Staffordshire University’s Institute for Environment, Sustainability and Regeneration is set to host a Creative Industries and Creative Communities conference in the city of Stoke-on-Trent (November 2009, £119 + VAT). The organisers are currently calling for papers on:   ‘Promoting the creative industries sector, which policies work?’ ; ‘Attracting, training, and supporting creative workers’; and ‘Fostering cultural creativity within creative communities’.