Dr Helen Kara  Twitter Hashtag ICRMC Creative Research Methods Conference
A Creative Research Methods project

"Researchers who use creative methods are at risk of finding ways to express themselves, learn, and have fun." (Kara 2020:237)

Date: 11-12 September 2023

Venue: The Studio, 51 Lever St, Manchester M1 1FN

Helen Kara founded this two-day hybrid conference to bring together people with an interest in creative research methods. Keynote speakers are the renowned experts in creative practices Pam Burnard and Caroline Lenette. There will also be presentations and activities in breakout rooms, and scope for going out into the city to try creative outdoor methods.

Pam Burnard
Pam Burnard
Caroline Lenette

Conference Programme

We are delighted to bring you the conference programme. It is in three separate but related documents: a timetable, a conference summary, and all of the presentation summaries.

Registration and Tickets

Ticket prices are in six categories:

1: Private sector, research funders, professors£325
2: Other sectors: full-time permanently employed£250
3: Other sectors: part-time and/or employed on contract £160
4: Others: self-employed, student, retired, unemployed£ 95
5: Online: both days£ 50
6: Online: one day £ 30

Places for people to attend in person are limited, so single-day tickets will not be available for the in-person event. There are no limits on the number of people who can attend online, so single-day tickets will be available for online attendance.

Unfortunately we cannot offer childcare, but babies and breastfeeding are welcome.

Registration and Payment

Our conference registrations are being handled by our partners, NomadIT. To register for our conference, please click the link below to go to the NomadIT signup page and create an account.

Once you have registered, you will receive an invoice which you can pay by bank transfer or by card - please see our payment page. If possible we would prefer to receive payment by bank transfer.

Helping Others To Attend

We are also asking those who can afford a little extra to make a donation - we will use these donations to fund bursaries which will enable people who need financial help to attend to receive a free online place. If you would like to make a donation by bank transfer, please see our payment page for details.

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Some bursaries for in-person attendance will be available thanks to the generosity of the UK's National Centre for Research Methods. Other bursaries for online attendance will be available, funded by donations. If you would like to apply for a bursary please visit our Bursary page:

We are hugely grateful to our sponsors:

Conference hashtag: #ICRMC