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12 November 2015

Animation and Public Engagement Symposium 2015

  • 9am-5pm
  • The Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6QG
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  • Ticket Information

    Standard rate (lunch, complimentary tea and coffee, soft drink included) £25

    Speakers with student discount (lunch, complimentary tea and coffee, soft drink included) £15

    Audience Tickets
    Audience Ticket £5 (complimentary tea and coffee, water included)
    Audience Ticket with Lunch (lunch, complimentary tea and coffee, soft drink included)£25

    Coffee, tea and lunch will be provided for those delivering papers; all attending will be provided with complementary tea and coffee.

    Tickets available from the online store.

About this event

The Animation Academy, Loughborough University, UK, in conjunction with HEART (Healing Education Animation Research Therapy), presents a call for papers for the ‘ANIMATION AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM 2015 (APES 15)’

APES15 follows on from last year’s highly successful symposium in association with Bradford Animation Festival, National Media Museum, Bradford UK. This year it will be taking place on Thursday 12th November at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, before handing over the baton to the Toy Story at 20 conference (which will open with a special screening of Toy Story at 6pm followed by a keynote paper by Professor Paul Wells).

APES15 invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of areas associated to animation and public engagement, to offer an alternative view of the capabilities of animation and to identify new terrains in the connection of animation and the engaged public.

Papers are invited, therefore, addressing the following topics:

  • Animation and Audiences
  • Animation Reception
  • Animation and Activism
  • Animation and Social impact
  • Animation and Cultural Practice
  • Animation as Cross-Platform communication
  • Animation and Health and Well-Being
  • Animation as Political Essay
  • Animation as, and for, Education
  • Animation and Policy
  • Animation as Therapy
  • Animation and Social Institutions

APES15 welcomes proposals for individual papers, presentations, short film screenings; photographic essays, interactive talks and alternative presentation styles. We would also like to invite scholars and professionals from a variety of fields identifying the cross disciplinary nature of animation.

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