Symposium program

(Brussels time = Central European Time)

Thursday May 19th

  • 8.45-9am – Welcome speech Organizing Committee
  • 9-10am – Keynote speech:
    • The Great Meeting Disruptions: From Face-to-face, to Virtual, to Hybrid
      Joseph A. Allen, Professor of Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology and Director of the Centre for Meeting Effectiveness at the University of Utah10-10.30am – Coffee break
  • 10.30am-12.30pm – Paper presentations SESSION 1: Virtual Meetings (see below)
  • 12.30-1.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30-3pm – Pitches of practitioner solutions
  • 3-3.30pm – Break
  • 3.30-5pm – Paper presentations SESSION 2: Meetings in Healthcare (see below)
  • 5.30-7pm – City walk (optional)
  • 7pm – Dinner in Brussels city center

Friday May 20th

  • 9-10am: Keynote speech:
    • “Teleporting, Laundry, and the Chat. Meeting Ethnographers explore the Zoomiverse”
      Jen Sandler, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst & Renita Thedvall, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University
  • 10-10.30am: Coffee break
  • 10.30am-12.30pm: Paper presentations SESSION 3 – Meetings for Policy and Politics (see below)
  • 12.30-1.30pm: Lunch
  • 1.30-2.30pm: Stories on meetings
    • A (Brief) Tale of Two Eco-village Meetings (Zachary Reyna)
    • Telling meetings from multiple voices (Sophie Thunus & Caroline Godart)
  • 2.30-3.30pm: Surprise act – Singing spontaneous reports
  • 3.30pm: Goodbye drink

Paper presentation titles

SESSION 1: Virtual Meetings
Session Chair: Christoph Haug

  • Contemporary formality in professionals’ video-mediated encounters (Mie Femø Nielsen)
  •  Designing the future of real time collaboration at Microsoft Research (Sean Rintel)
  • Virtual Meetings and Well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic (Willem Standaert)
  • An emotion-sociological perspective on meeting practices in virtual and hybrid meetings (Christoph Haug)

SESSION 2: Meetings in Healthcare
Session Chair: Helen Schwartzman

  • The Rise of Meeting in Healthcare: Challenges of interorganizational configurations (Coralie Darcis)
  • Democracy and participation through meetings at the Delta (Alexis Creten, Nicolas Marquis, Sophie Thunus)
  • Interdependent collaboration in municipal health and social care organizations (Therese Dwyer Løken, Halvard Vike)

SESSION 3: Meetings for Policy and Politics
Session Chair: Richard Freeman

  • Ex ante analyses as impartial spectators. Validation as a source of legitimacy (Lars Dorren)
  • The Meeting Multiple: Ontological Multiplicity, Social Alchemy, and the Making of the Confidential Diplomatic Meeting (Kristin Eggeling & Rebecca Adler-Nisen)
  • Contingency coordination at regional level in Norway – the role of the Regional Contingency Advisory Board (RCAB) as a meeting arena (Gunnar Vold Hansen, Catharina Bjorkquist, Helge Ramsdal)
  • Seeing Meetings (Richard Freeman)