Professional Development Workshop

The Early Career Development Committee of the Industry Studies Association is pleased to announce the 2020 Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for early career industry studies scholars. It will take place Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the MIT Samberg Conference Center. The PDW is held in conjunction with the 2020 Industry Studies Association Conference. Please note, that you may only register for the PDW when you register for the conference.

The PDW is intended to support early-career scholars engaged in industry studies research by providing career-related advice and the opportunity to form a network of junior and senior colleagues. Faculty development is a core component of the mission of the Industry Studies Association. In addition, the PDW brings together scholars across the wide range of disciplines and industries represented by the ISA, enabling greater interdisciplinary collaboration. Early career refers to a scholar who has completed a doctoral dissertation but is not yet tenured. Advanced level PhD students are also encouraged to attend.


The Industry Studies Association sponsors this event, enabling the workshop to be offered without a registration fee. This event is, however, limited to early career scholars who register to attend the 2020 Industry Studies Conference. To foster informality, collegiality, and open discussion, the workshop will be limited to 50 participants. Lunch will be provided for all participants. PDW attendees are strongly encouraged to attend a networking dinner with the panelists and other participants immediately following the Industry Studies Association annual conference welcome reception.

The PDW is a small setting where junior faculty and advanced doctoral students can meet with more senior faculty in an informal setting. The PDW program includes a "Publishing Industry Studies Research" panel that includes a mix of editors and researchers who have published leading industry studies work. In addition, the PDW participants, work with mentors in facilitated round tables, and also have the opportunity to receive one-on-one feedback on a working paper. 


Contact: [email protected]