In-Person Events

7th SciBiz (Science + Business) Conference & XXII THC – Triple Helix Conference 

The 7th SciBiz (Science+Business) Conference is going to occur in June 17-21, 2024. The SciBiz, which has been taking place since 2018, integrates executives, startups, scientists, investors, students and governments to accelerate and scale the process of transforming invention into innovation. All these actors share knowledge, create solutions, and generate business opportunities for the real challenges of society and the market. Last year convened over 3,000 participants, over 20 international panelists, over 100 pitches from deeptech startups, over 100 technologies presented by PhD researchers, 2 Technological Challenges competition (AstraZeneca and Inteli), over 30 Venture Capital investors, among others.

This year the Organizing Committee consists of top universities in Brazil like USP, Unifesp, Unicamp, UNESP, corporations like Plug and Play and Google, top Tech Parks in the country (PIT – São José dos Campos, SUPERA – Ribeirão, Parque Tecnológico de Sorocaba), ANPROTEC (Brazilian Association of Business Incubators and Tech Parks), among others.The event consists of (i) a panel and plenary conference with experts from the market, academia and governments; (ii) a startups fair, that brings together companies looking for innovations and investors looking for new businesses to invest in; (iii) a technology showroom where researchers can showcase their research to investors who want to promote partnerships to develop technology and create new businesses; and (iv) a sponsored open innovation technological challenge. There will also be the 1st ARIES ISIE – International Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in AMR – Antimicrobial Resistance, the 2024 ACEEU Conference, FORTEC Southeast Meeting, and also the Europe – China – Latin America Innovation Forum, organized by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Triple Helix Association and USP – University of São Paulo. 

Triple Helix Conference Sao Paulo 2024

This year’s theme, “Triple Helix and Impact Innovation: Connecting Smart Talent and Disruptive Technologies for a Better Tomorrow,” promises three days of insightful discussions, groundbreaking ideas, and collaborative endeavors.

Explore the intersections of academia, industry, and government as we delve into the fusion of smart talent and disruptive technologies, shaping the future of innovation. Engage with leading experts, thought leaders, and visionaries in an immersive environment designed to foster new ideas and collaborations.

Discover innovative approaches, groundbreaking research, and practical solutions that harness the power of collaboration to drive positive change and create a better world.

Stay tuned for speaker announcements, program details, and registration information. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of shaping the future of innovation!

ICBMEM Conference | 15 – 16 November 2024 ENCG – Tangier, Morocco

Theme Introduction

In their diverse forms, new technologies are revolutionizing the world of work, how organizations function, change and evolve, and the nature of leadership, managerial roles and professional careers. Whether it is the economy, supply chain, marketing, entrepreneurship, financial structures and systems, organizational management, or humanism, there is no doubt the dynamics of innovation, which is often associated with Industry 4.0, is affecting these fields at a much higher pace than anticipated. Recent developments in AI have made technological leaps unprecedented in decades. Development in human-machine interphases has implications in all spheres of life.

These and other technological developments are creating formidable new challenges for all organizations, and are precursors to even more powerful and radical technologies whose potential impact few business leaders or academics clearly understand. As new technologies emerge, so does new knowledge accumulate, which translates to the fact that human technical know-how must change along with new methods of doing things. The specialized skills required to work in the new digital era are changing. Some skills dropped to create room for the new ones to emerge. All these dynamics are pushing the limits to how individuals and organizations should adapt and prepare to continue doing so. It is not technology, but the art of humane management that matter most in the new digital-economy era. Learn More

Call for Papers

The International Conference of Business and Management in Emerging Markets 2024 seeks to explore broad areas of research interest but with special attention on how the digital economy and emerging technologies are shifting the scope of various fields of research around business, economics and management. We invite authors to submit empirical, conceptual papers, case studies and structured abstracts in fields related but not limited to, the ones presented below. The following are the indicative topics, but not limited to the following areas: 

  • Marketing Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics
  • Supply chain management
  • Finance and investment Mmanagement
  • Alternative financing (Microfinance, Crowdfunding, Blockchain)
  • Franchising
  • Governance and policy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Humanistic management and the protecting and enhancement of human dignity
  • Sustainability and contemporary management
  • Happiness and wellbeing

Location of the International Conference

The conference will be at ENGC, Tangier-Morocco

Theme

Digital Economy and Emerging Technologies: Implications for Business and Humanism

5th African Philanthropy Conference to Explore the Next Frontiers

The 5th African Philanthropy Conference (5th APC) will take place from Monday 29 July to Friday 2 August 2024 at Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, with activities also hosted in Livingstone in Zambia. This year’s convening will be hosted under the theme “The Next Frontiers of African Philanthropy”, marking a pivotal opportunity to assess and shape the continent’s philanthropic landscape. 

Delegates of the conference will enjoy a programme that includes sessions on timely subthemes such as Restitution of African Cultural Heritage & Reparations, Climate Justice, Just Transitions & Green Resourcing, Social Justice & Peacebuilding, and Feminist Philanthropy to guide their participation through panel discussions, workshops and community outreach. 

The annual conference is an important gathering for individuals and organisations who are committed to advancing development in Africa through philanthropic efforts, including  academia, donors, non-profit organisations, government agencies, corporate entities, media, and other stakeholders.

“The African Philanthropy Conference represents a collective response to the dynamic changes reshaping African philanthropy,” said Prof. Bhekinkosi Moyo, the Director of the Centre on African Philanthropy and Social Investment (CAPSI) at Wits Business School and the Chair of the Conference Secretariat. “We look forward to welcoming thought leaders, practitioners, academics, and advocates to explore the new terrains of the sector and chart a course for impactful action that benefits all stakeholders on the continent.”

The conference was conceptualised in 2017 in response to a need for a pan-African space to promote philanthropy on the continent and set agendas for future interventions individually and collectively. 

The 5th APC will also include an academic conference that offers a platform for the presentation of academic research and dialogue facilitating feedback and learning. The Lifetime Achievement Award will honour an individual whose work has made significant contributions to philanthropy, previous honourees are H.E. Graça Machel, Akwasi Aidoo and Gerry Salole. The convening will also host an exhibition which will showcase projects and initiatives that are driving social change.

Tickets for the conference are currently available at an early bird registration fee of $300 until 31 May 2024, thereafter available at $500. 

7th International Conference for Entrepreneurship for Sustainable & Impact (ESI) – Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution 

Date and Time

23 – 26 November, 2024

Conference Theme

Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution

Conference Overview

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has fundamentally reshaped and redefined the business landscape, profoundly altering the way people think and approach problem-solving in various industries. In recognition of this transformative period, we are excited to announce the call for papers for our upcoming 7th International Conference of Entrepreneurship for Sustainability & Impact (ESI) titled ‘Redefining Business in the Era of AI Revolution’. This conference aims to bring together leading academics, industry experts, and innovative thinkers to explore the profound impact of AI across various sectors. We welcome submissions that not only address the technological advancements in AI but also delve into its broader business, economic, social and ethical implications. Our conference features diverse tracks, each focusing on a specific domain where AI is making significant inroads, ranging from climate change solutions and the circular economy, to AI’s role in logistics, entrepreneurship, digital finance, retail, auditing and fraud, and even its influence in higher education. This conference presents an unparalleled opportunity to showcase research, exchange ideas, and foster collaborations that will drive the future of business in the age of AI. Join us in this intellectual journey to explore and shape the evolving landscape of AI in business.

Conference Key Topics

  • AI and Entrepreneurship: Unveiling the Role of AI in New Business Ventures
  • AI and Environmental Sustainability: Solutions for Climate Change and Circular Economy
  • The Economic and Societal Dimensions of AI: A Comprehensive Impact Analysis
  • Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management with AI Innovations in Logistics
  • Transforming the Financial Sector: AI’s Impact in Banking and FinTech
  • AI in Marketing and Digital Business: Shaping the Future of Customer Engagement and Online Retail
  • Advancements in Audit and Accounting: AI’s Role in Enhancing Accuracy, Reducing Fraud, and Improving Efficiency
  • The Future of Business Education: Exploring AI’s Influence in Higher Education
  • Strategic Adaptation and Management: Navigating Organizational Change in the Digital Era
  • Case Study: Real-world applications and success stories.
  • General Track: A diverse range of topics including AI & Ethics, AI in the Energy Sector, and emerging technologies.

Even though we are interested in abstracts on the conference theme, we welcome submissions on topics within the broader business research.

Who Should Attend

Representatives from all countries and institutions of all types and missions including:

  • Higher education faculty members from all disciplines
  • Graduate and undergraduate students preparing to become professionals – joint proposals from graduate/undergraduate students and their faculty mentors/advisors are welcome
  • Instructional technologists, course designers, and faculty developers
  • Higher education executives, administrators, and managers

Representatives from businesses and governments 

Conference Registration

Fees: Qatar University supports the ESI 2024 conference by covering the registration fees. However, prior registration is mandatory to attend the conference.

Notes: All paper presentations will take place in person and on-site. At least one author must register and attend the conference in person to present.

Publishing Opportunities

After a peer-review process, the best papers from the ESI are expected to be published in:

Conference Proceeding

The conference proceedings will feature a concise abstract of each presentation, accompanied by a focused exposition of the research’s societal impact, limited to 200 words each. These abstracts and impact statements will be published together in the ESI2024 conference proceeding, offering a comprehensive overview of the research and its relevance to broader societal concerns.

4th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Knowledge Processing – AIKP’24 | August 22 – 24, 2024

About AIKP – 2024

Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Processing is playing a vital role in changing most of the sectors’ processes and landscape. AI has an enormous impact on various automation industries and their functioning converting traditional industries to AI-based factories. New algorithms are changing the way business processes and results are analyzed and predicted. Knowledge processing is the act of comprehending and then representing human knowledge in data structures; semantic models, which are conceptual diagrams of data as they relate to the real world; and heuristics, which are principles that lead to answers to every AI challenge. The way how a human think, knowledge processing transforms the data into knowledge and makes the machine think like a human and makes better decisions. This makes the humans work simple, but it has some ethical concerns that need to be sorted out. This AI and knowledge processing conference addresses the drawbacks and challenges in current practices in various sectors. The research area includes Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Decision Support Systems, Knowledge representation, semantics, Big data analytics, Intelligent systems, fuzzy-based neural networks and other fields.

Publication

Minimum of three independent reviewers will be reviewing the paper and they will provide scientific comments on those papers. Based on their review chair will approve the paper. After a careful reviewing process, accepted papers will be submitted to publish in the proceedings with Springer in their Communications in Computer and Information Science (CCIS) series.

Call for Papers

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

Theme – I: Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Processing

Theme – II: Machine Learning

Theme – III: Deep Learning

Theme – IV: Intelligent Control

Theme – V: Artificial Vision

30th Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics – June 18-20

Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics provides a forum for high-quality research in environmental economics. Initiated in 1993, it allows PhD students to present their work and interact with leading researchers in the field. The conference is held at Ulvön (the Wolf Island) a small, attractive old fishing hamlet located along the high coast, about 500 km north of Stockholm.

The 30th Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics is scheduled for June 18-20.

Distinguished keynote speakers include:

– Maximillian Auffhammer from UC Berkeley (https://www.auffhammer.com/)

– Charlie Kolstad from Stanford/UC Santa Barbara (https://profiles.stanford.edu/charles-kolstad)

– Christa Brunnschweiler from NTNU (https://sites.google.com/site/christabrunnschweiler/)

Additionally, on June 17th, the afternoon before the main conference, Eric Naevdal from HVL Business School, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, will be offering a short course on ”Simple numerical recipes for solving optimal control problems”. This course will be valuable for researchers in dynamic resource economics or anyone utilizing optimal control analysis.

Submit your abstract before 2024-04-05 (Abstract submission Ulvön 2024).

The cost for the conference is €500, €300 for presenting PhD students (includes food, lodging and transportation between Umeå and the conference venue)

Registration for the conference will open shortly.

Successful Case Teaching Workshop – The Case Centre & Porto Business School

Are you interested in teaching with cases? Are you looking for new and exciting ways to reinvigorate your teaching? This two-day in-person workshop will give you fresh inspiration in the classroom, ensuring you offer students at all levels, from undergraduate to executive, an exciting and motivational learning experience.

Overview

Learn how to engage students and get the most from case discussions in the classroom in this intensive and interactive hands-on workshop. This workshop includes the opportunity to practise case teaching in a safe and supportive environment.

The case method is widely recognised as an enormously powerful approach to teaching and learning, especially in management education. This workshop will provide teachers with the opportunity to explore the case method and assess its benefits for use in their own classes. The highly experienced tutor will share practical tips and skills for teaching with cases and offer guidance on case selection and instructor preparation for class. Participants will gain confidence and share experiences in a friendly and supportive environment.

Workshop Participants

This workshop will be of benefit to a wide audience who are interested in:

  • using cases for teaching, in-class or online
  • reflecting on their own teaching
  • improving their case teaching and facilitation skills.

Participants may include:

  • faculty and trainers from all sectors or disciplines within business education, teaching at any level from undergraduate to executive
  • faculty and trainers from a wide range of other disciplines with some connection to or interest in management education.

Workshop Objectives

Participants will:

  • reflect on their own classroom teaching
  • understand the prerequisites for case teaching
  • practise case teaching in a safe environment
  • learn how to optimise for an online (asynchronous and synchronous) teaching setting
  • learn how to evaluate success factors for any given audience.

Takeaways – participants will develop:

  • the ability to choose appropriate cases for their students
  • the confidence to lead case teaching sessions in-class and online (asynchronous and synchronous)
  • a structure and pace for their case teaching sessions
  • the skill to deal with any student response – including silence
  • the ability to achieve their learning objectives in the classroom.

Fees

MEMBER ORGANISATIONSNON-MEMBER ORGANISATIONS
£665/€770/$845£730/€850/$930

Fees include course materials, refreshments and lunches.

Find out if your organisation is a member 
Become a member organisation 

See our terms and conditions for more information about fees, cancellations and transfers.

A minimum of one subsidised place for participants in developing countries is available on each event. If your organisation qualifies for our membership scheme for developing countries you may be eligible. Contact the events team for further details.

Reinventing Higher Education Conference

University of Miami, United States | March 7-8, 2024

On March 7-8, 2024, the University of Miami and IE University will host the 14th edition of “Reinventing Higher Education”, a conference designed to examine issues set to impact academia, government, and the private sector, as their future workforce continues to face an ever-changing environment. The event, which will take place at University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center, will gather once more experts from all continents to address questions critical to academia, government and the private sector on the role of universities as global agents of innovation and the need for education systems to be responsive as well as catalysts for positive change in our societies.

The upcoming edition revolves around the theme of “Reinventing Higher Education: Connecting the Dots.” This theme emphasizes the crucial link between higher education and cross-collaborative innovation, enabling all the stakeholders to tackle pressing societal issues. It also highlights the integration of emerging technologies like AI into the educational landscape, forging a new path for effective teaching and learning. By connecting various domains of knowledge, the event aims to achieve convergent outcomes that propel the field of education forward. Moreover, the conference will reflect on models such as consortiums and alliances, where each participant contributes to the thriving ecosystem.

Launched in 2010 at IE University, Reinventing Higher Education is a symposium organized in collaboration with the IE Foundation. The overarching aim of the Conference is to provide a platform where university administrators, policy makers, entrepreneurs and top managers, academics, student representatives and media experts can meet to discuss the current status and future evolution of Higher Education (HE), and debate the direction research, learning, governance and management of universities should now take.

ZIBS Global Dean’s Forum

ZIBS Third Global Deans’ Forum is going to take place on January 13, 4p.m. (Beijing time) on the International Campus. The forum assembles the highest echelons of leadership from premier global business schools to delve into the pivotal theme of “The Future of Education for Sustainability.” Our aim is to explore cutting-edge perspectives and best practices in the realms of social responsibility and global sustainable development within business schools.

The forum boasts the honor of featuring distinguished deans and top leaders from nine of the world’s top business schools and organisations. They will share their unique insights during a panel discussion, dissecting the mission of business schools in cultivating future business leaders. Discussions will center around innovative educational models, expanding international collaborations, and deeply embedding global social responsibility into the core of our academic pursuits. Anticipating dynamic conversations, we look forward to jointly exploring how an excellent educational system can foster business leaders with a global perspective and a strong sense of social responsibility. Leveraging the successful experiences and forward-thinking insights of our esteemed deans, we aim to delve into the best practices of business schools in the realm of sustainable development education, providing valuable guidance for the future direction of business education.

AI Symposium on Design & Governance | University of Maryland – Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

Date & Time

January 23, 2024 at 8:00am EDT – 4:00pm EDT

University of Maryland – Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center

4131 Campus Drive

College Park, MD 20742

As Artificial Intelligence transforms the world, business and policy leaders are grappling with high-stakes decisions and questions. This annual AI Symposium, hosted by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, brings together policy and industry thought leaders who have built (or are building) high-impact AI solutions in the real world for an engaging day of talks, discussions and networking. We strongly encourage industry participants to attend not alone, but with your entire team, to increase the odds that some of the ideas discussed make their way into your organization.

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