“Towards a Future that Works” Scoping Workshop

13th July 2018 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm Europe/London Timezone
Institute of Engineering and Technology: Austin Court
Austin Court
Cambridge St, Birmingham B1 2NP

The ESRC are holding a series of workshops to explore the shape of a potential new research investment around  Work.

To date, workshops have been held in London and Edinburgh. Due to unprecedented demand, we will be holding a third and final workshop in Birmingham city centre on 13 July 2018.

The workshop will seek to gather views from academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners at all levels of government (including local government), the business sector and the third-sector on the following indicative themes:

  1. Emerging technologies, skills and training
  2. New work practices, workplaces and business models (including the gig economy)
  3. Inequalities, insecure employment and in-work poverty
  4. Job quality, health and wellbeing
  5. Lifelong resilience and sustainability (including an ageing workforce)

The workshop will run 10.00 – 16.30 and will be organised around a series of expert presentations and interactive table discussions. A detailed agenda will be available closer to the date.

Confirmed speakers so far include:

  • Professor Sir Ian Diamond, University of Aberdeen and Member of the UKRI Board
  • Professor Anne Green, University of Birmingham
  • Professor Monder Ram, Director of the Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship, University of Birmingham
  • Lucy Bannister, Living Wage Foundation

To register for the workshop, please email productivity[at]esrc.ac.uk[dot] Use ‘Towards a future that works for all event’ in the subject line and include your:

  • Name
  • Role and organisation
  • Areas of interest and expertise
  • Three themes you would most like to contribute to in order of preference (if you do not provide three choices, the office will randomly assign you to a theme for some of the discussions)

Places are strictly limited due to the size of the venue, as a result, please note places will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis.