The conference “Critical Gender and Diversity Knowledge. Challenges and Prospects” discusses questions of knowledge building in gender and diversity research, equality politics and diversity management. The digital transfer conference of the Think Tank Gender & Diversity aims at initiating discussions on current problems and methods of knowledge building in various specific contexts on critical gender and diversity knowledge. These debates and concurrent knowledge building started a long time ago in different places, at many institutions, in specific contexts, with numerous methods and involving various people. The conference builds on this knowledge, reflects its critical potential and addresses pressing questions in several fields. The event is designed as a forum of exchange between academia, education, politics, business, media, arts etc.
Thanks to the support of several universities and networks, participation in the conference is free of charge.
The panels take place digitally in various formats (e.g. workshops, roundtables, world cafés) and they are designed to make optimal use of the technical possibilities to promote open dialogue.
Because gender and diversity issues require increased attention, especially in these times, we decided on a digital format of the conference in order to ensure that it can be held and to guarantee planning security for all participants as well as open access for vulnerable persons because of COVID-19.
The conference committee is composed as follows: