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                                                                    MOPAN 2005

 The 12th International Conference


Multi-Organisational Partnerships, Alliances & Networks


                  University of Glamorgan

Pontypridd, South Wales

 Wednesday 22nd  - Friday 24th June 2005


 Call for Contributions 


As with the last eleven MOPAN Conferences, the overall aim of this gathering is to advance the understanding of the nature of multi-organisational partnerships, alliances and networks by providing an international platform for the exchange of experiences, ideas, practices and methodologies. 

Multi-organisational forms are researched within a variety of academic disciplines and practised in a wide range of contexts including, for example, service delivery partnerships, social issue partnerships, community collaborations, strategic alliances, joint ventures, industry networks, public private partnerships, supply chain relationships and so on. This conference then is intended for those directly engaged with or otherwise interested in practice related to multi-organisational relationships within and across all sectors. 

This year's Conference is jointly hosted by Inter-Logics, NHS Wales Cardiac Networks and the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care (WIHSC) at the University of Glamorgan - this in itself is an interesting multi-organisational partnership! The Welsh setting is particularly appropriate as the First Minister has recently called for engagement and partnership working across the Public Sector in Wales.

We aim to provide an open, convivial, responsive and respectful forum which promotes interaction and dialogue between practitioners, researchers and those engaged in both, to enable an exploration rather than a summation of the insights drawn from the practices and concepts presented.  Therefore we will particularly welcome contributions that deal reflexively or self-critically with our roles as net-workers, researchers, developers, practitioner researchers, and teachers. 

We hope for contributions in a variety of modes that re-present in different ways the variety of ideas, experiences and methodologies referred to above.  These may take the form of presentations, papers, talks, videos, lectures, debates, roundtables, films, games, dramatic representations, metaphors, artworks, contests, exhibitions or any other modes that might intrigue, engage and provoke the imagination of others.

The overall theme for MOPAN 2005 is 'Engagement' and the following streams are proposed:

*     Community and Civic Engagement

*     The Dynamics of Engagement

*   Network Social Responsibility

*   Engaging in knowledge practices in drifting environments

*     Learning Networks and Innovation in Resource Utilization

*     Interpreting Engagement within Networks

*     Engaging around, within or through disparities

*     Framing and reframing in multi-organisational contexts

*     Hearing stories of practice - Multi-Organisational Networks-in-Action 

*     It works in practice...but does it work in theory? - Translating across   


*   Networks & the User Experience - Seamless Services or Chaotic Survival?

For full details of streams please visit our web site


Submission of ideas  

Please email an attachment outlining your proposed contribution (max length, 200-300 words) to: 

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Please could you give it the file name MOPAN - Surname - First Name

Please indicate clearly the stream within which you would like your contribution to be considered and the mode of delivery that would best suit your contribution.


The Timetable

Deadline for receipt of ideas: Monday, 31st January 2005

Those submitting ideas will be informed of decisions by Tuesday, March 1st 2005

Deadline for final submissions: Monday, 23rd May 2005


Conference Committee:-  Murray Anderson Wallace, Chris Blantern, Tom Boydell, Elizabeth Gould, Nicholas Gould, Morton Warner

Conference Administrator:- Angela Burke



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