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City, University of London
10 - 11 July 2023

Conference theme:

Dis(ability)

 

Publication partnerships of EDI 2023 City, University of London

Associated with this conference are European Management Review; Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: An International Journal. 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, “International Perspectives on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion” (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.

Deadlines of stream proposals and workshops

Stream and workshop proposals should be submitted to the conference chairs to p.iosifidis@city.ac.uk and

mustafa.ozbilgin@brunel.ac.uk. These should reach them no later than February, 15, 2023.

Decisions regarding streams/workshops and the launch of the call for papers will take place by 20 February 2023.

Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs

Submissions to the conference may be in the form of long abstracts (5 pages minimum; length to be specified by stream and workshop chairs), as well as full papers, by the deadline of March 15, 2023. All submissions will be subjected to peer review, organized by stream chairs, with two referees for each paper. The deadline for feedback to authors about paper acceptance or rejection is 30 April 2023.

 

Each stream chair is also requested to submit a nomination for the best paper in their stream to p.iosifidis@city.ac.uk  and

mustafa.ozbilgin@brunel.ac.uk

 

Conference organisers and stream chairs have no influence on the review process of best papers submitted to partner journals. Publication decisions are made solely by the chief editor of the relevant journal and follow the journal’s review guidelines.

 

Conference organisers and stream chairs have no influence on the review process of best papers submitted to partner journals. Publication decisions are made solely by the chief editor of the relevant journal and follow the journal’s review guidelines.

City, University of London 10 - 11 July 2023

Conference Theme: Dis(ability)

 

The EDI Conference is pleased to welcome a wide range of 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.

 

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.