EPIC is the premier international gathering on the current and future practice of ethnography in the business world.
EPIC 2012 is over, but not forgotten. You can still access our video archive! If you've never been to EPIC, you can get a sense here what the conference is all about. If you were there with us in Savannah last fall, you can check out the sessions you may have missed. Either way, we're overjoyed to provide this resource to you this year. Happy viewing!
Last year saw the launch of our new podcast program thanks to the generous support of SapientNitro. Podcasts offer a new way for EPIC to live beyond the conference. In this, our second year, nearly all speakers including one keynote are available as podcasts. Links are embedded in the page for each paper, and in paper session views. Or just go to the podcasts page and download them all to your iPod for your morning commute or when you hit the road for your day's run. And if your colleagues need any convincing, send them a link of your favorite podcast... next year ... London!
Good morning everyone, and welcome to EPIC! Here is a one-pager schedule and map (PDF download) for quick reference for you to use to find your way around Savannah today, Monday, October 15th. This morning, there is an information station in the lobby of the Andaz hotel, and Registration will be at the Lucas Theatre.
Mon, 2012-10-15 6:45
We are pleased to offer, for the first time, a free livestream of our main stage sessions at EPIC 2012. We will begin streaming live at 9 AM EST, October 14th. Thank you to SCAD for making this possible.
Mon, 2012-10-15 6:45
Great news: EPIC 2012 has finally arrived! For your reading pleasure during your travel to Savannah we offer you a downloadable PDF of the conference Proceedings! See you in Savannah!
Thu, 2012-10-11 3:15
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Welcome to EPIC 2012: Renewal
Welcome to our site for EPIC 2012. The theme of this year's conference, our 8th annual gathering, is Renewal. In our current period of economic, political and social turmoil, we felt it important to take time to reflect on the context that we are working in, and to ask how that context may (or ought?) to shape our work. Are we agents of renewal? Are we ourselves renewed?
Savannah College of Art and Design [SCAD], our host for this year's gathering, provides an ideal backdrop for these reflections. SCAD has long contributed to the renewal of Savannah, a gracious southern city that exemplifies the dynamic and sometimes uneasy relationship between change, stability and stasis.
Our hope is that this theme plays out both on stage and off; in the hallway conversations, the Q&A and out in the city itself. We hope that this context of renewal will encourage attendees to reflect on their own contribution to the field of applied ethnography and on the role of EPIC in pushing our community forward.
- Emily Pilloton will be providing our opening keynote, Tell Them I Built This: A Story Of Community Transformation Through Design, Youth, And Education on Monday at 9:30 am.
- Philip Delves Broughton will be closing our conference with his talk, Cracking The Marketplace Of Ideas, on Wednesday at 10:45 am.