Global Business Anthropology Summit
June 19-20, 2021
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Freie Universität Berlin

Are We Ready For 2030? How about 2080?

 

Join a growing global network of anthropologists, organizations, and businesses.

Exchange experiences and strategies.

Learn from each other and prepare for new challenges of a sustainable future.

Anthropological research has long had a way of identifying and framing people's responses to the radical shifts of the day and of the future. Collaborations with forward thinking businesses can advance product development, UX, safety culture, diversity and inclusion and more.

The Summit offers hands-on workshops, keynotes by luminaries in business and business anthropology,
and discussions about what we want tomorrow to look like.

Bring your ideas, concerns and interests about these and more ...

Digitization   Privacy   Supply chain   Technology   Mobility   Taxation


... and come away with new knowledge, new tools and new ways to prepare for a sustainable future.

 
PROGRAM

FRIDAY

WELCOME ACTIVITY AND EXCURSIONS TBA

DINNER AND MINGLING AT A COOL PLACE IN BERLIN TBA (pay as you go) 

SATURDAY

COFFEE AND REGISTRATION

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Keynote TBA

Session 1: Demystifying the Future + Building Action Plans

COFFEE

Session 2: Taxation + Social Responsibility

LUNCH (brownbag style)

Short presentations by businesses

COFFEE and MEET THE BUSINESSES

Session 3: Beyond Sustainability

EXPEDITION TO A LOVELY DINNER PLACE IN BERLIN TBA

SUNDAY


Keynote:

Joana Breidenbach

Betterplace.org and DasDach

Session 4: Gender + Business Opportunities

COFFEE

Session 5: Change + Diffusing Behaviors within Organizations

LUNCH (brownbag style)

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

REFLECTIONS, Rallying Cry for the Future: Sustainable Business Practices + Business Anthropology 

SESSIONS

The summit starts with a broad view examining models that are being used in business to prepare future outcomes, including  exploration of megatrends and cultural drivers and shifts, followed by a session on the role of taxation in shaping business decisions.

The next two sessions sharpen our perspectives, one looking at the extent of human centricity in business models that allow needs of the planet to be overlooked, and the other learning from feminist approaches to marginalization and inclusivity.

The Summit concludes with two sessions that focus on immediate fields that call for business anthropologists’ attention: understanding shifts in complex behaviors within organizations; and identifying ways to make the contributions of the discipline recognizable for businesses in different cultures and countries.

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

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, Marketing Innovation & Business Anthropology, Milan, Italy

 
 
PARTNERS
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WHO IS BEHIND IT

This web page has been created by Berlin based anthropologists engaged in using anthropology in different ways. The Global Business Anthropology Summit, held annually, in different places in the world, is a collaboration among anthropologists from an array of professional environments across a global network. The aim of this network is to continue to draw out and learn from the experiences of these practitioners, exposing new ways and conditions for collaborating with different institutions, organizations, and companies, using anthropology in work.