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The 2020 Global Business Anthropology Summit has been announced. It will be held in Berlin, Germany at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Freie Universität Berlin.  The theme is Are We Ready For 2030? How about 2080? It will be a free two-day event, but you must register to attend.

The program includes the following sessions:

Session 1: Demystifying the future + Building Action Plans​

Lucia Laurent-Neva, Visual Signo, UK

Marion Grimberg, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Dominique Desjeux, France

Carsten Claus, Oberkorn, Hamburg, Germany

Session 2: Taxation + Social Responsibility

Pavle Menalo, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Niccolo Marina, Beyond Research srl, Milano, Italy

Lotta Björklund Larsen, University of Exeter Business School, UK

Hera Brown, Fulbright-Schuman Researcher to the European Union, USA

Christine B. Avenarius, The Central Agency for Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Skilled Crafts (ZWH), Berlin, Germany

Session 3: Beyond Sustainability​

Pablo Mondragón Valero, Antropología 2.0, Spain

Dan Podjed, Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU), Slovenia

Veronica Reyero Meal, Antropología 2.0, Spain

Lucia Laurent-Neva, Visual Signo, UK

Session 4: Gender + Business Opportunities​

Lamia Karim, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Oregon, USA

Melissa S. Fisher, Visiting Scholar, New York University Institute for Public Knowledge, USA

Session 5: Change + Diffusing Behaviors within Organizations​

Andreas Hoffbauer, Atelier Kultur, New York, USA

Session 6: Business Anthropology for the Future + Building a Knowledge Commons​

Rosa Ester Snyder

Allegra Pochtler

Robert J. Morais, Columbia Business School, USA

Susan Kresnicka, Kresnicka Research and Insights , USA

Alberto Guglielmone, The Story Group – Nati per raccontarti, Milan, Italy

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about the 2020 Business Anthropology Summit, please check out the official website. You can also read my posts from last year on the 2019 summit at Fordham University, which hosted many beneficial business anthropology panels and workshops.

And if you are confused by the term “business anthropology,” check out some common definitions that describe the discipline.