Professional Development Workshop - May 30, 2019


PDW registration is closed. Due to an overwhelming interest we have exceeded our attendance. Looking forward to working with all the early career scholars in Nashville! 

The Early Career Development Committee of the Industry Studies Association is pleased to announce the 2019 Professional Development Workshop (PDW) for early career industry studies scholars. It will take place Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. The PDW is held in conjunction with the 2019 Industry Studies Conference. Please note that you may only register for the PDW if you are already registered 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 2019 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 on May the 30th after the PDW and the Industry Studies Association conference opening 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, it includes a paper development workshop where PDW participants, working in facilitated round tables, will have the opportunity to give and receive feedback on a working paper.