CURRENT TRENDS, ISSUES AND CHALLENGES IN DIVERSE SOCIETIES

2-DAYS VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, 16-17 SEPTEMBER 2022

Since its foundation in 2017, the Cultures Conference has acted as a learning platform for academic and educational institutions, research centres, institutes, organisations and industry, enabling presentation, discussion and education on key issues, trends and recent developments in the social sciences, humanities, arts, education, business and management fields. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, consultants, trainers, professionals and policy makers from across the world are invited to share their expertise, research results, innovative ideas, solutions and valuable experience. The conference is an opportunity for attendees to establish academic and business relations and find global partners for future collaboration.

CONFERENCE TOPICS

CTICDS 2022 encourages interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and theoretical and empirical papers! Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas: 

IDENTITY AND CULTURE

Cultural Identity and Diaspora, Identity and Nationalism, Cultural Imperialism, Ethnicity, Race and Conflict, Identity and Belonging, Cultural Integration and Immigration, Migration and Identity, Marginalisation and Minorities, Xenophobia and Ethnocentrism, Culture Shock and Adaptation, Cultural Heritage and Identity, Arts and Cultural Management, Religion and Culture, Religion and Identity, Religion and Morality, Religion and Spirituality, Religions and Beliefs Systems, Cultural Relativism, Ethnography and Culture, Oral History and Ethnography, Folklore and Modernity.

INTERCULTURALISM AND MULTICULTURALISM

Interculturalism vs. Multiculturalism, Intercultural Communication and Diplomacy, Cultural Stereotyping and Intercultural Communication, Developing Intercultural Sensitivity, Intercultural Awareness and Intercultural Empathy, Intercultural Communication and Cultural Stereotypes, Intercultural Relations, Integration and Intercultural Dialogue in Europe, European Backlash against Multiculturalism, Intercultural Language Teaching, Politics of Multiculturalism, COVID-19 and Cultural Adjustment.

LANGUAGE AND EDUCATION

Language, Power and Ideology, Education for Global Citizenship, Bilingual Education, Minority and Heritage Languages, English as a Lingua Franca, Foreign Language Education, Language and Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Competence through Language Education, Multilingualism and Multilingual Education, Adult Education, Digital Education, Education for Innovation, International Educational Exchange Programs, Enterprise Education, Education and Gender Equality, Inclusive Education Systems, Ethical Issues in Education, Cultural Education.

GENDER AND SOCIETY

Gender Identity and Roles, Gender and Marginalised Groups, Gender Relations and Conflict, Education for Gender Equality, Gender and Sexuality, Women and Leadership, Women and Politics, Women in Entrepreneurship, Career and Motherhood, Hegemonic Masculinity, Gender Differences in Communication, Women and Technology, Gender Inequality in Employment, Patriarchy, Sexism and Gender Differences, Gender Norms and Stereotypes, Feminist Art, Transnational Feminism, Feminism and Mass Media, Feminism and Popular Culture.

NGOs AND HUMANITARIAN AID

Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Diplomacy, Refugee Crises and Human Rights, Humanitarian Organisations and Humanitarian Work, Humanitarian Innovation Programmes, Humanitarian Leadership, Humanitarian and Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Relief Chains, Future of Humanitarian Action, NGOs and Development, NGOs and Education, NGOs and Civil Society, NGOs and Issues of Accountability, NGOs and Peacebuilding, NGOs as Conflict Managers.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Social Enterprise and Community Development, Social Enterprise and Sustainability, Social Enterprise: Trends and Developments, Social Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Enterprise and Innovation, Social Enterprise and Gender, Female Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship in Education, Global Social Entrepreneurship, Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Cultural Diversity and Entrepreneurship, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Cultural Change.

ORGANISATIONAL DIVERSITY

Diversity Management Practices, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, Equality and Diversity Policies, Cultural Diversity and Implications, Models for Diversity Training, Policy Making on Diversity in/out of Europe, Country Perspectives on Diversity and Equality, Age Diversity, Gender Diversity and Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, Corporate Diversity Programmes, Diversity Climate Perceptions, Diversity and CSR, Politics of Diversity, Religion, Equal Opportunities and Fairness.

INTERCULTURAL BUSINESS

National vs. Corporate Culture, Cross-cultural Management, Cross-cultural Business Relationships, Intercultural Dimensions of Business, Intercultural Service Encounters, Intercultural Business Communication, Intercultural Business Networks, Cultural Differences in Business Ethics, Cultural Styles of Conflict Management, Negotiation Styles in Intercultural Business Communication, Global Leadership Skills, Culture-sensitive Strategies, Cross-cultural Training for Business Expatriates, Cultural Adaptation and Business Relationships, Intercultural Competence for Global Leaders.

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

Global Management Competencies, Management in Developing Countries, Competitiveness of Nations and Firms, Emerging Markets, Language Issues in Multinational Management, English for International Business, Competing in the Global Marketplace, Modern Global Economy, International Expansion, Coordination in Global Teams, The Global Manager's Work, Mergers and Acquisitions, National Business Systems, HRM Best Practice, International HRM, Global vs. Local CSR Strategies, Doing Business in Europe/Middle East/Asia/Africa.

IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract submission: 25 August 2022                                       

Notification of acceptance or rejection: Within 10 days

OPEN REVIEW PROCESS

Abstracts submitted to CTICDS will undergo an open peer review by the scientific committee. Results of the abstract review will be sent to the author within 6 days of submission. Acceptance or rejection of the paper will be sent to you with reviewer comments. If a revision is required, the revised abstract must be sent back within a week. If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to register for the CTICDS Conference.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

An abstract should be submitted by completing the Abstract Submission Form and sending it to Dr Eirini Daskalaki at: culturesconfechania@gmail.com

After submission of your abstract, we will acknowledge its receipt via email within five working days. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. You are advised to check that you have included the following before submission:

  • Relevant and complete title (ideally up to 15 words)
  • Full names, affiliations, email address(es) of the author(s)
  • Abstract (up to 300 words)
  • Presenter's bio (up to 120 words)
  • If a research abstract is submitted: research objectives, methodology, findings and research results, future scope/suggestions
  • Up to five keywords for abstract
  • Language: only English
  • Font size: Arial 10                                                               
        PUBLICATION OPPORTUNITIES

Authors of all original full-length papers are being invited for review and potential publication in an:

  • Edited Book: Option 1: Case Studies of Immigrant Entrepreneurship: Migrant Entrepreneurs in Contemporary Society, Publisher, Palgrave Macmillan


  • Edited Book: Option 2: More information is coming soon...

Authors of all original full-length papers are being invited for review and potential publication in a:

*NOTE: Only high-quality full-length papers will have the opportunity to get published

PRESENTATION MODES

ORAL PRESENTATION ONLINE: Specific allocated time (20 minutes) will be given to presenters and additional minutes (5 minutes) will be added for Q&A (questions and answers), which will be moderated by the session chair.

ORAL PRESENTATION OFFLINE (submit a pre-recorded presentation video): Presenter must be present for the Q&A (questions and answers), which will be moderated by the session chair.

WORKSHOP: You are welcome to organise a workshop relevant to the theme of the conference if you prefer to give your audience a first-hand learning experience.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Suggested topic "Global impact of the Coronavarius COVID-19".

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