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Bern
6 - 8 July 2020

Conference theme:

Social Sustainability

 
Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs

Deadlines for stream and workshop proposals

 

Stream and workshop proposals should be submitted to the conference chair Thomas Köllen, contactable at thomas.koellen@iop.unibe.ch. These should reach him no later than November 30, 2019. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until this date, and there will be no subsequent extension of this deadline.

 

Deadlines for paper submissions

 

Submissions to the conference (i.e. to the streams) can be in the form of long abstracts (up to 1500 words), developmental papers (3000-5000 words, including references) or full papers (no length restrictions) by the deadline of 1 March 2020. All submissions will be subjected to peer review, organized by stream chairs.

The deadline for reviews will be April 10, 2020 (acceptance/rejection).

Best paper nominations, and submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by submitter) will take place on May 18, 2020.

The review process of the best papers by partner journals is completely under the complete supervision of the chief-editors of the relevant journals, and is independent from the conference dates.

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13th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference

6 - 8 July 2020

IOP, University of Bern, Switzerland

 

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Conference theme 2020:

Social Sustainability

 

Call for Papers

Deadline: March 1, 2020

The 13th International Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Conference (EDI) will take place on 6-8 July 2020 in Bern, Switzerland, and the call for submissions is now open. Thus far, we have 10 streams to which you may submit your papers, but more streams will be added during the course of November.

In response to many requests, we have extended the deadline for the submission of stream and workshop proposals until 30 November 2019. Proposals will be accepted on a rolling basis until this date, and there will be no subsequent extension of this deadline. Stream and workshop proposals should be submitted to the conference chair, Thomas Köllen, at thomas.koellen@iop.unibe.ch.

Submissions to the conference (i.e. to the streams) can be in the form of long abstracts (up to 1500 words), developmental papers (3000-5000 words, including references) or full papers (no length restrictions) by the deadline of 1 March 2020. Please process your registration and paper submission online via www.edi-conference.org. Your submissions should be adjusted to meet the formal standards of either the Journal “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion” or the “Journal of Business Ethics”.

Reflecting the multilingual nature of Switzerland, this year’s EDI conference includes three streams in the most widely-spoken official languages of the country: one in German, one in French, and one in Italian. These streams welcome papers written in the respective language on any issue related to equality, diversity, and inclusion. The sessions within each of these streams will then be organized around the thematic vicinities of the submissions.

Paper presentations at the conference will be a maximum of 20 minutes long, with 10 minutes for questions and discussion. If stream chairs are willing to allow different formats, they will notify you personally. Video projectors will be available in each conference room.

You will receive notification regarding acceptance or rejection of your submission by 10 April 2020 at the latest.

Best paper nominations, and the submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by the submitter), will take place on 18 May 2020.

The review process of the best papers by partner journals is wholly under the supervision of the chief editors of the relevant journals, and is therefore independent of the conference dates.

 

Call for Stream and Workshop Proposals
Deadline: November 30, 2019

The EDI Conference is pleased to welcome a wide range of streams and workshops about the complex relationships between equality, diversity, and inclusion, from different theoretical, empirical, and methodological angles, as well as across various trans/inter/national and disciplinary contexts.

In 2020, we would like to draw particular attention to the concept of social sustainability. Besides its social dimension, sustainability also embraces ecological and economic dimensions. Different assumptions about the relative importance of each dimension, their interrelatedness, and adequate indicators for monitoring them, continue to make sustainability a lively discursive field. According to the Brundtland definition, “sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without comprising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (WCED, 1987, 2.1). The human needs addressed by the social dimension of sustainability include, amongst others, the need for a decent quality of life and social participation, as well as the need for intra-generational, inter-generational and inter-national (social) justice.

Against this backdrop, we encourage stream proposals and workshop proposals that examine issues of equality, diversity and inclusion, from a standpoint of social sustainability. Proposals can focus on single facets of EDI and/or social sustainability, as well as on broader concepts.

The focus on social sustainability presented here is, however, in no way intended to impose limits on stream themes and approaches. You are invited to submit stream and workshop proposals that adhere to the theme of this particular conference, but also proposals outside this theme, within the broad remit of the EDI conference. Aside from organizational perspectives on workplace-related questions, we welcome proposals on equality, diversity and inclusion-related issues within communities, cities, regions, nations, and societies.

Streams are envisaged as following a traditional academic format, whereas workshops are open to more unconventional and informal procedures.

Stream chairs and workshop chairs will receive a reduction of 50% on the conference fees. Each stream or workshop may have up to three chairs.

There will be a doctoral colloquium parallel to the conference. Information on deadlines and modes of submission are available on the EDI website, or see below.

 

Publication partnerships of EDI 2020 Bern conference

Associated with this conference are European Management Review; Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: An International Journal, and The European Journal of Industrial Relations. Outstanding, pre-selected papers for the conference will be submitted to these journals, which will then process them, according to their usual standards.

We are also pleased to advise stream organizers that two series of books are also associated with the conference, “Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Work” (an ongoing book series from Emerald), edited by Mustafa Özbilgin, and “Diversity and Inclusion Research” (a new book series from Springer), edited by Thomas Köllen. Relevant stream proposals will be eligible for these book series, subject to acceptance by the respective editors, both of whom will attend the conference.