Call for Papers

Submit applications via the online form below. Click "Submit a Proposal." 

Applications Due: November 15, 2019                                                   

Expected Answer: January 17, 2020

Final Proposals Due: June 1, 2020


We invite papers especially but not exclusively on the following topics: 

  • Meaningful work and human flourishing in an era of technology and rootlessness
  • Philosophical and theological theories on work, technology, and global migration
  • Catholic social thought on work and human flourishing
  • Technology and the future of work
  • Human work and personnel management
  • Economic, ethical, and religious aspects of migration
  • Business education and human work 
  • Christian identity in increasingly diverse societies 

Proposal Requirements

For the Future of Work Conference, you have the opportunity to participate and engage your research in three distinct ways. Paper proposal, workshops, and dialogue sessions. 

For more information on each of these unique opportunities and instructions on how to apply, click the tabs below.          


Submit a 500-700 word proposal that includes:

  • A thesis or purpose statement
  • Outline of the paper 
  • One-paragraph biography that includes institutional position and affiliation, recent publications, research interest, and practical experience

The best papers will be published. Eligible papers and presentations must be in English. Papers must be presented personally by at least one of the authors at the conference. 

In addition to the classic formula for presentations (max. 25 minutes each: about 15 minutes for the presentation itself and 10 minutes for discussion), workshops in groups may also be proposed, with brief talks and an immediate discussion of ideas.

We will admit arguments that seek to find connections between the other participants and small groups already engaged in a specific topic. Presentations of professional activities and educational experiences are also welcome. Organizers of workshops must present their proposal in cooperation with two to three other presenters. A workshop can only be approved as a panel of three to four presenters who commit to participate.  

Throughout the conference, during break times, participants have the opportunity to share their research with one another and engage in dialogue. There is room for creativity when presenting during the dialogue sessions.

Participants can create posters, a presentationor simply talk about their research. Print out or bring any visual aids that will be necessary for the dialogue session. If you would like to present your research during a dialogue session, please indicate this when completing your application form.   


When you submit your proposal, you will be invited to select one of three tracks or categories. This will help the submission committee assign your paper to the correct panel. The three categories are listed below.

 Theoretical, foundational, general, abstract, descriptive, speculative papers on the level of principles.  

Applicable, practical implementations of principles, empirical research, papers that deal with specific fields of business or specific departments of business schools (management, finance, marketing, personnel, governance, organizational design, etc.)  

Papers that develop new courses or syllabi or reflect on pedagogical aspects of Catholic social thought in business education