Beyond Balance, London, 27 June 2016

BEYOND BALANCE: How digital technologies are affecting our work, our homes, and everything in between

27 June 2016, Savoy Place London

You can see the audio, video, presentations and the full timetable here, and you can download the full programme at the bottom of this page.

This event was co-hosted by Communications & IT Policy panels of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) at their newly refurbished headquarters in Savoy Place, WC2R 0BL.

Digital and mobile technologies are changing how we work, rest and play. The Balance Network works to facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to research and practice relating to Work-Life Balance in the Digital Age. We do this through our events, monthly bulletin, and funding for member-led activities. Beyond Balance, brought together a range of voices to explore what ‘work-life balance’ means for us in the 21st century. 

Join us for an enjoyable day of new conversations, and inspirations.

  • Open to researchers, postgraduate students, businesses, technology developers, policymakers, HR professionals, flexible workers, entrepreneurs and the media
  • Keynotes: Claire Fox (Save the Children International) and Oliver Burkeman (Guardian)
  • Hear about the latest research from contributors across 16 UK universities: full timetable here 
  • Sessions on: Mobile technologies & business travellers; E-resilience: what’s the solution?; Material desires: design & WLB; How to life-swap with personal data; WLB, digital technologies and energy demand; Reconceptualising work-life boundaries; Crowdsourcing: prolonging working life; Going ‘off-grid’: connectivity during leisure travel.
  • Sessions are outputs of Balance Network activities running between November 2015–April 2016
  • Interactive sessions include digital data collection and design workshop
  • Find out about Balance Network legacy funding of up to £2.5k


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