30 Years of Organizational Learning and Educational Institutions: SCANCOR 30th Anniversary Conference

SCANCOR is excited to announce a preliminary draft of the anticipated two-day program for our anniversary conference: 30 Years of Organizational Learning and Educational Institutions. The conference will be held November 3-4, 2018 at Stanford University. As you will see below, this is to be an intellectual feast celebrating SCANCOR’s history and future. In addition to the panels and author critic sessions, we also want the conference to be a time to see old friends and to renew your connections to SCANCOR. There will be opportunity for plenty of valuable discussions along with good food, including a wine reception and dinner on Saturday evening. With the combination of ideas and socializing, this should be quite an event. 

Preliminary DRAFT Program Outline:

November 3-4, 2018 – Location: Stanford University, CERAS Building, Room 101

DAY 1: Saturday, November 3

9:00am – 5:00pm (with reception and dinner to follow in the evening)

Welcome to SCANCOR
By Francisco Ramirez, Stanford University and Jesper Strandgaard, Copenhagen Business School

Panel 1. on ‘Organizational Learning and Decision-making’
Organized by Kristian Kreiner, Copenhagen Business School
Confirmed Panel Members: Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University; Morten Vendelø, Copenhagen Business School; Eero Vaara, Aalto University School of Business

Author Meets Critic 1.
Nils Brunsson, Uppsala University and Mats Jutterstrom, Stockholm School of Economics:
“Organizing and Reorganizing Markets”
Critic: John Meyer, Stanford University

Panel 2. on ‘University Organization’
Organized by Francisco Ramirez, Stanford University
Confirmed Panel Members: Lars Engwall, Uppsala University; Gili Drori, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Georg Kruecken, University of Kassel; Peter Maassen, University of Oslo

Panel 3. on ‘Social Movements and Organizations’
Organized by Woody Powell, Stanford University
Confirmed Panel Members: Woody Powell, Stanford University; Sarah Soule, Stanford University; Hayagreeva Rao, Stanford University; Lærke Højgaard Christiansen, Copenhagen Business School


DAY 2: Sunday, November 4


Panel 4. on ‘Knowledge Transfer from Universities to Society’
Organized by Renate Meyer, WU Vienna
Confirmed Panel Members: Kerstin Sahlin, Uppsala University; Haldor Byrkjeflot, University of Oslo; Achim Oberg, WU Vienna / University of Mannheim; David Frank, University of California Irvine; Patricia Bromley, Stanford University

Panel 5. ‘Inequality and Evaluation in Higher Education’
Organized by Frank Dobbin, Harvard University
Confirmed Panel Members: Mitchell Stevens, Stanford University; Mathias Wullum Nielsen, Aarhus University; Linda Wedlin, Uppsala University; Michèle Lamont, Harvard University

Author Meets Critic 2.
Tom Christensen and Åse Görnitzka, University of Oslo & Francisco O. Ramirez, Stanford University
 “Universities as Agencies: Reputation and Professionalization” (To be published in 2018) 
Critic: Dick Scott, Stanford University

Registration Information (Registration now closed)

Participation will be limited to 80 participants (including panel speakers) on a first come-first served basis. 

Registration deadline: September 15th, 2018 (NOTE: REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED)

Registration fee: $200 USD for attendees. The registration fee will cover meals during the conference (Continental breakfast, buffet lunch, and snacks on Saturday and Sunday as well as a wine reception and dinner on Saturday). SCANCOR will provide the venue as well as vibrant panels, conversations and connections.

We are anticipating a high level of interest for the conference and want to urge you to make plans early. We have reserved room blocks at a number of Palo Alto hotels, more information can be found below. These rooms will be available at a discount, but the special rate will only be in effect until early fall so it is important for you to make early reservations. It would help us greatly with planning if you register to attend as soon as possible. We are sorry that there is no funding available to help people attend the meeting, but we can promise that once you are here you will have a very engaging and festive time.

For more information on hotel accomodations: