This biannual conference began with a meeting of 200 participants at the European Centre for Children’s Products, Faculty of Business Administration, and University of Poitiers, France in 2004. Further successful conferences were held at The Copenhagen Business School, the Norwegian Centre for Child Research, The Department of Child Studies at Linköping University in Sweden and the Department of Communication, Behavior and Consumption at IULM University of Milan.
The 2014 theme, Being, Becoming and Belonging, is based on the argument that children and young people are human beings as well as human becomings. This means that academics, practitioners and policy makers need to understand the current lived experience of children and young people as well as their development and potential.
Keynote speakers include:
- Gary Cross, Penn State University
- Agnes Nairn, EM Lyon Business School
- Patti Valkenburg, University of Amsterdam
- Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics