New measurements of academic impact and the growth of digital media has transformed the landscape of academic dissemination. Today, the LSE Impacts of Social Science team will be debating the future of impact research and measurement and tackling digital dissemination tools head on. Why not join us?  

Professor Patrick Dunleavy addresses the audience at our conference in 2011

The Future of Academic Impacts conference is to mark the end of the three-year Impact of Social Sciences project based at the London School of Economics that has been funded by HEFCE. Working with colleagues at Imperial College London and the University of Leeds, we have looked at the nature and measurement of impact of academic research in the social sciences on government and policymaking, business and industry, and civil society.

The conference will draw the research project to a close, discuss the results and outcomes of the project and seek to look forward to how impact research and measurement might develop over the next ten year period looking beyond REF2014.

Today, we’ll be investigating what challenges matters of impact and digital media have in store for academics. You can  join in and tell us what you think on Twitter @LSEImpactBlog or, follow the conversation by searching for the hashtag #LSEImpact.

We’re also looking forward to hosting a series of breakout sessions that will tackle the issues of how to write your impact case study, how to start your academic blog, how to utilise social media for academic work and finally, how to get to grips with academic podcasting. You can also follow the day’s schedule with our conference programme.

All places at the event are now reserved, but watch out on this blog as we’ll be making more of our discussion materials and podcasts of the sessions available in the coming days.



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