The Inspire Inclusion Conference is an in-person, multidisciplinary conference hosted by the Centre for Research on Inclusion at Work (CRIW). The conference will take place on April 12th, 2024, at Carleton University. Scholars exploring workplace inclusion-related issues among traditionally underrepresented populations will come together to present their research, exchange ideas, and participate in workshops. The conference aims to encourage interdisciplinary discussion, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.

Who should apply: CRIW is inviting applications from faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars who conduct research on equity, diversity and inclusion, particularly that which may be applicable in a workplace or organizational context. We encourage contributions from a variety of disciplines, including sociology, social work, psychology, anthropology, gender studies, business, education, disability studies, critical race studies, and others.

Research topics: All research focused on the work-relevant experiences (loosely defined) of those from traditionally underrepresented populations (for example, Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC), immigrants, women, individuals with disabilities, Two Spirit, trans man, trans woman, nonbinary, agender, gender variant, gender fluid, intersex, or asexual persons (2SLGBTQIA+) and youth) is welcomed. Both empirical and theoretical contributions are acceptable.

Proposal submission instructions

If you wish to present your work at the conference, please submit the following for consideration:

  • a title page containing the name of the project, along with the name(s), position(s), institutional affiliation(s) and contact information of all authors
  • a 500-word abstract, including a statement of research questions, theoretical framework, methods and main findings or arguments (as relevant for the type of paper you are submitting)
  • an indication of whether you would like to have your work considered for presentation in the form of a poster (Note: the assumption is that successful candidates will present their work in the form of a 15-min presentation, with a handful of submissions selected to present via poster format)

The deadline for proposal submission is March 17, 2024. The submission should be sent to with the subject line “Inspire Inclusion Conference submission”. The proposals will be peer-reviewed, and decisions will be made by March 20, 2024.


Registration is required. Registration for different sessions may be necessary. Please register here. Spaces are limited.

Important dates

Please note these dates were updated.

March 17, 2024

Proposal submission deadline

March 20, 2024

Proposal decisions

April 12, 2024

Inspire Inclusion Conference

Accessibility Accommodations

For questions about accessibility or to request any accommodations, please contact CRIW at Kindly send any requests for accommodations by March 22, 2024.