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Equal Opportunities 2009 Conference
In recognition of the global crises which have left their marks in our lives with enduring impacts today, the Equal Opportunities International (EOI) 2009 Conference will focus on 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Times of Global Crisis'. The conference will provide academics, policy makers and practitioners an interdisciplinary and international platform for exploration of equality, diversity and inclusion at work in context. There will be academic and doctoral sessions as well as sessions for practitioner and policy making interests at the conference. This year's conference will be held at Bosphorus University in Istanbul on 16 and 17 July 2009.
Professor Quinetta M. Roberson (Villanova University, USA) will deliver one of the keynote speeches at the conference. Dianah Worman, OBE, will chair the panel session on the second day to explore where we can take the equality, diversity and inclusion work in difficult times. David Ruebain, Director of Legal Policy, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will deliver a keynote on the 30 years of equality law in Britain. Professor Judith Pringle's (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand) keynote speech will focus on diversity and inclusion. There are 15 streams and several workshops planned as part of the conference. There is also a doctoral colloquium, which allows research students to discuss methodological and subject specific issues in studying equality, diversity and inclusion at work. Policy makers and practitioner sessions are also planned.
EOI Conferences are coordinated and supported by DECERe (Diversity and Equality in Careers and Employment Research) at the University of East Anglia. Emerald Press sponsors two best paper awards at the conference. Orgics Ltd is the organiser for the logistics of the Istanbul conference.
The inaugural EOI conference was held in 2008 at the University of East Anglia, UK, and focused on multiple strands of equality, diversity and inclusion at work. It was organised by DECERe, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK and it hosted 80 participants from 21 countries. Professors Geraldine Healy (Queen Mary, University of London) and Myrtle Bell (University of Texas, Arlington) delivered keynote speeches. The conference had nine streams and a doctoral track.