Birmingham workshop logistics

Date

10thand 11th February 2020

Location

We are holding the event on the University of Birmingham campus, in the University’s new Edgbaston Park Hotel. All sessions will take place in the Composers’ Suite.

The location of the Hotel on the campus can be found on the following campus map: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/index.aspx. The map shows the railway station (travel details below) and the location of the Hotel complex (building G23).

 

Accommodation

There are options for accommodation on campus, all of which are around 5 minutes walk from Edgbaston Park Hotel: https://conferences.bham.ac.uk/accommodation/

However, we recommend staying in or near the City Centre since there is a far greater choice of accommodation to suit all budgets. We will also be having our evening meal in the City Centre, near New Street Station. For ease of accessing New Street (which has direct trains to University) we recommend looking for hotels fairly near to the station.

 

Getting there

Information on how to get to the University of Birmingham’s main Edgbaston campus is here: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/contact/directions/index.aspx

The easiest way to get to the campus is to take a train to University Station. Some trains serve University Station direct. For other routes, change at one of the city’s main railway stations (most likely Birmingham New Street). There are regular trains between New Street and University, and the trip takes around 10 minutes.

The easiest way to get from University Station to the Edgbaston Park Hotel is to walk. This takes around 10-15 minutes, and we recommend using the campus map (https://www.birmingham.ac.uk › Documents › edgbaston-campus-map) to orient yourself. There are sometimes taxis outside the station but it may be best to book in advance if you require a taxi.

Timings

Monday 10thFebruary: Starts 10.30 am, ends 5pm (with workshop dinner in the evening)

Tuesday 11thFebruary: Starts 9am, ends by 3pm

Refreshments and food

Hot and cold drinks and lunch and dinner are included and free for each day. We have catered for meat eaters, vegetarian, vegan and gluten free. If you have any further dietary requirements please let us know by 27thJanuary.

We will be paying for a group evening mealat 7pm on 10thFebruary. This will take place at Natural Bar & Kitchen: http://www.naturalbar.co.uk/contact/

Timetable

Day Time Activity Facilitator
1

 

10.30 Teas, coffee and biscuits
10.45 Introduction – framing of purpose of event + first seminar summary + questions Jenny
11.00 Keynote talk: Melissa Fernández Arrigoitia Jenny
11.45 Questions of keynote
12.00 Lunch
13.30 Respondent intervention: Dr Liz Dinnie (25 mins) Peter

 

Jenny

 

Kirsten

Immediate questions
14.15 Respondent intervention: Dr Jonathan Silver (25 mins)
Immediate questions
15.00 Respondent intervention: Dr Miguel Kanai (25 mins)
Immediate questions
15.45 Tea and cake break
16.15 Panel Q&A of respondents (starting to identify key questions and themes) Peter
17.00 Wrap up Jenny
18.00 Communal dinnerlocation TBC Jenny
2 08.30 Tea, coffee and biscuits
09.00 Identifying topics for further discussion: Arrange room into round tables, each table to identify key questions that talks identified about theme of event (i.e. experimentation) that they want to explore further. Participants to focus on identifying (a) future research questions and (b) practical problems which we need to answer. Jenny to lead
10.00 Morning tea break

(Co-Is analyse themes and group into 4-5 workshop spaces)

Organisers
10.30 Proposed workshop themes shared and agreed or edited. Sign up sheets are created for each group. Peter
10.45 Breakout discussion groups 1  
11.45 Key discussion summarised by one participant from each group
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Breakout discussion groups 2 Speakers to facilitate
14.00 Summarising session which brings together key things which have been discussed, proposed etc and identifies next steps.

Each group nominates one participant to report on next steps (academic and practical) that each group identified and to reflect on who might take that on board.

Peter
15.00 Wrap up, feedback sheets and close Jenny and Kirsten

Contact

Any queries about the day please contact Jenny via eco-communities@sheffield.ac.uk