6 - 8 July 2020
Indicative framework for the processing of papers by stream chairs
The conference chair of this year’s conference is Thomas Köllen. He is contactable at
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 April 2020. All submissions will be subjected to peer review, organized by stream chairs.
The authors will be informed about the acceptance or rejection of their submission on April 10, 2020 (or April 30, if the paper has been submitted after 1 March), at the very latest.
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.
13th Equality, Diversity and Inclusion International Conference
6 - 8 July 2020
IOP, University of Bern, Switzerland
Also, The Journal Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion will sponsor the best paper award for the 2020 EDI Conference in Bern for USD 200 plus Emerald books
Conference theme 2020:
Extended Deadline for Submissions: 1 April 2020
Call for Papers
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. We will have nineteen engrossing and varied streams and seven workshops
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.
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.