Innovation and the Built Environemnt Academy (IBEA) Conference 2011 (IBEA)
Venue: London Road Building, LSBU
|Event Date/Time: Oct 07, 2011||End Date/Time: Oct 09, 2010|
|Registration Date: Sep 01, 2011|
This annual conference will provide a meeting point for all those with an interest in the field of innovation in the context of the built environment. We encourage you to attend the conference and contribute to IBEAâ€™s ongoing research and profile.
The IBEA 2011 Conference offers an excellent opportunity for leading scholars and young researchers in the field to discuss and develop new ideas.
The Innovation and the Built Environment Academy (IBEA) is a non-profit organisation and holds conferences each autumn (September-October), alternating in various locations around the world. This yearâ€™s conference takes place at London South Bank University.
The title of IBEA 2011 is Innovation and integration: science, technology and policy in the built environment. This theme has emerged from the need to deal with the multifaceted character and the growing complexities of the socioeconomic challenges such as climate change, sustainability or poverty eradication through connecting ideas and collaboration. The conference acknowledges that solutions to our current problems can be found only through collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches and by closer partnerships between HASS and STEM researchers. Today, innovation is not limited to technological solutions alone and policy makers need to consider institutional as well as behavioural aspects of innovation.
We follow the definition of innovation by Spoehr et al (2010) as a deliberate process, new ways of doing things, a means of generating, applying and expanding our knowledge, as a way of thinking that can bring benefits to individuals and the community as a whole, and adding value and inherently positive action. In encouraging a culture of innovation in the built environment we need to broaden the concept of innovation to encompass creativity, collaboration and problem solving (Keighley-Jones, 2008) and understand how the built environment clients and users can meet their needs through the development of new programmes, institutions and activities in pursuit of improving quality of life and meeting their socioeconomic goals.
IBEA acknowledges that networking facilitates collaboration between stakeholders such as the education system, government and the private sector and may ultimately lead to innovation and anticipates that over the three days of the conference we will have a large gathering of distinguished researchers, clients, consultants, engineers, scientists, technologist, financiers, policy makers and others with a direct interest in the built environment from home and abroad. The programme of papers and posters will provide an opportunity for knowledge transfer and sharing of experiences across a wide range of disciplines.
We invite you to contribute to the IBEA 2011, and encourage that you become active and a member of IBEA whether an exhibitor, presenter, sponsor or participant and look forward to meeting you in London in October 2011.