The 2011 IBDS Conference was held in partnership with Manchester Metropolitan University, as a joint conference of Graphic Novels, Bande Dessinées and Comics. It was a varied conference, with panels on subjects such as space and time in comics, comics and gender, architecture and Francophone Africa.
Speakers  on bande dessinée included:

  • Edmond Badouin
  • Laurence Grove
  • Catriona MacLeod
  • Ann Miller