Concept and Format

Concept and Format

The conference will be a 2-day event with a well-balanced combination of plenary sessions, interactive panel and roundtable discussions, posters and parallel sessions. Parallel sessions will be held in four 90 min blocks (each day two), while the conference program should accommodate minimum 4-6 conference tracks that will use the parallel sessions for their work.


The general frame and concept of the conference will therefore include:

  • Plenary sessions to address the key issues related to the role of management research in the promotion and implementation of responsible management education and the advancement of Sustainable Development Goals
  • Roundtable discussions with invited speakers on behalf of major stakeholders (proposed by the organizers and/or selected through the proposal submission and approval process)
  • Poster sessions to accommodate an active participation of students and youth
  • Parallel sessions/conference tracks proposed by different stakeholders, as described below, will be based on the research contributions submitted and approved through the Call for Contributions and the respective review process.

The conference tracks/parallel sessions, as well as interactive panel and roundtable discussions, will be based on (a) proposals received by PRME Working Groups entities and streams, (b) proposals received by other conference co-organizers, and (c) research community in general, which all will be approved by the Conference Program Committee. The conference program design will ensure overall coherence as well as openness to innovative proposals, including the main conference topics, by warmly welcoming an active participation and innovative proposals from PRME community, research community in general, and other stakeholders from different parts of the world.