Do you have a question regarding the Child in the City international seminar in Leeds? Read the answers to the most common frequently asked questions. If your question is not on the list, feel free to contact us.
1. What is the Child in the City International Seminar?
The Child in the City international seminar is a rolling programme of focused international events, each bringing together experts and policymakers from different relevant fields around a specific theme of the child-friendly city agenda. It is part of the bigger international Child in the City World Conference which will be held biennial in a different city around the world.
The Child in the City International Seminar Series aims to create opportunities for interested academics, practitioners, officials and policymakers, from around Europe and beyond, to share the latest research, innovation and good practice from the various cross-cutting disciplines and policy domains that most affect the lives of children in towns and cities. Each seminar will take a particular theme as its focus, seeking to progress the advancement of more child-friendly environments, communities and services in the public realm.
The focus for this fourth edition in the series of international seminars will be Child poverty in Western Cities. The seminar will be held on 21-22 November 2019 in Leeds, UK.
The seminar will bring together children’s professionals, play workers, city planners, landscape architects and policymakers, along with researchers, academics and advocates.
2. Why should I participate?
By attending you will be part of an international gathering for research and good practice in creating child friendly cities. This seminar will be focused on bringing together expertise from both the disciplines of sustainability and urban childhood. During the event all major practitioners, local politicians and academics will come together to discuss ways to strengthen sustainable cities and the position of children in the cities.
A two-day programme with dynamic keynote sessions, interactive parallel sessions and discussions as well as field trips to locations that are best practices in addressing the theme are set up in order for you to gain the latest and most important information on the theme.
The Child in the City Conferences and Seminars is one of the leading events on the latest child friendly policies and research studies.
3. Who organises the Child in the City International Seminar?
4. How can I register?
Registration is done online. You can register here
5. How can I get in touch?
For inquiries, please contact our Project Manager, Marieke Bouman:
6. Where is the venue located?
The seminar takes place at the Met Hotel, King Street, LS1 2HQ, Leeds, United Kingdom.
Here you find information on how to get to the venue.
7. What time does the seminar start on November 21st?
8. How long is the seminar?
9. Can I register for only one day?
10. How many speakers will there be?
There will be five keynote speakers, and about fifteen speakers in the parallel sessions including children’s professionals, university professors, researchers and play workers from all over the world will share their knowledge and research on child friendly cities and urban sustainability.
11. What are the seminar themes?
The main theme of this seminar is Child poverty in Western Cities. Within this theme we will look at some of the latest research on the following subthemes:
- Child poverty and children’s agency
- Child poverty and educational environments
- Child poverty: Urban segregation and marginalisation
- Addressing child poverty in interdisciplinary ways
- Child poverty: Lessons from two cities Dortmund and Madrid
12. Are hotels included in the registration fee and do you have recommendations on hotels?
No, hotels are not included in the registration fee and are for your own costs. Our preferred hotel is The Met Hotel which is where the seminar will be hosted.
You can find more information on advised hotels here.
13. Will there be food included during the seminar?
Yes, we will provide lunches, small bites & coffee or drinks breaks throughout both seminar days. On Thursday at the end of the seminar, there will be a 1 hour cocktail reception which is also included in the registration fee. After that, there is also an optional networking dinner. If you would like to join the networking dinner, please mark attending when registering yourself. The dinner is not included in the registration fee; an additional fee of 50 Euros will be asked.
14. How much is the registration fee for the seminar as a delegate?
Until Monday, 21 October 2019, you can take advantage of the early bird rate of €295 (excl. tax)/€356,95 (incl. tax). After October 21st, the registration costs are €345 (excl. tax)/€417,75 (incl. tax). If you are a student you can register for €145 (excl. tax)/€175,45 (incl. tax), please be aware that you will be required to provide a student ID at the registration desk.
15. How can I take part in the field trips?
After you are registered you can choose to register for the field trips. A separate email about this will be sent to you after registration. The field trips are included in the registration fee. You do not need to pay extra if you would like to join.
16. Child in the City on social media?
For more information and enquiries, please contact our event manager Marieke Bouman: