The International Social Innovation Research Conference (ISIRC) is the world's leading interdisciplinary social innovation research conference. The conference brings together scholars from across the globe to discuss social innovation from varied perspectives. ISIRC 2020 will be hosted by Sheffield University Management School, and the Centre for Regional Economic and Enterprise Development (CREED). It will run from the 1st-3rd September 2020, with the conference venue the Crowne Plaza, Royal Victoria in Sheffield city centre. The conference theme is 'Social innovation and enterprise for more prosperous, fair and sustainable societies'. This theme aligns with the world leading impactful research being undertaken by members of CREED, and reflects the important role we see for social innovation and enterprise in creating more prosperous, fair and sustainable societies around the world.
Please find below a list of all current streams:
Paper abstracts must be a maximum of 300 words, excluding references. They should articulate: the research questions or objectives being addressed; the conceptual or theoretical perspectives informing the work; where appropriate, the methodology utilised; and the contribution of the paper to knowledge in light of the conference theme.
A maximum of two abstracts may be submitted per presenter (joint papers to be presented by co-authors will also be considered). Paper abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
On abstract submission, please ensure you indicate your chosen conference stream. Optional full paper submission for consideration in best paper awards is due no later than 31st July
Submit full papers to: email@example.com
Guidelines for full paper submissions:
Papers must be written in English and should be sent in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Papers should be between 5000 and 8000 words in length including tables, figures and references.
Tables and figures should be incorporated into the paper. Each table and figure should be given a title.
Please include an abstract and four to six key words.
To enable anonymity, the authors' names should not appear. Instead, a cover page giving the title of the paper and full identifying information of the author(s) (name, address, telephone and e-mail address) should be included as a separate Word or PDF document.
Harvard is the preferred referencing style.
Panel proposals must be a maximum 400 words, excluding references. They should include: the panel purpose and its relationship to the nominated conference stream; details of (minimum) three and (maximum) four papers and paper presenters to be included in the panel; and the expected contribution of the panel.
Panel proposals abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org
On panel proposal submission please ensure you indicate your chosen of the conference stream. Enquiries about conference administration and technical issues related to submission should be directed to the conference administration team: email@example.com
Abstract and panel proposals submission closes: 28th February 2020
Decision on submissions notification: 31st March 2020
Full papers submitted for consideration in best paper awards due: 31st July 2020