The future of Changing Worlds

After our last two conferences in 2014 and 2015, a new team is already working on bringing Changing Worlds back in 2017.

As most of the ‘old’ organisers will be stepping down, we want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to the last two instalments of Changing Worlds and the lasting impressions they have left on us.

In the next few months, the ‘new’ team will update you on their plans for Changing Worlds 2017.

We’re already excited to see what the future of Changing Worlds will bring and wish the new team the best of luck! We hope that your experience is going to be as fun and valuable as ours was!

The organisers of Changing Worlds 2015:
Angela, Bernhard, Boka, Dely, Helene, Mercedes, Milena, Nikolaus and Victoria

Interested in joining the organising committee?

The new organising committee is in the process of constituting itself, and we are very open to welcoming new members on the team.

Changing Worlds is an international, inclusive forum for exchange, discussion, and collaboration among artists, academics, activists, and other people concerned with working towards social justice. The conferences feature a great variety of contributions and formats, including academic paper presentations, workshops, artistic interventions and performances, as well as material exhibits.

Organising the conference will probably demand an average of about 1.5–5 hours of per week from each individual organiser depending on the task (though in bursts of increased activity around specific tasks rather than constant work). Unfortunately (though unsurprisingly), you won’t get paid for working on the organising committee. However, organising these conferences and bringing together people from very different walks of life will probably be a valuable – and sometimes simply amazing – experience, in addition to perhaps changing the world a little bit yourselves. You don’t need any experience in organising events to be part of the organsing committee.

You can have a look at the websites of the 2014 and 2015 instalments of the conference as well as the organisers’ blog on organising inclusive conferences if you want to get a better idea of what Changing Worlds might entail.

Please drop us an email at changingworlds.sts@univie.ac.at if you’re interested in joining the team.