Draft Agenda

Day One: Monday 13th July

10am: Welcome

10.20: The Parties, Part I:
Part One:
 Reflections on the Campaign: speakers include Greg Cook (Labour),Olly Grender (LibDems), Gawain Towler (UKIP)
Part Two: Perspectives on the Conservative Victory

11.50am: Break

12.00: The Parties, Part II: The Voters
Geoffrey Evans, Ed Fieldhouse and Jane Green (British Election Study)

1-2pm: Lunch

2pm: News Coverage, Part I: An Overview
Loughborough Communications Research Centre

2.45pm: News Coverage, Part II: The Journalists
Michael Crick (Channel 4 News)
Jane Martinson (Guardian)
Joe Murphy (Lobby Chair/Evening Standard)

4.00pm: Break
Post- tea session chaired by Jo Coburn, BBC

4.15 pm: Changing Media, Changing Politics
Adam Baxter (Ofcom): Major Parties: The New Landscape
Joanna Geary (Twitter)

5pm: The Debates
Stephen Coleman (Univ of Leeds)
Claire Emes (Ipsos MORI): The view from the living room
Ric Bailey (BBC) and Michael Jermey (ITV): The broadcasters’ view
Panel discussion and Q & A

6.30-7.30pm Reception: Introduced by MORI founder Sir Robert Worcester, co-editor of the first Political Communications book in 1979

 Drinks reception sponsored by Ipsos MORI

Day Two: Tuesday 14th July

10.30: Social Media
Dan Jackson and Darren Lilleker (Bournemouth University)
Mike Smithson (
Martin Moore (Media Standards Trust)

12.00: Advertising
Jeremy Sinclair (Founding Director, M&C Saatchi)

1.00: Lunch

2.00: The Polls, Part 1: The Campaign
Mark Diffley (Ipsos MORI)
Damian Lyons Lowe (Survation)
Constituency polls: Tom Mludzinski (ComRes)

3.00: The Polls, Part 2: The BPC/MRS Inquiry
Chair: Nick Moon, GfK NOP

Followed by Q & A with the Pollsters

4.00pm: Tea/Coffee

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