Conference Circuit: Manage This

The Academy of Management’s 75th Annual Meeting kicks off in Canada this week.

The Academy of Management’s 75th Annual Meeting kicks off in Canada this week.

More than 10,000 students, academics, scholars, and professionals in the scholarly management and organization space are on their way to Vancouver, British Columbia, to learn about emerging industry research, scholarship, theory, practice, and teaching.

Association: Academy of Management

Conference: 75th Annual Meeting

Venue: Vancouver Convention Centre

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Academy of Management’s 75th Annual Meeting begins on Friday, and it has a theme: Opening Governance. Over five days, attendees will consider opportunities to improve the effectiveness and creativity of organizations by restructuring systems at the highest levels. Other noteworthy details:

Ripped from the headlines. A number of presentations are inspired by recent events or pop-culture influences. One will take a look at staffing lessons that can be drawn from the NFL’s issues with bad player behavior and how organizations can use new research to predict problem employees. Another will have diversity scholars from different countries offer their views on Sheryl Sandberg’s bestseller, Lean In.

First-timers welcome. The meeting offers several events and services for first-time attendees. They’ll have access to a hospitality suite where committee members and Academy staff will be on hand to answer questions, and they can attend an orientation and welcome reception. In addition, the Academy offers an Adopt-A-Member mentoring program, which pairs new attendees with someone from one of their interest groups.

Head to the quad. The exhibit hall will have a central gathering place called “The Quad.” There attendees can network and learn more about the Academy and its different communities. The name, which refers to the central space found on many college campuses, is also a nod to the University of Chicago’s Quadrangle Club, where the Academy was founded in 1936.

The usual social spots—Twitter (#AOM2015) and Facebook—will let you track the meeting in real time.


Samantha Whitehorne

By Samantha Whitehorne

Samantha Whitehorne is editor-in-chief of Associations Now. MORE

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