10th Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise Conference (DICOEN2019) in Leuven, Belgium

It looks like the DICOEN conference could be interesting for meeting researchers and practitioners. The conference organizers state:

Throughout its history, the DICOEN conference series has brought together researchers, practitioners and professionals who are interested in discourse and communication in organizational settings. These settings are broadly defined, self-evidently including prototypical businesses and for-profit organizations, but also non-profit organizations, such as legal, governmental and healthcare settings

So here the Call for Papers for DICOEN2019, 3-5 June 2019 in Leuven, Belgium (copied from the original call, make sure to check it in case something changed):

Call for papers

Research addressing discourse, communication and the role of language in a wide variety of organizational contexts is typically scattered across a range of disciplines. Remaining within the confines of the various scholarly traditions has two major drawbacks. Firstly, it prevents the cross-fertilization of ideas, and prevents research from gaining full momentum. Secondly, it prevents the scholarly developments and research findings to make their way into teaching and training, whether it concerns communication in the professions, business communication or management curricula. Therefore, DICOEN 10 offers an interdisciplinary forum for all those interested in the language-enterprise interface, bringing together a broad range of academic disciplines (including, but not limited to organizational and management studies, discourse analysis, conversation analysis, pragmatics, cognitive linguistics, forensic linguistics, teacher education, communication studies, social psychology, discursive psychology, anthropology), focusing on discourse and communication in a broad range of profit and non-profit organizations.

General Submission Guidelines

The submission of proposals opens on 1 September 2018. We welcome the submission of proposals for panels and/or individual presentations.

Call for panel proposals deadline: 1 October 2018 – submission via the conference email
Call for papers deadline: 15 November 2018 – submission via Easychair


We invite proposals for panels that address a common theme, method or theoretical topic and that bring together at least 3 individual papers. Panel proposals should be submitted via the conference email, should be no longer than 800 words and should include:

  • an overall description explaining the panel’s theme and objectives;
  • a list of potential speakers and, if possible, provisional titles of their presentations.

Abstracts for individual papers in the panel (of up to 400 words each) will have to be submitted separately. If you would like to submit a proposal for a panel in a language other than English, please contact the conference organizers via email.

Individual paper presentations

We invite proposals for individual paper presentations of up to 400 words (including references). All panel contributions have to be submitted as individual paper presentations as well, with an indication of the intended panel in which the paper will be presented. Please submit all abstracts here. The time allotted to oral presentations will be 20 mins + 10 mins for questions and discussion.

The conference policy is “one main oral presentation per author”. One may at the same time also be a panel organizer or a co-author of other oral presentations. It is important to note that the first author of each presentation always has to be (co-)presenting and thus has to be registered in order for the presentation to be included in the conference program.