This Conference has a history of bringing together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The Conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society. Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience. The Conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in community. The Conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that ‘diversity is good’ to a much more nuanced account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalisation.
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia (See Proposal Types) addressing Diversity through one of the following themes:
|Identity and Belonging||Organizational Diversity|
|Education and Learning in a World of Differences||Community Diversity and Governance|
Proposal ideas that extend beyond these thematic areas will also be considered. For more information about the ideas and themes underlying this community, see Our Focus.
We also offer participation options for those individuals who cannot attend the conference. Authors who wish to submit an article for potential publication in the Diversity Collection may submit a Proposal for Article Submission, while all members of the knowledge community with an accepted proposal may submit an online presentation to the knowledge community YouTube channel.
In 2014 the Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations will be held in Vienna, Austria at the Vienna University of Economics and Business home to the Institute for Gender and Diversity in Organizations. This highly innovative research facility was sanctioned as a means to draw increased attention on factors of human diversity in traditional social structures, focusing on gender roles, ethnicity, class, religion, age, education, sexual orientation and alternative ways of life. Expertly addressing these top issues on the international academic and professional agenda, Vienna University of Economics and Business is a one-of-a-kind institution and amongst the most forward-thinking European organizations making it a landmark venue for our 2014 meeting.
To learn more about preparing and submitting your conference proposal, including guidelines, deadlines, and "how-to" information, go to Submitting Your Work: Conference Presentations.
To learn more about the conference, including speakers, session formats, venue, registration, and the like, stay in The Conference section of the website and use the navigation bar on the left to access desired information.