Previous Conferences

The first Industry Studies Conference that was officially hosted by the Industry Studies Association took place at the University of Illinois at Chicago in May 2009. Since then, the ISA has held it annual meeting in Chicago, Pittsburgh, Kansas City, and Portland. In 2016, the Industry Studies Conference will take place in Minneapolis

Industry Studies Conferences held prior to 2009 where hosted by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation as part of its Industry Studies Program and the Sloan Industry Centers Program. 


2015  Kansas City, MO     May 26 - May 29, 2015
         Program Chairs: Ann Frost, Jane Davies, and Ekundayo Shittu
         Theme: Post-Crisis Recovery: An Industry Studies Perspective

2014  Portland, OR     May 27 - May 30, 2014
         Program Chairs: Ekundayo Shittu, Peter Berg, and Ann Frost
         Local Organizer: Melissa M. Appleyard
         Theme: Sustaining Sustainability in the Face of Increasing Risk

2013  Kansas City, MO     May 28 - May 31, 2013
         Program Chairs: Peter Berg, Edward Anderson, and Ekundayo Shittu
         Local Organizer: Frank Giarratani
         Theme: Industry Flexibility and Agility in the Global Economy

2012  Pittsburgh, PA       May 29 - June 1, 2012
         Program Chairs: Edward Anderson, Peter Berg, and Rafiq Dossani
         Local Organizer: Frank Giarratani

2011  Pittsburgh, PA       May 31 - June 3, 2011
         Program Chairs: Chip Hunter and Rafiq Dossani
         Local Organizer: Frank Giarratani

2010  Chicago, IL             May 6-7
         Program Chairs: Chip Hunter and Amy Cohn
         Local Organizer:  Thomas Murtha

2009  Chicago, IL             May 28-29
         Program Chairs: Eileen Appelbaum and Rosemary Batt
         Local Organizer:  Thomas Murtha

2008  Boston, MA             May 1-2
         Program Chairs: Rosemary Batt and Eileen Appelbaum
         Local Organizer: Richard Lester  
         Theme: Building Capacity for High Wage Employment

2007  Cambridge, MA        April 26-27    
         Conference Organizers: Richard Lester and Frank Giarratani
         Theme: Industries, Regions and Innovation

2005  Cambridge, MA        December 14-16
         Conference Organizers: Richard Lester and Frank Giarratani
         Theme: Innovation and Globalization

2004  Atlanta, GA            April 19-21
         Conference Organizers: Jacquelyn McNutt, Patrick McCarthy, and Chip White 
         Theme: Factors of Success for the New Competitive Environment

2002  Cambridge, MA        December 5-6
         Conference Organizer: Richard Lester
         Theme: Globalization and Security Issues

2001  Cambridge, MA        April 11-12
         Conference Organizer: Richard Lester
         Theme: Corporate Strategies for the Digital Economy