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President's Message

December 2015

 Dear Worldwide Academy Members:

 In response to member appeals for additional professional development and scholarly exchange opportunities, we are pleased to announce the formal launch of our AOM Specialized Conferences Initiative!   

Our goal is simple…to provide a portfolio of conference offerings that allows members to connect and engage throughout the year, virtually and in person, in varied locations that are reflective of the geographic dispersion of our international membership.

To reach this goal we invite you to propose an AOM face-to face or virtual conference (webinar).

To help you imagine your proposal we’ve identified several new conference models that fulfill our mission to connect people and ideas while also advancing our vision to inspire and enable a better world through our scholarship and teaching on management and organizations. They are: face-to-face conference models including:

·         AOM Special Thematic Conferences
·         AOM Professional Development Conferences
·         AOM Regional Immersion Conferences


      Learn more at: Call for Proposals: AOM Specialized Conferences

 and, web-based meetings.

       Learn more at: Call for Proposals: AOM Webinars/Virtual Conferences

In addition to these proposed models, we expect other new conference ideas that reflect the creative energy of our membership to emerge.

Join us in the kickoff of this exciting new initiative!

The Academy of Management’s Specialized Conferences Committee is currently inviting brief statements of interest from local organizing committees and their host institutions for an AOM Specialized Conference in 2017, 2018 or 2019. Innovative concepts for AOM Webinars/Virtual Conferences are also invited.  

Brief preliminary proposal forms will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. The ideas that generate the most interest will advance to a second stage of development. The committee will then collaboratively work with these finalists to more fully develop final proposals.

To learn more about the process for submitting your idea for an AOM Specialized Conference or Webinar/Virtual Conference, please review the Calls for Specialized Conferences and Web-Based Meetings or contact the AOM Specialized Conferences Committee.

We look forward to your participation as a conference organizer!


 Sincerely,
Debra L. Shapiro
2015-16 President, Academy of Management

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