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In order to promote the dissemination of cutting edge research in the areas of innovation, knowledge, organization and networks IKON host and organize a wide range of events.
IKON PBS Summer and Winter School

The International Summer School on Advanced Practice-based Studies is a yearly initiative aimed at the development and promotion of practice-based studies. We also periodically hold Winter sessions of the school. By bringing together the leading scholars in the field, the School aims to become a primary centre for the elaboration and dissemination of this new development in the study of social, technological, and human phenomena. Further information on the 2020 edition can be found on the Summer School website.

The Ethnography Circle

The Circle is a series of informal, multidisciplinary discussions which alternate presentations by leading ethnographers with group sessions where participants reflect on their ethnographic research practices. In short: an ethnographic self-help group. Participation is open to Warwick students/faculty from all departments and is extended to students from other institutions. Details can be found here.

PPI activities

IKON actively contributes and supports the activities of the Process, Practice and Institution group. More infromation about PPI can be found here.

Previous events Events

We also have a number of seminars planned this year as part of the IKON International Distinguished Speaker Series and more information is available here.

A half-day symposium on Patient Values in Clinical Decision Making held at Warwick Business School on 11 April 2019. The session will provide an opportunity to learn about recent research on the role of patient values in decision making in the healthcare and social care sectors

This international workshop took place at the University of Warwick on 5 & 6 December 2016. More details are available here.

  • We also hold the occasional international one-day workshops such as 'The Mirror Game: changing practice through reflection' and the symposium 'Understanding the evolution of pharmacy work. Organisational and managerial perspectives'.
  • Other events have included a workshop on the subject of 'Surfacing the Invisible in Studies of Knowledge, Innovation and Organizational Networks' which was held at the University of Warwick on 1 May 2009. Further information about this event is available here.

We regularly host research seminars. Past speakers include Etienne Wenger, Rick Iedema, Jessica Mesman, Rodrigo Ribeiro and further information about these can be found here.


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