This is a topic that we have discussed since the publication of Rojek’s book ‘Event Power’. David McGillivray wrote a response to this book and this theme was picked up in the open space. David Jarman offers the notes from the discussion….
The next summary is on the theme of experts. During the panel discussion, Beatriz Garcia, explained that a ‘caravan of experts’ has been created around mega-events such as the Olympics but questioned whether this was a good thing. This topic was then picked up in the open space as summarised by David Jarman below…
As part of the ‘open space’ activity at the symposium various topics (designed by delegates) were explored. Each discussion was minuted and I will be posting the summaries of the discussions here. The first is from Andrew Smith from University of Westminster on the theme of interruptions…
David Jarman from Edinburgh Napier University has been quick off the draw with his summary of the panel debate and subsequent Q&A. David has blogged the notes on his own site as well which can be found here.
I will be posting the summaries of the open space discussions over the next few days so please send me any write ups you have from the day.
Massive thanks to everyone who contributed! Keep posted for more updates.
So I realised that I had not properly introduced the team behind this event….the planning and development of ideas has been a group effort and I would like to mention Allan Jepson, David Jarman, Caroline Jackson, David McGillivray, Ian Lamond and Rebecca Finkel in particular, for chipping in with ideas and suggestion along the way.
We are really pleased to announce that the symposium is sponsored by the AHRC funded Cultural Intermediation and the Creative Urban Economy project. Kerry Wilson, from Liverpool Institute of Cultural Capital and part of this project will be in attendance at the symposium.
I will be posting the delegate profiles over the next few days leading up to the symposium so you can get acquainted with each other before arrival and maybe start making some connections before the symposium itself! There is still time to register if you haven’t done so already!