Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2018
Acceptance of Proposals: Monday, December 3, 2018
This year’s conference theme is Border Crossing
San Diego is indeed a beautiful place. It is where the first IABS conference was held 30 years ago and many see the city as a gateway to beaches, bays, craft beer, and relaxation. However, San Diego is also seen as a barrier to the United States by many seeking refuge. Just seventeen miles north of the border with Mexico, San Diego and the surrounding areas must balance cultural and political differences; something that is becoming increasingly challenging. The conference theme for 2019 is “Border Crossing” and is an opportunity to reflect broadly on how and where our research does (or does not) involve crossing visible and invisible borders. Possible topics can include but are certainly not limited to:
- Human Rights
- The role of business in the migration/refugee crisis
- Migration policies and practices (in the U.S. and around the world)
- Migrant worker rights
- Impacts of changing trade policies on business
- The unique stakeholders of border towns
- Access to education for those without documentation
- Pedagogies that embrace diversity
- Cross-disciplinary work that utilizes fields not typically associated with B&S work: marketing, political science, sociology, etc.
Proposals are invited for the following session types:
- Pitch sessions: Allow you to engage in discussion with others about a research idea that you are just starting to explore. [NO AV in these sessions]
- Discussions: Author(s) share an idea that is in the early to middle stages of development but is not yet paper-ready. [NO AV in these sessions]
- Papers: Topics related to business & society using a variety of research paradigms.
- Symposia: Can focus on a particular area of business and society research or on a specific teaching-related topic.
- Workshops: Working meetings that focus on a specific research or teaching challenge.
- Innovative sessions: Activities/experiential exercises that facilitate reflection on the conference theme.
The conference can’t happen without our amazing members and attendees! Please consider joining us, submitting proposals, and signing up to review. Rooms have been blocked at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar; a boutique hotel with a complimentary happy hour in the lobby every evening located at the entrance to the iconic Gaslamp Quarter of downtown San Diego. You will be close to a variety of restaurants and bars and a quick ride to the beaches and world-famous San Diego Zoo.
Please contact the conference chair, Tara Salinas (University of San Diego) at email@example.com
with any questions.
Our conference provides a forum for scholarly work in various stages of development. It also contributes to establishing an innovative learning community. We invite you to submit the following proposal types: