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Symposium on Audience Research

Date: Thursday 14 September 2017
Location: School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds

Event information

The International Network for Audience Research in the Performing Arts held a symposium in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds on Thursday 14th September 2017. The symposium comprised of keynote speeches from Professor Lynne Conner (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and Alan Brown (Principal, WolfBrown) and featured academic and practitioner papers as well as panels and other interactive sessions which illustrated audience research methods in use.

The overarching theme of the event was Innovative methods of researching audiences. Time was dedicated to discussing emerging methods and the impact that approaches from disciplines beyond the arts and humanities can have on audience research.

To see photos from the day  (Photos by Simon and Simon Photography)

To see recordings and transcripts from the day


  • Opening keynote – Alan Brown: Audience research gone wild
  • Closing keynote – Lynne Conner: Getting to a culture of arts talk: a call to arms

Invited speakers and papers