Ideas in Practice Seminars

Ideas in Practice Seminars 2016-17

Ideas in Practice is a seminar series led by Leeds University Business School with the aim of bringing business people, policy makers and academics together. Our aim is to discuss important topics and share ideas to help companies and public bodies.

Our programme of seminars in Leeds and London addresses key issue in areas such as technology and innovation, finance and the economy, international business strategy as well as environmental sustainability and inclusive societies.

Our aim is to engage with external organisations in order to make a real difference to society and economy both in the UK and globally. We look forward to seeing you at our Ideas in Practice Seminars.

Top 5 reasons to attend Ideas in Practice:

  • Insights from leading experts in specific areas
  • Bringing together people from different areas with different perspectives
  • Opportunity to collaborate on projects - small to large
  • Take part in dialogue on important issues of the day
  • Find out what other people are doing and how they overcome problems

Ideas in Practice Vision

  • The Ideas in Practice seminar series will support our aim of producing research that makes an impact on society, business and the economy
  • It may lead to new collaborations to do research, e.g., as part of a grant application to a research funding council
  • We know that a lot of published academic research is not of direct interest to businesses and hence we think it useful to have debates and discussions rather than talk about specific projects
  • We can bring leading experts on various topics from around the world into contact with business and policy audiences
  • We want to create a forum for bringing together ideas from people with different perspectives on a particular issue of current interest

All our Ideas in Practice events are free. We simply ask that if you cannot attend that you either send someone else in your place or try to let us know a little in advance.

Subscribe to our Ideas in Practice invitation list: email Karolina Jachowicz (k.jachowicz@leeds.ac.uk)

Schedule of Events: Current Programme

Date Title Venue/Timing Date
4th July Cities, Climate and Extreme Weather: Policy, Economics and Public Communication Radisson Blu, Leeds; 10.00am to 3.30pm Wandi Bruine de Bruin, Gary Dymski and Andrea Taylor. Event hosted by Deputy Dean Cathy Cassell
8th July Big Data Conference: Turning Data into Value Radisson Blu, Leeds; 10.00am to 3.30pm Mat Robson, Barbara Summers, Timothy Devinney and others

Forthcoming Programme: Leeds Events (September to December 2016)

Title Format
Supply Chain Council Breakfast panel meeting followed by workshop
Future Technology and Policing Presentation and workshop
Manufacturing Strategy Breakfast panel
Fashion and Textiles: British Fasion; Global Markets Early evening event with presentations, exhibition and dinner
Women in Management: Inspiring and Helping Women and Increasing Opportunities Lunch event
HR Directors Network: Working with Regional HR Directors and Managers Early evening seminar and reception

Forthcoming Programme: Leeds Events (January to June 2017)

Title Format
Supply Chain Council Breakfast panel meeting followed by the Leeds Supply Chain Council Workshop
Inclusive Societies: Personal Financial Decision Making and Helping People with Debt Seminar and workshop
HR Directors Network: Working with Regional HR Directors and Managers Early evening seminar and reception
Big Data Conference 2017 One day practitioner focused conference
International Business Strategy: Focus on Globalisation Seminar and lunch
Cities Theme Special Event: People, Places and Systems Morning seminar and lunch

Forthcoming Programme: London Events (October 2016 to June 2017)

Title Format
Cities, Climate and Extreme Weather: Policy, Economics and Public Communication Seminar and workshop
Supply Chain Council Breakfast panel followed by workshop
Leeds University Big Data Symposium Two day symposium in central London
China Economy Focus In Association with Business Confucius Institute at the University of Leeds and China-British Council Breakfast expert panel disussion
Future Technology and Policing One day conference
Women in Management: Inspiring and Helping Women, Increasing Opportunities Seminar and Keynote presentation from an inspirational woman business leader
Policy Special: How can Businesses Help Unemployed Groups into Work? Westminster panel discussion and research presentation. Co-hosted with the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change
Innovation Special: Complex Open Innovation for a Networked Society, in association with Ericsson Seminar and workshop