DePOT’s annual conference connects scholars and students studying deindustrialization across the project’s region of study and beyond. The conference themes follow DePOT’s research initiatives and the locations change every year to reflect DePOT’s area of study and breadth of partners.

The conference is preceded by the DePOT Summer Institute and Project Assembly, for affiliates of the project.

Next conference: Gender, Family, and Deindustrialization in Glasgow, Scotland

The final program is now available! 

Register for the conference here.

More information coming soon. If you have any questions about DePOT’s conferences, please email 

Past conferences 


“The Politics of Industrial Closure,” Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 23-24, 2023


“Transnationalizing Deindustrialization Studies,” August 17-20 in Ruhr, Germany