The Role of Academia in Misinformation 2023: Building Resilience in Information Ecosystems

The aim of the conference is to bring all the multidisciplinary expertise existing in Cambridge re. Misinformation and Pseudoscience together to emphasise the range of inspiring research and outreach efforts happening within Cambridge

The Role of Academia in Misinformation 2023: Building Resilience in Information Ecosystems

What We Are About?

We invite you to take part in a conference examining ‘The Role of Academia in Misinformation’, taking place on Friday the 13th of October at Darwin College, Cambridge. From health to climate change, from data science and technology to the psychological and social underpinnings of what might make people susceptible to bias and misinformation: if your research is relevant, we want to hear from you. In addition, and most importantly perhaps, the conference will address questions such as: what can we, as the Cambridge academic community, do to enhance valuable knowledge exchange between various research and outreach efforts occurring across the university in a more established manner? How can we best equip researchers with the tools to contribute to the goal of opposing this problem within their everyday research? Are there ways in which the culture of academia may be hindering the goal of addressing this issue, and how could we motivate or create necessary critical introspection to identify these?

How Can You Take Part?

The conference will feature a number of keynote presentations from senior academics, and we are currently inviting submissions from all researchers in Cambridge who feel their work is relevant to present their research in a series of 15-minute talks. There is also the option to give a 5-minute ‘Speed-Round’ presentation instead of the longer form talk. This would consist of a maximum of 3 slides and a brief explanation of your research. This may be a suitable option for those just beginning their research project or to present ideas for future projects. Please apply by following the link attached above. Additionally, if you don’t have something to present but are keen to attend you can register your interest using the same form.

Further Details:The structure of the conference will be as follows:

  • 9:30 – 9:50 – Start
  • 9:50 – 17:10 – Conference (including lunch)
  • 17:00 – 18:00 – Reception

Thank you,

Kind regards,

BRIE2023 Organizing Committee

About us

We empower the fight against disinformation. Check First is a software and methodologies company founded by a developer and two journalists. We focus on creating the best tools and practices for the peculiar job of countering and monitoring fakes and influence campaigns, and gain time in the process by fostering collaboration. Our best asset is the complementarity of our founding team, making us approach problems in a comprehensive and innovative way.

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