10 - 11 July 2023
Publication partnerships of EDI 2023 City, University of London
Deadlines of stream proposals and workshops
Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs
16th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference (EDI)
City, University of London 10 - 11 July 2023
Call for Papers
ONLINE SUBMISSION extended to: Sunday 30 April 2023
DECISIONS: Friday 12 May 2023
Conference Theme: Dis(ability)
The EDI Conference is pleased to welcome a wide range of 18 streams 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 2023, we would like to draw particular attention to the concept of Dis(ability), as an estimated 1.3 billion people – or 1 in 6 people worldwide - experience significant disability (WHO, 2 Dec 2022)i. Do societies ‘see the ability’ or ‘a different ability’ among the disabled community? Are people with disabilities treated equally with the rest of the population? Have societies acknowledged that being disabled is OK so that people with disabilities can have equality, accommodations can be made, and the unemployment rate for people with disabilities can drop? In its December 2022 report, the WHO provides a gloomy picture and argues that people with disabilities still face barriers including stigma, discrimination, exclusion from education and employment, etc.
The objectives of this call are to:
- Determine if disability today is considered as part of being human and whether it is integral to the human experience.
- Promote the assembly, exchange and dissemination of good practice for the promotion and protection of the rights of persons with disabilities.
- Assess the treatment and the opportunities for active inclusion and full participation of the disabled community in different parts of the world.
- Check if people with disabilities can take advantage of new technologies and tools in the digital and information society, e.g., through the assistive technology service delivery.
We invite academic streams and workshops which make empirical, theoretical or methodological contributions, to be presented in academic streams, as well as experiences of policy makers and practitioners, which can be presented in workshops or round table discussions
Streams are envisaged as following a traditional academic format, whereas workshops are open to more unconventional and informal procedures.
All submissions to the EDI conference are original pieces which have not been published in books or journals, or a paper presented in a past conference, not published elsewhere, and seeking additional comments prior to journal submission. Proceedings of all accepted papers will be published on a memory drive, which will be distributed to delegates on the first day of the conference. Unless authors express a written objection to publishing their papers, we will consider the submission of papers as consent for publication in this electronic form.
You need to register online before you can submit a paper or contribution to a workshop. https://www.edi-conference.org/user_details.php?join=join
Indicative framework for the processing of papers
Papers/ abstracts online submission: Monday April 24, 2023. Papers will be subjected to peer review with at least two referees for each paper.
Final acceptance decision, best paper nominations and submission of best papers to the relevant associated journal (as agreed by submitter): Friday 12 May, 2023. The review process of the best papers by partner journals remains under the complete supervision of the respective journals’ chief-editors and is independent from the conference dates.
If you are a doctoral student, who is currently working on a thesis on any aspect of equality, diversity and inclusion at work, this is a good place for your presentation. The purpose of the doctoral colloquium is to encourage doctoral students to present their work in a constructive environment and share their experiences of doing research in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion at work. The colloquium will be open to students at any level of study. The sessions will be open to all participants of the conference and plenty of feedback will be provided.
The papers should reflect your doctoral projects. We would encourage you to write papers which summarise your doctoral project in terms of: 1) key literature (main paradigms, conceptual frames, issues and theoretical argument); 2) methodological; 3) preliminary findings and 4) the original contribution (expected or real) of the thesis.
The doctoral colloquium is under the supervision of a colleague. You are invited to forward an abstract of your paper of 250 to 300 words (excluding references) to Stream 8 no later than Monday 24 April, 2023.
If selected, you will be invited to present your doctoral research, in a session lasting no longer than 20 minutes, including questions and answers. Selected papers and abstracts will be presented in the conference web site.