Festival of Ideas

Encouraging academic progression and research collaboration

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The Festival of Ideas is a free event open to University of Leeds staff and students, showcasing the breadth and quality of business school research.

The Festival has been designed for final year undergraduate and masters students, in all disciplines, looking to further their education within the Leeds University Business School and wanting to know more about the research we undertake. The Festival of Ideas is also for academics from across the University, who are interested in establishing inter-disciplinary research connections.

Register for the inaugural event 28 February 2018

Why attend?

Thinking about applying for a Masters or PhD in the Business School?

Wanting to take the next step in your academic career?

From a different Faculty and looking to find Business School research partners?

The Festival of Ideas will encourage academic progression and research collaboration.

Speakers and panel chairs

To help stimulate discussion and provide insight from other institutions and industries, the Festival of Ideas welcomes external speakers and panel members:

Festival programme 28 February 2018

8:00 - 9:00 Registration
9:15 - 10:45 Opening plenary: ‘Future Cities’
11:00 - 12:30 Themed sessions: Corporate Social Responsibility; Work and Employment Relations; Emerging Markets; Finance
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch and postgraduate poster session
13:45 - 15:15 Themed sessions: Technology and Innovation; Entrepreneurship; Global Finance Governance
15:30 - 17:00 Closing plenary: ‘Supply Chains’

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend two themed sessions during the day. The sessions will involve presentations from Business School academics and discussions with external panel members.