50th Annual Conference
Hosted at Jacksonville University | Jacksonville, Florida
Call for Papers 2023
Conference Dates: June 6 – 9, 2023
Submission Deadline is Monday, January 23, 2023
Conference Theme: Bridges
Program Chair: Sarah Wright, University of Canterbury | Site Chair: Caitlin Sockbeson, Jacksonville University
Welcome to MOBTS 50th Anniversary Conference Call for Papers! We look forward to hosting you at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida from June 6th – 9th, 2023 and look forward to receiving your proposals.
The theme for our 50th Anniversary conference is “Bridges”. This theme represents the many bridges that span the Jacksonville landscape over the St. Johns River, and metaphorically inspires us to reflect on our Society’s past to build a strong bridge to our future.
We encourage members, both long-standing and brand new, to submit ideas, exercises, best practices, and teaching innovations as we celebrate our past and continue to discuss the future of management education and the Society.
We encourage all levels of proposals – from simple teaching exercises you have been conducting for a number of years and can share with new members, to advanced teaching methods that will engage and challenge our more experienced members. The idea is to help bridge the learning chasm for new and experienced educators alike.
Please note that proposals do not need to explicitly articulate a connection to the conference theme of bridges; we simply want participants to focus on engaging in interactive sessions that promotes effective practices in management education.
As starters, here are some ideas that might invoke the “Bridges” theme in your proposal:
- Propose a bridging symposium which brings together educators from across management disciplines (or beyond), or across differing levels of experience to showcase different approaches to experiential learning in management education.
- Demonstrate teaching and learning tools that help educators bridge the knowledge-doing gap.
- Present a “grand challenge” for management education and pull together a panel to discuss the issue and ways to bridge to the future of management or even business schools as a whole.
- Showcase an experiential exercise that highlights the theme of bridges, e.g. bridging division, building or mending relational bridges, or how to bridge towards a common goal.
- Propose a “teaching sprint” whereby several educators present classroom exercises that have stood the test of time and are still relevant and exciting today.
- Using 50 years of archival resources from the Journal of Management Education or Management Teaching Review, present a curation of a teaching method in a particular domain. Such a presentation will remind our MOBTS community of the corpus of resources that is available for today’s educator needs.
Proposals can be in the form of interactive exercises, panel/symposium sessions, round table discussion sessions, or Professional Development Workshops (PDW). Sessions must be interactive and/or experiential and can be 45, 60, or 75 minutes long. All submissions are double-anonymous reviewed. Virtual presenters may submit with the caveat that at least one (1) individual is physically present at the conference to facilitate the session and discussion in a hybrid environment.
All submissions are double-anonymously reviewed. Accepted submissions will have the opportunity to be included in our Conference Proceedings with ISBN.