Product Lifetimes and the Environment Conference (PLATE), Nottingham, June 17-19 2015

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Nottingham Trent University is delighted to invite you to register for PLATE, the first international conference to examine product lifetimes and the environment in the context of sustainability.

The conference will open on Wednesday 17 June with keynotes from:

  • Dr Conny Bakker, Associate Professor of Design for Sustainability at Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Sarah Clayton, Head of Products and Services, WRAP, UK

The first day will end with a welcome evening reception to be held in Nottingham Trent University’s historic Old Chemistry Theatre.

Over three days academics and other experts will present papers and workshops addressing the subject of product lifetimes and the environment from a varied range of disciplines and international perspectives.  An exhibition will run alongside the conference.

Subsequent keynotes will be given by:

  • Dr Ruth Mugge, Associate Professor in Consumer Research, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
  • Kyle Wiens, Co-founder, iFixit, USA
  • Professor Tim Cooper, Professor of Sustainable Design and Consumption, Nottingham Trent University, UK

On Thursday 18 June we will host the PLATE gala dinner in the atmospheric setting of St. Mary’s Church, in the heart of Nottingham’s historic lace market.

Book your place

The deadline for early bird registration is fast approaching – 30 April 2015. For further details and booking please see our website.

PLATE Conference, Nottingham, UK, 17-19 June 2015, Call for Workshops

We welcome proposals for workshops on topics related to product lifetimes, whether you want to discuss ideas for a report or journal paper, explore strategies or policies for industry / government, or plan research proposals. Please note that the closing date is 16 February 2015, at 12 noon. Exploratory contributions and work in progress will be considered. The final version of the contribution is expected by 11 May 2015.

Conference themes

PLATE will embrace a multi-disciplinary perspective including design, geography, anthropology, business management, economics, marketing and consumer behaviour, sociology and politics. The conference will explore the following themes, among others:

  • design approaches to product longevity
  • the role of product longevity in resource efficiency and waste reduction
  • strategies for product lifetime optimisation
  • cultural perspectives on the throwaway society
  • business opportunities, economic implications and marketing strategies
  • consumer influences on product lifetimes
  • policies, regulation and legislation.

Please see our website for further details.

Conference on Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) June 2015, Nottingham (UK)

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 We’d like to inform you that the deadline for abstracts for the PLATE conference has been extended to Friday 19 September 2014 at 12 noon.

Please check the website for further information.

Conference on Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) June 2015, Nottingham (UK)

Dates: 17-19 June 2015
Location: Nottingham UK
Website: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/plate_conference/index.html
Deadline for submissions: 8 September 2014

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Call for Papers 

Nottingham Trent University is pleased to be hosting the first international conference to examine Product Lifetimes and the Environment in the context of sustainability. This ground breaking event will include keynote presentations, discussion, debate and workshops, an exhibition and gallery of artefacts, and a gala dinner.

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