CONF19 – Call for Proposals


Deadline: 22nd July 2019

OPUS conferences bring together reflective citizens to develop fresh thinking about organisational and social dynamics.

This year’s conference will take place on Friday-Saturday, 15-16 November 2019 at 1 Drummond Gate, London SW1V 2QQ.

The theme is Self and Other: Conflict, Fragility and Resilience – which provides opportunities to share reflections and insights on the conference theme and on what happens whenpolarities increase, splits occur and crises surface.

We welcome proposals for poster*, experiential workshop or paper sessions through which presenters are seeking to open up discussion on new thinking and new approaches. Potential presenters may find inspiration among the following non-exclusive list of questions:

  • How to promote a sense of social solidarity when differences collide?
  • How can the root causes of turmoil, strife and shock be addressed so that societies can build capacity and resilience?
  • How can communities and nations adapt or transform their structures when change, uncertainty and long-term stresses put societal integration at risk?
  • How to develop collaborative capacity by collective processes of reparation?
  • How to develop resilience further by bringing together people from different political, economic, environmental, social and technological backgrounds to share good practice?

Guidelines for submission

  1. Proposals (any any questions about submission) to be submitted via email to by 22nd July 2019
  2. Proposals should be approximately 300 words (ONE page, in Word document NOT pdf format, single-spaced, excluding references, no header, footers or track changes).
  3. Please include a brief CV.
  4. Proposals will be blind peer-reviewed, with decisions on acceptance within one month.
  5. Proposals from those who have not previously presented at OPUS conferences are particularly welcome.
  6. In the case of co-authored proposals, ONE person should be identified as the corresponding author.
  7. The conference language is English.

NB: * Posters are widely used in the academic community and summarize information or research concisely and attractively to help publicize it and generate discussion. This year, our OPUS Poster Session will provide a forum for collegiate leaders and scholars to share their research findings and well as promoting innovation programmes and initiatives they are involved with. Poster session times will be over the lunchtime period where individuals can share discourse on the work displayed at the Conference.