International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations
The proceedings of the Diversity Conference are published in electronic and print formats in the peer refereed International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. To be a part of this publication, you can register either for an In-Person Presentation or a Virtual Presentation. For your presentation paper to be included as part of the conference proceedings you must first submit a proposal to the conference review committee.
(Call for papers closed)
The final deadline for submission of papers for publication one calendar month after the end of the conference.
Presentations can be viewed in the Session Description area of this site.
In-person Presentations: The conference organising committee is currently inviting proposals to present 30 minute papers, 60 minute workshops, jointly presented 90 minute colloquium sessions, or Virtual submissions. These might describe ‘real world’ initiatives or they might be academic research papers.
Presenters may choose to submit their papers for refereeing and publication at any time before the conference, and up until one month after the conference. Participants requiring full refereeing before the conference are advised to submit their papers at least three months before the conference.
Plenary speakers may also submit their session details via the Presentation Proposal Process below for inclusion in the conference proceedings.
Only one proposal of any format can be accepted per registered presenter. This means that two proposals may be accepted in the case of two registered presenters in a joint presentation, so long as both presenters are registered to attend in person or as a virtual participant.
For further information, contact the conference secretariat.
Description of Presentation Formats
30 minute Paper:
A conference session involving a 15 min speaker presentation, followed by questions and answers. Presenters are requested to select a chair from amongst other conference participants. The role of the chair is to introduce the presenter, keep the presentation within the 15 minute time limit and manage the question and answer session. Presenters may also chair their own sessions, but are requested to keep to this format. Multiply authored presentations are welcome.
90 minute Colloquium:
A session involving at least five registered participants (for instance, a chair plus four or more presenters who speak for no more than 15 minutes each). At least 15 minutes must be left for audience interaction.
[Note: The conference committee does not organise 90 minute Colloquium sessions. Interested delegates will need to formulate such a session with other colleagues. Colloquium participants may submit joint or separate papers.]
A paper submitted without the presenter attending the conference in person, but included in the booklet and refereed and published as part of the conference proceedings (the Journal) in print and electronic formats.
Presentation/Paper Focus: Practice, Research, TheoryPresentations and published papers may have a theory, research or practice focus:
A presentation or publication which describes innovative or exemplary practices or programs in the community, in workplaces, in education institutions and the like. This may take the form of case studies, narratives, demonstrations or technical reports. The outcomes of practice may be improved frameworks, concepts, understandings or structures, such as enhanced capacity through the development of skills, knowledge and operational effectiveness. This kind of work may involve putting theory and research into practice.
A presentation or publication reporting upon original research, based on the systematic collection and analysis of data or facts. This kind of work may involve the application or testing of theory.
A presentation or publication which is broad and generalising in its emphasis, reflecting upon and systematically referenced against one or more bodies of literature or systems of thought.
Referees for presentation proposals and of submitted papers will base their assessment upon the kind of focus of a particular presentation or paper.