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HSA Conference 2018

11 April - 13 April

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This year’s Housing Studies Association Annual Conference is in partnership with the UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence (CaCHE) and kindly supported by South Yorkshire Housing Association, Housing Studies Charitable Trust and the international journal Housing Studies.

HSA Conference 2018, 11–13 April 2018, Sheffield

‘Professionalism, Policy and Practice: Exploring the Relationship between Theory and Practice in Housing Studies’

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Housing policy has been subject to radical change over the last thirty years. The decimation of the social housing sector, the stigmatisation of marginalised communities and the widespread cynicism about the effectiveness of political action, have led to a deep-rooted scepticism about the ability to achieve fundamental changes to a system often seen as dysfunctional. This conference will examine both the theoretical and practical responses to contemporary challenges. What kinds of concepts are most appropriate to analyse contemporary change? What are the practical implications of reforms to the housing sector? The conference organisers will welcome papers on a range of topics including the spatial implications of devolution, the development of city regions and creative responses to contemporary housing challenges. The conference will therefore provide an opportunity to consider both theoretical approaches and critically discuss the implications of practical responses. The key question is the extent to which theory can inform practice and how practice can influence new forms of conceptual analysis.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

  • Keith Jacobs (University of Tasmania)
  • Brian Lund (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • John Boughton (Municipal Dreams)
  • Harris Beider (University of Coventry)
  • Marisa Gerstein Pineau (Frameworks)
  • Gavin Smart (Chartered Institute of Housing)
  • Jenny Osbourne (Tenant Participation Advisory Service)
  • Mary Taylor (former Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing)

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Final Programme Now Available

For further details of the HSA Annual Conference 2018 please download the final programme.


Registration and Delegate Fees

Early Career Researcher – HSA Member – Early Bird Rate – £340

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. Early bird rate available for bookings received on or before 9th March 2018.

Early Career Researcher – HSA Member – General Rate – £385

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. This rate will apply for bookings made after 9th March 2018.

Early Career Researcher – Non HSA Member – Early Bird Rate – £385

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. Early bird rate available for bookings received on or before 9th March 2018.

Early Career Researcher – Non HSA Member – General Rate – £425

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Express, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. This rate will apply for bookings made after 9th March 2018.

General Registration – HSA Member – Early Bird Rate – £410

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. Early bird rate available for bookings received on or before 9th March 2018.

General Registration – HSA Member – General Rate – £455

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. This rate will apply for bookings made after 9th March 2018.

General Registration – Non HSA Member – Early Bird Rate – £445

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. Early bird rate available for bookings received on or before 9th March 2018.

General Registration – Non HSA Member – General Rate – £495

Includes 2 nights bed and breakfast accommodation at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner. This rate will apply for bookings made after 9th March 2018.

Non-Residential Registration – HSA Member – £300

Includes lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, first night welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner.

Non-Residential Registration – Non HSA Member – £340

Includes lunch on all days of the conference, parking if required, first night welcome dinner, drinks reception and conference dinner.

One Day Rate & First Night Dinner – HSA Member – £150

Includes lunch, parking if required and first night dinner (Wednesday 11th April).

One Day Rate & First Night Dinner – Non HSA Member – £185

Includes lunch, parking if required and first night dinner (Wednesday 11th April).

One Day Rate & Drinks Reception/Conference Dinner – HSA Member – £150

Includes lunch, parking if required, drinks reception and conference dinner (Thursday 12th April).

One Day Rate & Drinks Reception/Conference Dinner – Non HSA Member – £185

Includes lunch, parking if required, drinks reception and conference dinner (Thursday 12th April).

1/2 Day Rate –  HSA Member – £110

Includes lunch and parking if required.

1/2 Day Rate –  Non HSA Member – £150

Includes lunch and parking if required.

The first night welcome dinner will be held on Wednesday evening, 11th April at the Holiday Inn Royal Victoria. Attendance at the welcome dinner is included in the registration fee.

The conference dinner will be held on Thursday evening, 12th April, at the Sheffield Town Hall. Attendance at the conference dinner is included in the registration fee. However, we regret that places at the dinner are limited to 130, and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Partnership

We are happy to announce that the HSA has formed a strategic partnership with the UK Collaborative Housing Evidence Centre (CaCHE); a multidisciplinary consortium which aims to draw on the collective expertise of housing researchers and professionals to devise innovative solutions to current housing challenges. As a longstanding membership organisation, the HSA has been a forum for housing academics, policymakers and practitioners to engage in debate, and to share evidence, ideas and expertise. This has most prominently occurred through our annual conference and we are thrilled that for our upcoming 2018 conference, CaCHE has committed to supporting our Early Career stream and bursaries.

Sponsorship

We are delighted that Tony Stacey, Chief Executive of SYHA will be chairing our closing plenary, featuring Gavin Smart (Chartered Institute of Housing), Jenny Osbourne (Tenant Participation Advisory Service) and Mary Taylor (former Chief Executive of the Scottish Federation of Housing).

This year’s Early Career Research bursaries are jointly funded by the Housing Studies Charitable Trust, CaCHE and the HSA.

This year’s Valerie Karn Early Career Research Prize will be presented by John Flint, Co-Executive Managing Editor of the international journal Housing Studies, at the pre-conference dinner drinks reception kindly sponsored by the journal.

For more information about this year’s conference partners please see the following:

Organiser

Housing Studies Association
Phone:
0114 222 6289
Email:
members@housing-studies-association.org
Website:
https://housing-studies-association.org/