Diversity & Inclusion across languages – Insights into communicative challenges from theory and practice

Vienna University of Economics and Business, 29 – 30 April 2022


This interdisciplinary conference aims to gain insights into communication for, within and about a diverse society. In order to do so, it will bring together researchers and practitioners to discuss two main issues:

  • how organizations communicate D&I across languages; and
  • how they approach language-related issues arising within global and diverse settings.

In line with this focus, we welcome contributions on a wide variety of contexts and various (sign) languages. Specifically, abstracts are invited for a 20-minutes presentation on any of the following, and on related topics:

  • Organizational communication on D&I in CSR reports, D&I reports, websites, social media, etc. across languages, including multimodal, semiotic and semantic aspects
  • Inclusive communication in organizational environments across languages, including multimodal and language-specific aspects
  • Organizational provision for barrier-free access to communication across languages (with particular reference to the diversity dimensions of age and disability, as well as intersectional approaches)
  • Linguistic diversity in multilingual and international organizational environments

Abstract (in English)

  • Length: 300 words max.
  • Format: *.doc or *.docx
  • Deadline: December 15, 2021

Please send your abstract to: diversityandinclusion@wu.ac.at