The Ronin Institute and the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE) are co-organizing an unconference called the Scholarship Values Summit commencing this Tuesday (US time) September 14-16, 2021. This is the third unconference that the Ronin Institute has been involved in organizing after unconferences in 2016 and 2020.
The Scholarship Values Summit will provide a space for participants to identify harmful scholarship-related systems that no longer work, and to define shared values in scholarship as a basis for creating new healthier systems that are more supportive of our goals as scholars. The unconference is a participant-centered format: each session will include short seed talks to help frame the topic, a schedule board that participants will use to list a topic they want to discuss, break out groups around proposed topics, collaborative writing and creating, reflection breaks, speed networking, and informal time to chat and meet each other. The event will take place on Airmeet during three 2.5 hour sessions from 14 to 16 September, 2021. The sessions are:
- Identify harmful systems: To identify the scholarship-related systems and actions that scholars participate in that lead to exploitation and harm.
- Propose values & solutions: To define and propose a set of values for scholarship that can help scholars begin to extract themselves from exploitative and harmful systems, and engage in efforts that align better with our values and our current socioeconomic and environmental context.
- Creating change: Develop strategies for communicating and normalizing these stated values and suggested new systems.
You can register for each session separately, but you are very welcome to attend them all! To learn more, and to register visit the Eventbrite page: https://rebrand.ly/scholarship-values-summit