3rd International Workshop on Safety-II in Practice

Edinburgh, Scotland, June 11-12, 2020

You can register here - but do read this call first

Workshop is by now nearly full, only a handful of places remain. When the maximum (60 participants) has been reached, further registrations will be put on a waiting list (but see "Workshop Philosophy" below).

We are happy to announce that the third International Workshop on Safety-II in Practise will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on June 11-12, 2020. The Workshop is organised by FRAMsynt.

The workshop will begin with an optional half-day tutorial by Erik Hollnagel on Safety-II in Practice on June 10, and continue with two full days of discussions and presentations on June 11 & 12.

    Aim of the workshop

    The aim of the workshop is to share experiences from how Safety-II has been used by various industries and in various practices. The workshop will give the participants an opportunity to present and discuss the lessons learned – good as well as bad, practical as well as methodological. The workshop will be a unique opportunity for safety professionals and researchers to interact with like-minded colleagues, to debate the strengths and weaknesses of Safety-II, and to share ideas for further developments.

    The workshop is open to everyone regardless of their level of experience with Safety-II. (For newcomers it may be a good idea to attend the tutorial on June 10.) It will address the use of Safety-II in a variety of fields and for purposes ranging from investigations, performance analyses, organisational management and development, individual and organisational learning, and resilience. The workshop will provide a unique opportunity to

    • Discuss and exchange experiences on how a Safety-II perspective can be used to analyse and manage complex socio-technical systems.
    • Receive feedback on and support for your own Safety-II projects.
    • Learn about the latest developments and application areas of Safety-II.
    • Develop a perspective on the long-term potential of Safety-II.

            You can contribute actively to the workshop by submitting proposals for:

            • Topics or themes for panel discussions (preferably with a presentation or introduction, but open suggestions of themes are also welcome).
            • Presentations of ongoing or already completed work in industry and/or academia.
            • Ideas that you would like to get a second opinion on.
            • Questions or issues that you have been wondering about and would like to hear more about.
            • The relevance of a Safety-II perspective for individual and organisational learning.
            • The strategic management of Safety-II: how to introduce changes to routines and daily practice.

            For each type of proposal, please provide a short abstract (about 100 – 200 words, but even less if need be) with a summary of what you would like to present or discuss and how - or whether - you want to be involved. All proposals will be reviewed and comments to the submitters will be provided.

            Please submit your abstract or suggestions to: WRKSHP2020@safetysynthesis.com.

            Important dates

            Registration opens

            January 14, 2020

            Deadline for abstracts/suggested topics

            March 21, 2020

            Review of abstracts and proposals

            Notice to authors

            April 18, 2020

            Deadline for registration (unless maximum number of participants already has been reached)

            May 01, 2020

            Deadline for payment (Registration is only effective when payment has been received.)

            May 11, 2020

            Deadline for papers

            May 15, 2020

            Registration and registration fees

            You can register at the workshop HERE. The registration site will be active from January 14, 2020.

            The registration fee for the workshop is £240.00 (£200.00 plus VAT). This includes participation in the workshop on June 11 & 12, coffee breaks and lunches.

            The fee for the tutorial on June 10 is £54.00 (£45.00 plus VAT).

            On the evening of June 11 there is the option to join a dinner for the workshop participants. The additional fee for the dinner is (tentatively) £40.00.

            Registration only becomes effective upon receipt of the registration fee. Registration and payment will be handled by EventBrite, the link is provided above.

            Venue and accommodation

            The workshop will be held at Surgeons Quarter in Edinburgh.

            A number of rooms have been reserved at the four star Ten Hill Place Hotel, which is part of Surgeons Quarter. The rooms will be held until 8 weeks before the workshop. Guests should make reservations by contacting reservations on 0131 6622080 and quoting block reference SURG100619. Requests after the cut-off date are subject to availability and rate.

            Check in from 14.30 hours and check out by 12 noon. You can email the reservations team at reservations@tenhillplace.com.

            Beyond that Edinburgh has multiple possibilities for accommodation ranging from the mere convenient to the luxurious. Information about accommodation will be provided in due time.

            Workshop Philosophy

            The guiding principle for the workshop is “extended discussions interrupted by short presentations”. In order to achieve this, the number of participants will be limited to 60 – first come, first served. Once the maximum has been reached, later registrations will be put on a waiting list. A limited number of places will, however, be reserved for people who contribute actively by submitting a proposal, cf., above.

            Practical information

            Information about the workshop will be posted on this website

                  We look forward to see you in Edinburgh.

                (c) Erik Hollnagel, 2020