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May
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2018
5th Effectuation Conference:“Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden”
May 31 – Jun 4 all-day

Baltimore, MD & Charlottesville, VA
May 31 st – June 4th, 2018

Invitation & Call for Papers

After many years of gracious hosting outside the United States (thank you to all the various self-selected stakeholders), the 2018 effectuation conference will be held in Baltimore, MD and Charlottesville, VA. In addition to a traditional effectuation conference format (June3&4), this event will feature two new elements of effectuation in social entrepreneurship (May 31&June1), and a general session showcasing an overview of effectuation (June2), both of which will address effectuation in new ways. Participants are encouraged toattend the entire conference or select from different elements, based on time and interest.

We provide a description of each of the elements of this conference, followed by a daily agenda, with updates available on the conference website: https://conference.darden.virginia.edu/effectuation/.

Social Effectuation: Thursday, May 31st&Friday, June 1st, Baltimore, MD

How can effectuation help alleviate urban poverty? To address this question, the first element of the 5th Effectuation Conference will be held in Baltimore, MD. Building on the concept of the effectual dinner, conference participants will work with community leaders in West Baltimore to create a variety of solutions to local poverty. Teams will address various elements of the anti-poverty dinner by focusing on topics such as:

• New venture creation
• Workforce development
• Health
• Education
• Food security

There is no submission requirement for this element of the conference.  We will accept the first 30 participants for this event.  Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation. Registration fees for this portion of the event, and the availability of a shuttle from Baltimore to Charlottesville,will be announced shortly.

Darden Showcase: Saturday, June 2nd, Charlottesville, VA

This element of the 2018 effectuation conference is more general. In addition to scholars, Darden will invite alumni, entrepreneurs and members of the business community to participate. Consequently, the day will have an applied and practical feel, with talks from both entrepreneurs and from members of the academic community.

There is no submission requirement for this element of the conference, nor is there any registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and accommodation.

Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden: Sunday, June 3rd and Monday, June 4th, Charlottesville, VA

This traditional aspect of the effectuation conference will offer both plenary sessions as well as small group research and practice “pods”.

Present your work 

We invite participants with a research interest, a teaching interest and/or an interest in practical application to present their work. For those with a primary interest in research, we require participants to present a working paper. This work will be discussed in small groups in dedicated workshop sessions. For those with a primary interest in teaching and/or practice, we require participants to present a description or design of a practice they have used or are considering. We plan to have interactive sessions in which the various practices are shared between participants.

Paper submission
Research orientation: please submit an academic paper, or extended abstract of at least seven pages, but maximum 30 pages. Papers can be fully developed, but we particularly encourage the submission of working papers that can benefit from our interactive workshop format.

Teaching and practice orientation: please submit at least a three-page description or design of a practice you have used or are planning to use. That could be a teaching practice, a tool, an intervention design or a (consulting-) case. Please describe your experiences and list potential questions that you may have for discussing.

Both types of papers should be sent to the organizers. Please indicate the track you are submitting for (Practice/Teaching or Research) when you submit your paper/work at:

https://conference.darden.virginia.edu/effectuation/papers.htm

Information & registration
There is no submission requirement for this element of the conference, nor is there any registration fee. Participants are responsible for their own travel, meals and accommodation.
To keep the interactive and community atmosphere of the previous conference, acceptances will be limited to 50 participants.

Important deadlines
Paper submission (only for “Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden”):               November 15, 2017
Author notification (only for “Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden”):            March 1, 2018
Registration opens (all three elements of the conference):                                     February 1, 2018
Registration closes (all three elements of the conference):                                     May 31, 2018

Conference Logistics and Submission e-mail: effectuation@darden.virginia.edu

We hope that some or all of these activities encourage you to come join us. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore and at Darden!

The local organizing committee;

SarasSarasvathy, University of Virginia Darden School of Business
David Lingelbach, University of Baltimore
Tiago Ratinho, University of Baltimore.

Social Effectuation: Thursday, May 31st&Friday, June 1st, Baltimore, MD

Thursday, May 31st

Timing Activity Location
5:00 – 7:00 pm Opening reception UB Law School, 12th floor

Friday, June 1st

Timing Activity Location
8am-9:00am Introduction (including breakfast) UB Merrick School of Business
9:00am-10:30am Walk to problem sites (maybe in break-out grounds) Various in West Baltimore (tbd)
10:30am-2:30pm Solution development (including lunch) UB Merrick School of Business
2:30pm-3:00pm Coffee break
3:00pm-4:00pm Debrief UB Merrick School of Business
4:30pm Buses depart for Charlottesville

(Amtrak train 5:12pm – 8:47pm)

Darden Showcase: Saturday, June 2nd, Charlottesville, VA

Timing Activity Speaker
9:00am Introduction to effectuation SarasSarasvathy
10:00am State of effectuation Stuart Read
10:30am Break
11:00am Entrepreneur (0penQ) OpenQ
11:30am An effectual perspective on new venture investing
1:00pm Lunch (with keynote)
2:30 pm Effectuation in the large organization (Stuart and others)
3:30 pm Break
4:00 pm Entrepreneur videos 3 entrepreneurs
4:15 pm Entrepreneur panel SankaranVenkataraman
5:00 pm Concluding remarks SarasSarasvathy&SankaranVenkataraman
6:00pm Evening Event at Darden

Special note: This event is both the close of the general meeting and the start of the effectuation conference

7:00 pm Dinner presentation: Research keynote

Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden: Sunday, June 3rd, Charlottesville, VA

Timing Activity Speaker
8:30 am State of Effectuation Stuart Read &SarasSarasvathy
9:15 am Debrief on Baltimore David Lingelbach& Tiago Ratinho
10:00 am Break
10:30 am Pods (research and pedagogy) Small groups
12:00 pm Lunch and activity
1:00 pm Research Keynote SankaranVenkataraman
2:30 pm Break
3:00 pm Pods (research and pedagogy) Small groups
4:30 pm Effectual Dinner
8:00 pm Effectual Music

Bringing Effectuation Home to Darden: Monday, June 4th, Charlottesville, VA

Timing Activity Speaker
9:00 am Debrief on Dinner & Music Stuart Read &SarasSarasvathy
10:30 am Break
11:00 am Pods (research and pedagogy) Small groups
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Teaching Keynote Manjula Sridhar
3:00 pm Break
3:30 pm Observer Observations Young Scholars (report out on the conference)
4:30 pm Closing activity with artifacts SarasSarasvathy
5:00 pm Reception and optional dinner
For those attending AoM, travel to Atlanta