Call for papers on Living Labs for “OpenLivingLab Days” 2016

Concordia University (with ACT) and in partnership with Communautique will be hosting the OpenLivingLab Days 2016 of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) in August.

This is a summer school that showcases the work of Living Labs (mainly from Europe and North America) and also serves as a forum for emerging research on the Living Lab model, co-creation, and innovation.

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For more information, please see the full call for papers here:

Deadline: Monday April 11th, 2016

Women, Ageing, and Media International Research Summer School: Call for Applications

logo_partners06The 2016 International Women, Ageing and Media (WAM) Research Summer School (at the University of Gloucestershire) will take place in Cheltenham (UK) on 23rd and 24th June and will bring together international postgraduate researchers across disciplines whose research engages with women and ageing.

The Summer School will provide excellent opportunities for postgraduate researchers to make important connections with other researchers working in the field of Ageing Studies and, in addition to presenting work, there will be research training workshops exploring methods and conceptual issues relating to women and ageing studies. All participants will be expected to publish their reworked presentations or creative output in the Postgraduate Journal of Women, Ageing and Media as an event outcome (see ).

For more information, here is the full call for applications: WAM Summer School cfp 2016 The deadline for application is February 28th 2016.

Please direct inquiries and applications to Ros Jennings:

Please note: ACT has reserved funds for contributing to the travel costs of up to 6 ACT affiliated PhD students. For more information about funding for this opportunity, please contact Constance Lafontaine:

ACT Annual Meeting held in Bucharest, Romania

From September 24 to 27, 2015, the Ageing, Communication, Technologies (ACT) project held its annual meeting in Bucharest, Romania. The meeting was hosted by co-reasearcher Loredana Ivan at the National University of Political and Administrative Studies, College of Communication and Public Relations. The annual meeting provides all ACT members a chance to provide results of their ongoing ACT-funded research, to create collaborations and foster discussions on ageing and technology. The meeting also provides an opportunity for updates to be shared about the activities of ACT, from the three summer schools held in the past year, to the work of the working groups and ACT research clusters. The meeting immediately followed the Qualitative Research in Communication Conference, giving researchers the opportunity to also present their work in that setting.

ACT co-sponsors Qualitative Research Conference in Bucharest

ACT has co-sponsored the Qualitative Research in Communication Conference, held in Bucharest from September 23 to 25, 2015. The conference brought together international scholars, including several ACT researchers. There were notably two ACT keynotes: Eugène Loos, Kim Sawchuk. Julia Twigg also presented the “ACT Keynote Address.” More information about the conference, including the full conference programme, is available here.