SPIRES is a network for researchers, young, old and somewhere in between, in academia, industry and leisure. They run seminars and workshops, provide travel funding for these and other events, promote discussion and generally support members in any way they can. Anyone can join SPIRES (it’s free!) and you can find out more about how to do this on their about page.
The SPIRES (Supporting People who Investigate Research Environments and Spaces) network would like to invite some leisure researchers to join our next workshop on Technological Spaces at City University, London on 7th October. We aim to get people together from academia, industry and leisure research for networking, and to better understand the physical, social and digital environments in which research is conducted.
The day will comprise short talks of around 15 minutes on various topics, discussion sessions and group activities. Confirmed talks include a digital curator from the British Library about the Growing Knowledge exhibition and some academic projects on digital tools including SerenA (a Serendipity Arena) and Brain (Building Research and Innovation Networks). More talks are in the pipeline from academic and industry speakers.
If you would like to present a short talk about your research, and the tools (digital and otherwise) you use, we would love to hear from you! If you would rather not present a talk, but would still like to attend the workshop, or just join the SPIRES network (it is free, and there are lots of benefits) please get in touch. Assistance with travel costs is available for workshop attendees, (though please check with me before booking travel) and lunch will be provided. Contact @SPIRES13 on Twitter, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Further information is also available on our website http://www.spires.info