The 2014 conference was the fifth annual WISERD conference, and followed on from four successful conferences, held in the Universities of Cardiff, Swansea, Bangor and South Wales.  Bringing practitioners, policy makers and social scientists together, WISERD conferences have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar.

Keynotes speakers included: Professor Bob Jessop, Lancaster University and Professor Karel Williams, Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, University of Manchester.