As you might expect, we take the implications of COVID-19 very seriously. We are in daily contact with authorities and partners in our ongoing efforts to assess the situation and provide a safe environment for conference attendees. Our decision making is being done in the context of evolving global and local conditions.

Conference Updates

While the place-based component may be postponed, virtual participation will continue as planned. Our working principle is that research and professional work must continue. In parallel to the concerns for the well-being of our Research Network members, we want to offer a sense of hope as well as a way to connect.

Last Updated: 30 July 2020***

March 2020

International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society

April 2020

International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

  • Placed Based Status -- UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada (8–9 April 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 16 April 2020

International Conference on e-Learning & Innovative Pedagogies

International Conference on Religion & Spirituality in Society

  • Placed Based Status -- University of Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain (3-4 June 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 30 April 2020
May 2020

International Conference on the Constructed Environment

  • Placed Based Status -- University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada (12–14 May 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 13 May 2020

International Conference on Knowledge, Culture & Change in Organizations

  • Placed Based Status -- University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (15–16 January 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 27 May 2020
June 2020

Global Studies Conference

  • Placed Based Status -- Concordia University, Montreal, Canada (5–6 June 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 4 June 2020

International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations

International Conference on the Arts in Society

International Conference on Sport & Society

  • Placed Based Status -- University of Granada, Granada, Spain (24–25 June 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 18 June 2020

International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies

  • Placed Based Status -- University of Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia (27–28 May 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 18 June 2020
July 2020

International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities

Information, Medium & Society: International Conference on Publishing Studies

International Conference on Learning

International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences

September 2020

International Conference on Health, Wellness, & Society

  • Placed Based Status -- Sorbonne Université, Paris, France (2–3 September 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 3-4 September 2020

International Conference on the Inclusive Museum

  • Placed Based Status -- Museum of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (8-10 September 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 3-5 September 2020

International Conference on The Image

Aging & Social Change: Interdisciplinary Conference

  • Placed Based Status -- UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada (23-24 September 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 24-25 September 2020
October 2020

International Conference on Communication & Media Studies

  • Placed Based Status -- University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada (7-8 October 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 1-2 October 2020

International Conference on Food Studies

  • Placed Based Status -- Aarhus University, Copenhagen, Denmark (28–30 October 2021)
  • Virtual Conference -- 17-18 October 2020

Coming Soon ...

Our development team at the Common Ground Media Lab is also working tirelessly on the roll-out of a more robust Virtual Participation experience. Alongside our longstanding innovative work in digital pedagogy and content delivery in the CGScholar social knowledge platform, we have accelerated ongoing work to extend our virtual conference offerings. Stay tuned!

Mission Statement

As a not-for-profit, we are fundamentally guided by our mission: to support the building of better societies and informed citizenries through rigorous and inclusive social knowledge practices, offering in-person and online scholarly communication spaces.

The power and resilience of these ideas are that they are presented and tested in a shared space where differences can meet and safely connect—differences of perspective, experience, knowledge base, methodology, geographical or cultural origins, and institutional affiliation. These are the kinds of vigorous and sympathetic academic milieus in which the most productive deliberations about the future can be held. We strive to create places of intellectual interaction and imagination that our future deserves.

We look forward to seeing you in person and virtually in 2020.