science and technology?

b) How to create CBR publication and dissemination mechanisms with effective impact-an international example?

c) "Speaking Scientifically", should CBR have its own scientific language?

d) How-to use videos to make your point?

2) Students and community-based research:

Questions to address:

a) Why should CBR be a part of students' schoolwork?

b) How to identify barriers to access training, funding and opportunity to collaborate?

c) How to integrate CBR into your MS thesis or PhD dissertation?

3) Lessons from special projects:
Presentations of tools acquired in conducting projects, focusing on people, participation, partnerships and practical tools.

Your proposal should include the presentation title, and an abstract or summary (150
words) of your presentation. The presentations will be approximately 20 minutes in length, and will be grouped with other presenters focused on the topic. Presentation framework should include an overview of the topic area, identify critical CBR issues,  the impacts and lessons learned from your work.

WE PREFER TO RECEIVE PROPOSALS BY EMAIL, TO LOKA@LOKA.ORG WITH SUBJECT LINE OF "CALL FOR PROPOSAL". WE WILL ACCEPT PROPOSALS BY FAX TO 413-559-5811, OR MAIL TO THE LOKA INSTITUTE, P.O. BOX 355, AMHERST, MA 01004.

 

We would like you to participate in this diverse, interactive and innovative knowledge making environment and share a concrete case of your work in the Tools Bazaars sessions.

DEADLINE: MAY 25, 2001

If you have any questions, please contact us (Khan Rahi at 416-406-5517 or aackrahi@web.ca, or the Loka Institute at 413-559-5860 or Loka@Loka.org.).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Khan S. Rahi 
Community Research Network Coordinator 
The Loka Institute
Jill Chopyak
Executive Director
The Loka Institute

 


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