Conferences

The success of Facta Ficta Research Centre has been due to our approach that favours exchanging ideas to achieve new research outcomes — with particular focus on promoting the open access to knowledge. Therefore, we organise and run nationwide but also international congresses, conferences and scientific symposia during which the Research Centre works as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration. The main priority is to maintain the highest level of academic debate with opening up to much greater co-operation with scientific communities — scholars of nationwide and international renown, PhD and undergraduate students as well as non-academic enthusiasts.

Details: Conference Archive · Conference Materials · Conference Fees ·Information on Conferences (Mailing List) · Conference Regulations

Conference archive

Cooperating with various universities and cultural institutions in Kraków and Katowice, Facta Ficta Research Centre has already organised or participated in organisation 14 nationwide and 4 international conferences so far.

Conferences in: 2015 · 2016 · 2017 · Polish (nationwide)

International Conferences in 2015

  1. 2. Annual Symposium „His Master’s Voice.
    Utopias & Dystopias in Audiovisual Culture”

    The Pusłowski Palace in Kraków, 23rd-25th March 2015

    Number of delegates with presentations: 33
    Number of academic institutions delegating participants: 15

International Conferences in 2016

  1. International Conference
    „Fictional Maps”

    Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library in Katowice
    21st-23rd January 2016

    Number of delegates with presentations: 25
    Number of academic institutions delegating participants: 19

  2. 1st Annual Conference
    „50 Shades of Popular Culture”

    Royal Arsenal in Kraków
    18th-21st February 2016

    Number of delegates with presentations: 82
    Number of academic institutions delegating participants: 34

  3. 3rd Annual Symposium „His Master’s Voice”
    More After More. Utopias & Dystopias 1516-2016″

    Villa Decius in Kraków
    10th-13th March 2016

    Number of delegates with presentations: 49
    Number of academic institutions delegating participants: 30

  4. International Conference
    „Expanding Universes. Exploring Transmedial & Transfictional Ways of World-building”

    Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
    23-25 September 2016

    Number of delegates with presentations: 50
    Number of academic institutions delegating participants: 43

International Conferences in 2017

  1. 2nd International Conference
    „50 Shades of Popular Culture”

    Faculty of Polish Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
    20-23 February 2017

    Number of delegates with presentations: 55
    Number of academic institutions delegating participants: 22

Financing

Facta Ficta Research Centre undertakes ‘paid public-benefit work’ and it is not a business enterprise. Members of the Board are not engaged in an employment contract and are not paid a salary. As a result, the Research Centre accounts every conference and publishing project individually, not reaping any profit or financing its own initiatives from  conference funds. Therefore, conference fees credited to the Research Centre stand for:

  • event organisation costs (including venue renting costs if necessary);
  • design and preparation of unique promotional (internet websites, posters, professional arts in social media) and conference materials (files, programmes, badges, ebooks of abstracts; also bags, notebooks, pencils and other gadgets in case of larger events);
  • catering (coffee breaks and wine receptions in case of larger events);
  • publication costs (including remuneration of reviewers, typesetters, editors, proofreaders, etc.);
  • other costs (e.g. keynote speakers’ travel and accommodation expenses during);

The amount of conference fee depends on various factors and it is always tailored to meet prestige and character every single conference. As the Research Centre does not organise closed or dedicated to a particular group conferences (e.g. conferences for doctoral and undergraduate students or closed scientific ones), it is impossible to give an average fee amount. Therefore, the Research Centre has decided that during each conference organised or co-organised by Facta Ficta, it is possible to award two grants which exempt speakers from conference payment. The grants are for learners, unemployed or persons for whom the amount of conference fee would be an obstacle to take part in a conference. A grant awarding decision is based on one’s scientific achievements (minimum 3 articles in renowned scholarly journals or a monograph which topics match the conference scope) and their relevance to the theme of a particular event. The grant is not awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

Mailing list

Attendees and guests of all events organised or co-organised by the Research Centre are put on the mailing list by which they are informed of upcoming conferences, lectures and publications signed by Facta Ficta Research Centre. Should you like your e-mail be added or removed from the mailing list, please contact us at contact@factaficta.org, or use the form below.

Conference regulations

Conference regulations apply to all projects organised or co-organised by Facta Ficta Research Centre. Regulations are based on Appendix to Foundation Board Resolution No. FF/UchZ/2015/1a from 4th April 2015.

Agenda

  1. Each paper should be 20-minutes long.
  2. 10-minutes discussions are planned after each presentation (the only exception are roundtable sessions, keynote lectures, and workshops).
  3. Speakers should ensure that they do not exceed the time limit; if so, a time for discussion will be reduced.
  4. If a speakers exceeds 30 minutes, a presentation shall be interrupted by a conference chair.
  5. Audience and attendees are to speak only during discussion time.

Payment

  1. Registration fee (called also conference fee) is required to receipt conference materials (printed programme, file, confirmation and badge) and to participate in coffee breaks.
  2. Even in the event of resignation, registration fee is non-returnable after payment.
  3. Complimentary registration does not entitle to receipt conference materials or to participate in coffee breaks, without the individually express permission of the conference organisers.
  4. Only invited keynote speakers and Facta Ficta Research Centre Grant winners are exempted from conference fee.
  5. Members of the Board of Trustees and Organisers willing to participate in a conference shall be subject to payment of the same conference fee as other speakers.

Publications

  1. The payment of the conference fee does not guarantee neither the publication of the submitted material nor its positive review.
  2. Books published by Facta Ficta Research Centre are not conference or post-conference publications but peer reviewed monographs.
  3. Submitted publications are reviewed under a peer, double-blind review process.
  4. All Facta Ficta Research Centre publications are available online in an open-access format. Sending manuscripts for monographs published by Facta Ficta Research Centre states that the author accepts the open access policy and submits the paper under CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
  5. All Facta Ficta Research Centre publications are deposited in the Centre for Open Science Repository.

 — translation of the Appendix to Foundation Board Resolution No. FF/UchZ/2015/1a