The full programme is available to download here:  DETAILED PROGRAMME
The abstract booklet is also available here: Abstract booklet

There may be one or two changes over the coming week so we will provide a copy in your registration pack but I hope you agree that we have the basis for a very enjoyable few days.


Full Paper Deadline now MIDDAY on FRIDAY 3rd JUNE

Please submit to  For those not submitting full papers, just bring your presentations on a USB.

Wednesday 15th June

13.00 – 16.30    NARTI research training workshop, Lincoln Business School

18.00 – 22.00     Social Entrepreneurship presentations and dinner, Hill Holt Wood

                        Paul Benneworth, University of Twente, The Netherlands

                        Nigel and Karen Lowthrop, Founders of Hill Holt Wood


Thursday 16th June  (all events in “the Junxion” building, central Lincoln)

09.00 – 11.00     Registration will take place in the lobby of the Junxion

09.30 – 10.30     Opening welcomes and plenary session

“Opportunities and challenges in rural entrepreneurship”

Guest Speaker: Peter Couchman, CEO of The Plunkett Foundation

10.30 – 11.00     Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30     Parallel track sessions

12.30 – 13.15     Lunch

13.15 – 14.45     Parallel track session

15.00 – 17.30     Cultural Interlude (details to follow)

18.30 – 22.00     CONFERENCE DINNER.  Minerva Building, University of Lincoln


 Friday 17th June

09.15 – 10.30     Parallel track sessions (Junxion)

10.30 – 11.45     Global café session on rural data (Junxion)

11.50 – 12.50     Final Track sessions (Junxion)

13.00 – 15.00     Lincolnshire food and drink showcase with local producers (Minerva building) incorporating 2 closing keynote presentations:

“Collaboration in the Microbrewery sector – women do it best!” Victoria Ellis and Agnieszka Rydzik

“Local food networks – University and business collaboration” Martin Hingley and Gillian Richardson

15.00 – 16.00     Lincolnshire Business and Stakeholder group workshop “Developing entrepreneurial opportunities for Lincolnshire”

Geoff Whittam, David Charles

16.00                CLOSE