Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, University of Toronto—Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada
Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations, University of Toronto—Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada

Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations

  • 2017 Special Focus: Urban Diversity and Economic Growth
  • 26–28 July 2017
  • University of Toronto—Chestnut Conference Centre, Toronto, Canada

At a Glance...

3

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

220+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations.

35

Countries represented.

2017 Special Theme: Urban Diversity and Economic Growth

Urban spaces are uniquely, and intensely, diverse. In many ways, urban spaces provide an incubator for the safe acceptance of new kinds of diversities. What is the potential for the urban context to teach about action? How do urban spaces navigate the traditional categories of diversity in ways that are also open to new kinds of diversities? How can these diversities become productive for economic growth--not simply for the bottom line of cities but to able to invest in the social infrastructures that can nurture diverse identities and populations--and for the future of alternative diversities?

Plenary Speakers

The Seventeenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Neha Bhargava

Neha Bhargava

Project Manager, CivicAction, Toronto, Canada

“Youthful Solutions to Hiring and Retention”

Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman

Chief Diversity Officer and Special Assistant to the President, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA

"Inclusion and Belonging: Innovating Our Collective Futures"

Doina Oncel

Doina Oncel

Founder and CEO, hEr VOLUTION, Canada

"Excuse Me, Can I Disrupt?"

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2017 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Francesca Dansereau

Francesca Dansereau

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Marilena Liguori

Marilena Liguori

HEC Montreal, Montreal, Canada

Elizabeth Watters

Elizabeth Watters

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Gabrielle Rind

Gabrielle Rind

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA

Dawit Rumicha

Dawit Rumicha

Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, USA

Amanda Saxe

Amanda Saxe

McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Kelli Selwyn

Kelli Selwyn

University of Florida, Gainesville, USA

Trishna Gajjar

Trishna Gajjar

University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA

Reshma Prashad

Reshma Prashad

York University, Toronto, Canada

Alexander Yuriev

Alexander Yuriev

Laval University, Quebec City, Canada

Charles Gyan

Charles Gyan

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Canada

Timo Schreiner

Timo Schreiner

Universität Gießen, Giessen, Germany

Virtual Presentations

​Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

​Lightning Talks

Lightning Talks are 5-minute “flash” video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.