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Thursday, June 22

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    New England Workshop on Science and Social Change
    Location: TBA (close to 4S meeting site in Boston, MA)
    Dates: August 2017,Date: Tues 29th atAugust 2017, 8.30am to
    In this one-day workshop we will create spaces, interactions, and support that help us extend our projects of inquiry and engagement around "changing life in times of crisis." As indicated below, a wide range of projects might fit under this intentionally broad topic. Activities will, as they have at NewSSC workshops since 2004, build on what the particular group of participants contribute and employ a range of tools and processes for "connecting, probing, and reflecting" so as to support and learn from each others' inquiries. The intended outcomes include: a) products that reflect how our inquiries and plans develop during the day, as conveyed in work-in-progress presentations and then revised in response to feedback so as to be shared outside the workshop, b) experiences that motivate us to take our individual projects beyond their current scope or level of activity, and c) stock-taking towards developing the workshop format. This format, in brief, includes a series of activities together as a group with time spent in between to undertake independent research and converse as helpful for advancing our projects.
    The workshop, as a space for reciprocal "scaffolding," can accommodate participants with diverse projects. "Changing life in times of crisis" would fit if you were exploring what direction to pursue in your work and life at this historical moment. It would fit if you were studying urban community gardens, the environmental and social impacts of fracking and renewables as alternative responses to energy demand and climate change, or the governance of CRISPr gene-editing technology. Or if you were engaging in some quite different project that addresses a change in science-in-society during current or impending crises.
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Thursday, June 15

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    “Most workshops are dysfunctional—this one wasn’t!” read one evaluation from the first NewSSC workshop in 2004. Appreciative feedback like that may feel like validation for the any workshop or collaborative processes that you facilitate, but how well can you articulate or support the principles or theory about personal and group change that underlie those processes? Moreover, how would you lead people who experience the dysfunction in many workshops, collaborations, conferences and meetings into making the effort to create something more fulfilling?
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    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars, but does not count out those with regular positions but no travel budgets). Some free accommodation should be available at the houses of local participants; this will be assigned according to financial need. Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $150. Some funding support supplied by The Pumping Station. For extra charge, 1-3 graduate credits are available for workshop participation and completion of a related project.
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Tuesday, June 13

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    Enactable Social TheorizingTheorizing, including mock-up of exhibits [hover over the photos to see capsule summaries, then click to get full exhibit]
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Monday, June 12

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    Dates: October 2017, Fri 6th at 8.30am to Monday 9th around 5pm
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    meetings into committingmaking the effort to create
    This four-day workshop is intended to allow participants to delve into the principles or theory that underlie their own workshop or collaborative processes and develop plans to make those processes more effective in some sense(s) that they deem important. Activities will, as they have at NewSSC since 2004, build on what the particular group of participants contribute and employ a range of tools and processes so as to support and learn from each other's inquiries. The topic means that the processes of the NewSSC workshop itself and the ways they make space for people to "connect, probe, reflect, and create" will end up being subject to compare-and-contrast with other approaches to workshops and generative group interactions. The intended outcomes include: a) products that reflect our inquiries and plans, conveyed in work-in-progress presentations or activities (10-15 minutes) and revised in response to feedback so as to be shared outside the workshop (examples), b) experiences that motivate us to take our individual projects beyond their current scope or level of activity, and c) stock-taking towards developing the workshop format. This format, in brief, includes an activity together as a group each morning and again for an hour at the end of the day. In between, time is spent in independent research related to this scenario, in conversations, and in other pursuits that participants find helpful for advancing our projects.
    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
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    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars, but does not count out those with regular positions but no travel budgets). Some free accommodation should be available at the houses of local participants; this will be assigned according to financial need. Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $150. Some funding support supplied by The Pumping Station. For extra charge, 1-3 graduate credits are available for workshop participation and completion of a related project.
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    date: 1 July. Applications after 15 AugustAugust. Later applications are less
    Participants should talk to the organizer or assistant before the workshop to explore ideas for developing projects making good use of the workshop format.
    Organizer: Peter J. Taylor, University of Massachusetts Boston, Science in a Changing World graduate track, http://sicw.wikispaces.umb.edu/
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    Dates: October 2017, Fri 6th at 8.30am to Monday 9th around 5pm
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    for the any workshop or collaborative processes that you facilitate,
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    those processes? HowMoreover, how would you
    This four-day workshop is intended to allow participants to delve into the principles or theory that underlie their own workshop or collaborative processes and develop plans to make those processes more effective in some sense(s) that they deem important. Activities will, as they have at NewSSC since 2004, build on what the particular group of participants contribute and employ a range of tools and processes so as to support and learn from each other's inquiries. The topic means that the processes of the NewSSC workshop itself and the ways they make space for people to "connect, probe, reflect, and create" will end up being subject to compare-and-contrast with other approaches to workshops and generative group interactions. The intended outcomes include: a) products that reflect our inquiries and plans, conveyed in work-in-progress presentations or activities (10-15 minutes) and revised in response to feedback so as to be shared outside the workshop (examples), b) experiences that motivate us to take our individual projects beyond their current scope or level of activity, and c) stock-taking towards developing the workshop format. This format, in brief, includes an activity together as a group each morning and again for an hour at the end of the day. In between, time is spent in independent research related to this scenario, in conversations, and in other pursuits that participants find helpful for advancing our projects.
    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
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    Dates: October 2017, Fri 6th at 8.30am to Monday 9th around 5pm
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    collaborative processes weyou facilitate, but
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    well can weyou articulate or
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    How would weyou lead people
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    more fulfilling?
    Over the years NewSSC has come to depict itself as making space for people to "connect, probe, reflect, and create." This

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    processes of thisthe NewSSC workshop itself and the ways they make space for people to "connect, probe, reflect, and create" will end
    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars, but does not count out those with regular positions but no travel budgets). Some free accommodation should be available at the houses of local participants; this will be assigned according to financial need. Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $150. Some funding support supplied by The Pumping Station. For extra charge, 1-3 graduate credits are available for workshop participation and completion of a related project.
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Saturday, June 10

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    Over the years NewSSC has come to depict itself as making space for people to "connect, probe, reflect, and create." This four-day workshop is intended to allow participants to delve into the principles or theory that underlie their own workshop or collaborative processes and develop plans to make those processes more effective in some sense(s) that they deem important. Activities will, as they have at NewSSC since 2004, build on what the particular group of participants contribute and employ a range of tools and processes so as to support and learn from each other's inquiries. The topic means that the processes of this NewSSC workshop itself will end up being subject to compare-and-contrast with other approaches to workshops and generative group interactions. The intended outcomes include: a) products that reflect our inquiries and plans, conveyed in work-in-progress presentations or activities (10-15 minutes) and revised in response to feedback so as to be shared outside the workshop (examples), b) experiences that motivate us to take our individual projects beyond their current scope or level of activity, and c) stock-taking towards developing the workshop format. This format, in brief, includes an activity together as a group each morning and again for an hour at the end of the day. In between, time is spent in independent research related to this scenario, in conversations, and in other pursuits that participants find helpful for advancing our projects.
    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
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    Pumping Station. For extra charge, 1-3 graduate credits are available for workshop participation and completion of a related project.
    Applications via http://bit.ly/NewSSCa. Target date: 1 July. Applications after 15 August are less likely to get requests for subsidies met.
    Participants should talk to the organizer or assistant before the workshop to explore ideas for developing projects making good use of the workshop format.
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    in 2004. This appreciative comment raises many questions: What isAppreciative feedback like that may feel like validation for the function of workshops and other organized multi-personworkshop or collaborative processes we facilitate, but how well can we articulate or support the principles or theory about personal and group change that underlie those processes? How do they achieve the desired outcomes? How canwould we lead people who
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    dysfunction in mostmany workshops, collaborations,
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    and meetings be drawn into creatingcommitting to create something more
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    collaborative processes andand develop plans
    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars, but does not count out those with regular positions but no travel budgets). Some free accommodation should be available at the houses of local participants; this will be assigned according to financial need. Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $150. Some funding support supplied by The Pumping Station.
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Thursday, June 8

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    “Most workshops are dysfunctional—this one wasn’t!” read one evaluation from the first NewSSC workshop in 2004. This appreciative comment raises many questions: What is the function of workshops and other organized multi-person collaborative processes? How do they achieve the desired outcomes? How can people who experience the dysfunction in most workshops, collaborations, conferences and meetings be drawn into creating something more fulfilling?
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    participants to a) delve into
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    that underlie thetheir own workshop or collaborative processes they facilitate and b) and develop plans to make their favoredthose processes more
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    subject to compare and contrastcompare-and-contrast with other
    Applications are sought from teachers, researchers, graduate students, facilitators, and activists who are interested in facilitating discussion, reflection, avid learning, and clarifying one's identity and affinities in relation to the workshop topic. The workshop format will allow for a limited number of participants over the internet. Newcomers and return participants are welcome.
    Registration is on a sliding scale--$125 (for those with low incomes and lack of travel support) up to $300 (for those with a decent income and institutional/grant support). Registration covers meal costs, but not accommodation. The funding available to help get people to the workshop is modest, but we have managed to subsidize travel and accommodation in past years according to need (which favors graduate students and independent scholars, but does not count out those with regular positions but no travel budgets). Some free accommodation should be available at the houses of local participants; this will be assigned according to financial need. Online participant registration is on a sliding scale: $50 - $150. Some funding support supplied by The Pumping Station.
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