Reimagining the Scholarly Conference

To support the range of options, and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways, or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. The choice to participate virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We seek to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development.
We also want to be ready for the possibility of place-based postponement due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead, and your registration will allow you to join the conference in person in a later year.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Themes and Special Foucs

Founded in 2000, the Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations Research Network is brought together by a shared interest in human differences and diversity, and their varied manifestations in organizations, communities, and nations. We aim to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. Our aim is to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries

The Twenty-first International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations features research addressing the following annual themes and special focus:

  • 2021 Special Focus—Economic Resilience and Sustainable Development in Times of Crisis: Pathways to Education, Inclusion, Action
  • Theme 1: Identity and Belonging
  • Theme 2: Education and Learning in Worlds of Differences
  • Theme 3: Organizational Diversity
  • Theme 4: Community Diversity and Governance

Research Network Chair

Eugenia Arvanitis

Eugenia Arvanitis

Assistant Professor of Interculturality & Diversity in Education, University of Patras, Patras, Greece

Conference Chairs

Liza Chong

Liza Chong

Senior Lecturer; Program Director, Human Resource Management, Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics, University of Curaçao, Willemstad, Curaçao

Dr. Francis de Lanoy

Dr. Francis de Lanoy

Vice-President of Universities Caribbean and Rector Magnificus of the University of Curacao

Conference Partner

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