Call for Papers Deadline: Friday 28th June 2019

Invitation to speakers, Call for Papers and Case Studies

Equality and Diversity thinking is going through a revolution as new frontiers open in all areas of life – from work, business, products, sport.

#MeToo opens new frontiers, chief executives fall, brands lose trust – transparency reveals gender pay gaps, racial disparity.  Law and business HR run to keep up.

Like all revolutions, it shows up the limitations of current settlements.

The 2019 theme is

Intersectionality – Challenges, Solutions and Resolutions.

The programme and conference will showcase and bring recognition to those in personnel development, business and research who are doing the best work on:

  • New solutions to the management of inclusion to reflect intersectionality and the conflicts and challenges it brings
  • Step changes in responses to complaints of discrimination or harassment, from staff or clients
  • New resolution mechanisms, in law, in companies, in public relations
  • What stepped responses can work before suspension or criminal referral
  • Consultancy experience from working with business on the frontiers of change
  • Examples of restorative processes and insight for victims and perpetrators
  • Research on existing patterns in cases and their treatment
  • Examples of best practice from business and public services, in the UK or internationally

If you have a specific piece of work, research or project you want to highlight but that isn’t covered by the list above, please feel free to put it forward to the editors who are always looking for new and challenging case studies or insights.

Submissions should clearly identify the aims, approach taken, outcome and metrics used or proposed and will be accepted in the following categories:

Types of presentation include:

  • Main stage filmed presentation (15 minute presentation followed by questions and discussion)
  • Studio recorded seminar (20 minute (TED talk) presentation with up to 45 minute interactive session)
  • Digital poster (online visual display of project or research, plus 5 minute video pitch, during the conference and on digital library)

Paper Submission Form

  • Please attach your conference paper in word format (doc, docx)
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: doc, docx.
  • I hereby give my consent to the presenter consent points listed below regarding my presentation at the forthcoming conference.

Presenter Consent Points

All conference material – the videos, podcasts and presentations – are put together into a box set for all participants after the event and may be made available to other relevant professionals following the event. To facilitate this, please review the information below and confirm via the online submissions form above that you are happy to share your presentation via our marketing channels.

1. Policy Review Projects Ltd may record my presentation on film, tape, disk or other forms of media.

2. My name, voice, likeness, and biographic or other information may be used by Policy Review Projects Ltd in connection with my presentation and/or recording. Copies of any visual aids and other materials used or provided by me may be made and distributed by Policy Review Projects Ltd in connection with the presentation.

3. I grant to Policy Review Projects Ltd on a nonexclusive basis the right to reproduce, distribute, display, and provide recordings of my presentation and presentation materials, in whole or in part, as well as my name, voice, and likeness, by means of the Internet, via physical media, and through photographic images.

4. To the extent my presentation or presentation materials are protected by copyright law, I reserve those rights to myself except as granted above.

5. The presentation and presentation materials are my own original material for which I have full authority to grant the rights set forth in this Consent and Release Form.

6. The rights set forth in this Consent and Release Form are granted on a royalty free and irrevocable basis.


Please complete the online submissions form or email your abstract as a MS Word attachment to karen.stewart@neilstewartassociates.co.uk no later than Friday 28th June 2019.