Call for 2nd STEP Global Academic Conference


We are pleased to announce the Call For Proposals for the 2nd STEP GLOBAL ACADEMIC CONFERENCE.

Three years ago, the STEP Project scholars decided to create this conference with the purpose of sharing knowledge, research ideas, insights and best practices generated through the Project, since its beginnings in 2006. The Boston STEP Conference accomplished this goal and also became an excellent opportunity to start research collaborations, get feedback and increase our networking opportunities.

As in the first Conference in Boston in 2016, this Conference welcomes proposals representing original (unpublished) research from any and all members of the STEP community. Proposals addressing any aspect of transgenerational entrepreneurship and familiness, are welcome. Works utilizing data from the STEP global survey or STEP case studies are specifically encouraged, but research utilizing data from all sources is invited. All types of scholarly work is also welcome and encouraged including, but not limited to; qualitative studies, quantitative studies, conceptual works and teaching cases.

Following the lead of the first Conference in Boston, this conference will include several opportunities to present and obtain feedback on your research. Scholars of all levels will find value in presenting research at all stages. Traditional paper sessions, poster sessions, round tables and other methods of presenting and sharing scholarly work will all be a part of the conference.

Scholars can benefit from sessions focused on publishing advice and journal choice from experienced editorial board members. Scholars looking to start new collaborative projects will benefit from facilitated brainstorming sessions focused on developing ideas for new collaborative research projects. We look forward to see you in beautiful Cartagena, to share the research efforts of our STEP community.


Important Information:

Call For Proposals is open March 4, 2018.

Date of the STEP conference: October 18th– 20th 2018

Location Venue:  Cartagena, Colombia

Those invited to participate: Any scholar from a STEP Affiliated University + co-authors

We encourage you to submit a proposal and participate in the engaged community of scholars at our second STEP Global Academic Conference.  Please submit proposals to Yeny Rodriguez at

Questions?  Please contact:  Luis Diaz Matajira at  or Yeny Rodriguez at