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8th Biennial EO, Diversity, and Culture Research Symposium

Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute
Patrick Air Force Base, Florida
6-8 December 2011

The Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) is proud to announce the 8th Biennial Equal Opportunity, Diversity, and Culture Research Symposium, to be held 6-8 December 2011 at Patrick Air Force Base/Melbourne, Florida.  The theme is “Celebrating the History and Future of Diversity Research.”  This symposium will be held in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DOD) Worldwide Diversity Conference and the observance of DEOMI’s 40th Anniversary.  Topics for the research symposium include: equal opportunity, equal employment opportunity, diversity, disability, ageism, extremism, EEO in the war environment, diversity management and leadership, affirmative action, religious diversity, culture, culture competency, cultural training, teamwork in multicultural environments, cultural differences, etc.  DEOMI welcomes submissions from a wide spectrum of disciplinary fields, to include history, I/O psychology, anthropology, sociology, clinical psychology, and political science.

Papers.  Abstracts should be submitted no later than midnight, September 1, 2011.  In general, we seek papers that contribute to both theory and practice within the various fields. Authors whose works are selected will be notified via email by September 15, 2011.  Please limit abstract submissions to 500 words or less (double-spaced), using Times New Roman 12 font.


Posters.  Proposals for the poster session should be submitted by October 1, 2011.  Selectees will be notified by October 15, 2011.


Invited Panels.  We also seek invited panels to discuss common issues.  All panels must submit their proposals by September 15, 2011.  Selected panels will be notified by September 30, 2011.

Point of contact.  Those interested in submitting papers, posters, or panels should submit these to  jay.steinke@patrick.af.mil or call (321) 494-1714/(321)494-2676.