Welcome

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Welcome to the 16th MIT Conference and Workshop 2018

12th – 15th September 2018

Izola, Slovenia

MIT stands for Management and Innovative Technologies.

Read the conference blog here.

Join us for a three-day deep dive into the purpose and practice of technology, innovation and creativity in action.

The MIT Conference first began life in 1995. Since then we have been a bi-annual international gathering of industrial practitioners and academics from different disciplines and from all over the world mostly held in Slovenia and a few times in Romania. The conference has brought together a unique dialogue in the fields of management and innovative technologies.

We invite you to Slovenia to take part in a unique meeting of academia and industry. You can submit a formal paper, which goes into our published proceedings, and/or you can lead a discussion or a workshop. Click here for more information.

As with previous gatherings, we invite you to experience a very different event. People from different countries, disciplinary backgrounds, sectors and interests come together in a deliberate mixing of technical and philosophical conversation. Cross-disciplinary research and inter-disciplinary ways of working form the heart of this dialogue – the sharing of new practices, stories, research challenges, questions and the results of research and experimentation are shared through a blend of presentation, conversation, emergent discussion and workshop activities.

The event blends formal and informal methods of communication. We don’t encourage Death by PowerPoint but we do celebrate innovation, passion for our work, and the asking of tough and inspiring questions.

This is an intense event, which takes place in a beautiful setting. Many leave at the end energised in their work, inspired and motivated. There are at least five reasons to attend this unique event.

Join us!

Past Conferences and Workshops

Previous MIT conference have seen world economic boom and subsequent collapse. Our conferences have explored technological innovation and technology management from multi-disciplinary perspectives. That has been the unique contribution of our previous eleven conference – bringing together academics and practitioners from different fields to exchange ideas, knowledge and experience that can impact significantly on cross-disciplinary research and also stimulate innovation in practice.

Human factors, “technosophy” (the wise application of technology) and sustainability have been key areas of interest for many of the conference’s contributors and now, as we announce our call for contributions to the 13th MIT Conference in 2014, in a year of continuing but recovery from global recession, financial and environmental challenges, our conference seems as relevant and important as ever.

In the beautiful setting of Izola, Slovenia, bordering with Croatia and Italy and within driving distance of many other countries, we are glad our conference sits as the borderland of different cultures, just as our programme sits at the border of different disciplines, interests and perspectives.

This year conference takes the form of a highly interactive conference/workshop. Based on feedback from participants who value the presentation of academic work but also seek further interaction around practical themes arising, our workshop will be designed around dialogue and interaction, still very much rooted in academic research and industrial practice. It is a very compelling and potent mix!

It is our hope that the conference will generate insights that will directly contribute to our emerge from economic crisis, in our respective sectors, industries, economies and as a world community. We welcome case studies and stories, as well as sessions which, may lead to inter-disciplinary research.

Video invitation by Paul Levy:

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