By Jens Prüfer
In these Corona-crisis times, many conference organizers are experimenting with different online formats in order to identify what works well and what does not. For instance, during the recent Relational Contracts Workshop, participants could spend the coffee breaks in virtual rooms with avatars, which can walk around and automatically connect to a video-conferencing tool if two avatars stand close to each other.
Another innovation is put forward by the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics & Culture (ASREC), an academic society with interests closely overlapping with several themes of SIOE. They will be holding a 24-hour event on Zoom on 20 November 2020.
Submissions will be split into three zones. Each zone will contain 16 papers over 8 hours.
- Australasia: Sascha Becker, Jeanet Bentzen, Pauline Grosjean, James Kung
- Europe/Africa/MENA: Francesco Cinnirella, Sriya Iyer, Mara Squicciarini, Noam Yuchtman
- Americas: Jean-Paul Carvalho, Daniel Hungerman, Rachel McCleary, Jared Rubin