Click on the image below to explore the lineup for our biggest ever conference. You can also find the programme online here.


The main conference venue is Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, South Shore Road, Gateshead NE8 3BA, UK. Please see travel direction tab above for more information. The BALTIC and the event spaces The Sociological Review Foundation is hiring is fully accessible. More details on The BALTICs accessibility can be found here:

Programme abstracts

Please see the above tabs for details of keynote speakers, plenaries, parallel participatory workshop and panel sessions, visual displays and film sessions.

Date and Times

Timetable to be released soon!

Tuesday 19th June 2018: 09.00 to 18.00, followed by drinks reception and conference BBQ, 18.00-21.00 (this is included in your registration).

Wednesday 20th June 2018: 09.00 to 18.00, followed by drinks reception (this is included in your registration). There will be an optional conference dinner, 19.00-11.00. This is charged at £35.00 per-head. Pre-registration for the conference dinner is required, places are limited. More information on this coming soon.

Thursday 21st June 2018: 09.00 to 13.00.

Please note, places are limited and you will be expected to attend all 3 days.