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Conference 2006 - Glasgow, Scotland

Different Futures

Jordanhill Campus

An International Conference on Young People ? Risk, Resilience and Resistance.

7th - 10th September 2006

Jordanhill Campus, Glasgow, Scotland


Different Futures Conference Brochure

The lives of many young people are shaped by conflict and by the often conflicted worlds of home, school, work and community. The approach to ?youth? in Western society is exemplified by concerns about declining values, identity formation, territoriality and association, sub-culture and deviance. In too many places around the world, oppression, struggle and violence provide the context for the lived experience of many young people.

Whilst the negative flow in State and media interventions is often against these young people, youth work is routinely engaged in an enterprise which seeks to associate with them in ways that develop their voice, asserts their rights and affords the possibility of different futures.

Our fourth biannual conference will provide opportunities to identify with the conflicted experience of young people. We will examine the manifestations of conflict and how young people, and those who work with them, respond to the challenges which these pose.

This conference will be of interest to those who are concerned about work with young people including practitioners, academics and policy makers. The key concepts are related to risk, resilience and resistance: the aim is to share and promote critical and practical ideas which connect to the ways in which young people accommodate, deal with and move within, between and away from conflicting worlds.


We aim to bring together:

  • those who study and research the world of young people;
  • practitioners who work with young people in neighbourhoods, communities of interest and fields such as health improvement, regeneration and social economy;
  • policy makers and managers from a range of statutory and voluntary organisations.


The conference brochure, workshop proposal paper and application form are available for download.
Please note - to guarantee inclusion in conference literature, deadline for Presentation of Workshop Paper and receipt of Synopsis is 23 June 2006. Following selection, presenters will be notified by 7 July 2006. However, even after this date, there may still be a limited number of workshop or paper presentation spaces available and we would encourage anyone still considering this to contact [email protected].

Call for papers/presentations

If you would like to present a paper or deliver a workshop presentation at the conference please forward a synopsis of no more than 300 words to [email protected] for consideration of the conference organising group.

For information on any other aspects of the conference please contact [email protected] or [email protected] (Conference Administrator)

Delegate Rates
Delegate Category Fee Applicable Dates
Presenter of Papers ?230 If paid by 23 June 2006
Discounted Delegate Rate ?250 If paid by 23 June 2006
Standard Delegate Rate ?290 If paid after 23 June 2006

Conference Administrator

Jan Bissett
Professional Development Unit
University of Strathclyde
76 Southbrae Drive
G13 1PP

Tel No: 0141 950 3208
Fax No: 0141 950 3210
Email: [email protected]

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