Festival of Emergence | 6-17 September 2021    About    Submissions    Admission



The DRS Festival of Emergence is envisioned as a new type of DRS event. Not as formal as a conference, more interesting and unpredictable than a meeting, something which transcends timezones and geographies, allows people to ‘drop in’ when they fancy, and is built upon novel, original and experimental participant-generated content.



The entirely-virtual Festival runs over two weeks in September. It is made up of a series of ‘moments’ situated over space and time. Moments can be whatever the participants want them to be – lasting from between 1 hour to half a day. Formats might include talks, presentations, showcases, debates, panel discussions, workshops, interviews, coffee breaks, social moments… whatever is possible with Zoom or other digital means of connecting!

Moments can also be used to generate ideas for theme tracks for DRS2022, where we can keep the conversation going.


Note: The deadline for proposal submissions has passed. A full programme schedule will be available soon.

We invite participants to propose a format and a theme for a Moment, and to be provocative and experimental with their approach.

Proposals should include a title, list of moment proposers, short (150-word) summary, short description of the Moment, description of digital tools to be used (default is Zoom), and practical details (language, time zone, etc.).

The Festival Production Team will select the highest quality and most engaging proposals and curate the programme.