3rd Meeting Science Symposium in Brussels: Call for participation/papers

Third Meeting Science Symposium, Brussels, Belgium, 20-21 May 2021

How shall we meet today and tomorrow?

Meeting habits in the contemporary world

Meetings are ubiquitous. As researchers, practitioners, social activists, policy makers, managers or scholars, we spend a considerable amount of time meeting to do politics, devise policies, run organizations, and deliver public services. Beyond decision-making, meetings serve to make sense of situations, to govern and resist, and to learn. As such, they are vital, even decisive, to our social, political, organizational, and administrative life. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, most face-to-face meetings were replaced by virtual meetings. Also, after the lockdown measures, virtual meetings are expected to remain important and be combined with face-to-face meetings. The consequences thereof are still to be researched.

We see this unexpected, unprepared and rapid change as an occasion to initiate a collective reflection about our contemporary meeting habits, meeting architectures and the role of meetings in nowadays globalized and rapidly changing societies. Therefore, we would like to invite you to the Third Meetings Science Symposium held on 20 and 21 May in Brussels .

Please find a more detailed call for papers via this link: 3rd_MSS_CFP.pdf (428.5 KB)

The organizing committee:

Sophie Thunus UCLouvain, Belgium

Willem Standaert HEC Liège, Belgium

Lianne Visser Radboud University, The Netherlands

Richard Freeman Edinburgh University, United Kingdom

Christoph Haug University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Important dates:

1 October 2020: Expression of interest to participate

1 December 2020: Abstract submission

1 February 2021: Feedback submissions

1 May 2021: Final version papers

20-21 May 2021: Meeting Science Symposium

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