2024 Montreal Business Schools PhD Symposium

What is Symposium 2024

The Symposium 2024 is more than a collaborative gathering—it's a vibrant nexus where experts, researchers, and enthusiasts unite to share their profound knowledge and groundbreaking findings. It is a platform fostering the exchange of insightful discussions and a collective spirit of learning. This symposium will focus on “making research accessible”, guaranteeing that knowledge transcends barriers and becomes both inclusive and approachable for a wider audience. This focus helps share information clearly, benefiting everyone and enriching learning for all.


Why You Should Attend

Join us for a journey into the world of learning! At this symposium, you'll connect with experts, explore new ideas, and broaden your knowledge. It's not just about learning; it's also a chance to meet new people and make connections. Engage in insightful discussions, expand your horizons, and experience the joy of intellectual collaboration. We are also offering workshops before and during the event to make it even more fruitful for you. You'll leave inspired, with a mind enriched and new friends made.

You Are Invited

We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd edition of the Doctoral Symposium of Montreal Management Schools, which will be held at the John Molson School of Business on February 22 and 23, 2024.

In the spirit of making research accessible and fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, our symposium serves as a unique gathering point for doctoral students across various specializations within the joint doctoral program in business administration (HEC Montréal, ESG-UQAM, Concordia University, and Université McGill). This event provides an inclusive platform where budding scholars can showcase their research in an engaging, approachable manner.

Under the theme "Making Research Accessible," this edition of the Symposium emphasizes our commitment to making research more accessible to all. We encourage doctoral students to envision academic life as an inclusive journey marked by collaboration and shared knowledge. The Symposium becomes a pivotal moment to illuminate diverse academic pathways, ignite intellectual curiosity, and create an environment where research is approachable and understandable to a wider audience.

Our goal is to carve out spaces for thoughtful conversations and dialogues surrounding academic pursuits, ensuring that research findings are communicated in a clear and comprehensible manner. By embracing accessible language and interactive formats, we aim to bridge the gap between complex research and wider audiences, making scholarly work more understandable and relatable to everyone. Together, we embark on a journey of making research not only valuable but also accessible to all.

This bilingual Symposium will take place in person over two days (10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.) and will feature a variety of activities (oral and poster presentations, workshops, conferences, mentoring, and more).


What You Can Expect From Symposium 2024

1.      Networking Opportunities: Engage with fellow scholars, professors, and industry professionals, fostering valuable connections that can lead to future collaborations and mentorship.

2.      Learning Opportunities: Participate in workshops and mentoring sessions to acquire practical knowledge necessary for succeeding in your Ph.D. studies.

3.      Skill Enhancement: Hone your presentation and communication skills by articulating complex research topics in a clear, concise, and accessible manner, ensuring your work resonates with diverse audiences.

4.      Exposure and Recognition: Showcase your research to a wider audience, increasing visibility and recognition within the academic community and beyond.

5.      Constructive Feedback: Receive valuable feedback and insights from peers and experts, aiding in the refinement and improvement of your research.

6.      Interdisciplinary Learning: Explore diverse research areas, gaining exposure to interdisciplinary perspectives and enriching your own academic understanding. Practice how to communicate complex ideas effectively to people from different disciplines.

7.      Inspiration and Collaboration: Be inspired by the innovative research of others, potentially sparking new ideas and collaborations that can shape the trajectory of your academic journey.