Due to COVID 19 restrictions, the conference will be conducted online.
This international, multi-disciplinary conference aims to bring together scholars from various disciplines and geographic locations, policymakers, HR professionals, employers, employees, and civil society to get to know and learn from each other on the topic of LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion.
The conference features keynote speeches by Dr. Lee Badgett (UMass Amherst) and Yvonne Muthoni (Kenya Open for Business), several multi-disciplinary academic sessions, as well as focused panel sessions that bring together researchers, employers, employees, practitioners and policymakers around topics relevant to LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion, broadly defined.
These topics may pertain to both formal and informal workplaces, and include, but are not limited to, the challenges and opportunities that LGBTQI+ people experience in the areas of training, recruitment, selection, promotion and retention, the policies and regulations affecting these areas, as well as promising interventions and solutions.
The conference provides:
– A forum for scholars and other researchers studying these topics to present new findings, discuss future directions, and consolidate and extend their networks,
– An opportunity for employers, employees and civil society organizations to learn about the latest scholarly insights on the topic
– An opportunity for all present to learn about the ways in which science can inform practice and vice versa.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the conference will primarily be conducted online. As such, we hope to be able to include speakers and attendees from a diversity of locations and possibilities.