Join us at the inaugural Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference
April 16-18, 2021
We cordially invite you to participate in the inaugural Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference hosted by the IACGT on April 16-18, 2021!
This year’s theme is supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
We welcome work that features the use of classic grounded theory in all academic disciplines. In addition to presentations employing classic grounded theory in single disciplines, we are interested broadly in issues related to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Our World. The Sustainable Development Goals are a call to action by all countries – poor, rich, and middle-income – to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The goals recognize that ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies that build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection. More important than ever, the goals provide a critical framework for COVID-19 recovery.
This year’s conference will have three tracks. To accommodate participants across the globe, there will be synchronous and asynchronous sessions available. The Presenting Classic Grounded Theories sessions and the Learning Classic Grounded Theory sessions will be recorded, and participants will have access to the recordings and discussion boards for 2 months following the conference. Details for extended access will be provided following the conference.
The Three Conference Tracks
The Presenting Classic Grounded Theories track aims to bring together researchers and research scholars to share their experiences and research results from a variety of academic disciplines. These sessions will focus on the theories generated from classic grounded theory research and discuss how they relate to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Our World, as applicable. Presenters will have the opportunity to have their work peer reviewed and published in the Grounded Theory Review.
The Learning Classic Grounded Theory track will provide an overview of classic grounded theory and each step of the process of conducting a study from start to finish. This track will be useful for novice and student researchers, academics who are interested in learning more about the method, and dissertation committee members who are serving on dissertations using classic grounded theory. Participants will also have the optional opportunity complete a micro-credential.
The Poster track provides researchers the opportunity to share their researcher in poster form. Conference participants will have the opportunity to sample a variety of research by reviewing the posters and watching short pre-recorded micro presentations on the poster presented by the researcher. Posters will focus on classic grounded theory research and discuss how they relate to the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals to Transform Our World, as applicable.
Why should I attend?
Come learn from the most established names in grounded theory!
Earn a micro-credential
Conference attendees will have an opportunity to earn a micro-credential in classic grounded theory.
Learning Classic Grounded Theory
Developed by Kara Vander Linden, EdD, Research Faculty, Saybrook University
Program Dates: April 16- May 2
Micro-credential: Digital badge
Program fee: $44 General, $34 for TCS students, staff, faculty, and alumni (includes TCSPP, PO, SAY, COL, and KHSC)
- Attend 4 virtual sessions of the Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference
- Participate in online discussion boards
- Complete an assessment
- Time commitment: Learners should allot 4-6 hours for the conference sessions and an additional 2-4 hours for online discussion and assessment.
The Learning Classic Grounded Theory micro-credential will provide an overview of classic grounded theory and each step of the process of conducting a study from start to finish. This program will be useful for novice and student researchers, academics who are interested in learning more about the method, and dissertation committee members who are serving on dissertations using classic grounded theory. Participants will need to view 4 sessions from the Classic Grounded Theory International Virtual Conference (either live on April 16-18 or view a recording), participate in online discussion, and complete and assessment to receive a badge.
Interested in being a session presenter?
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Interested in being a poster presenter?
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