IAMSR bi-annual conferences are designed to serve as a meeting place for academics engaged in the study and teaching of workplace spirituality and related religious issues; and for practitioners – management consultants, professionals and practising managers, engaged in practice relevant to spirituality and religion at the workplace.

Our first conference was held in Vienna, Austria in 2010, our second conference was in Bangalore, India in 2012, the third was held in Lourdes, France in 2013, the fourth in Barcelona, Spain in 2015, and our fifth conference took place in Fayetteville, Arkansas in 2017. Our 6th conference was scheduled to take place in Vienna in 2020 but cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Previous Conferences

Our inaugural conference took place in Vienna, December 2010, with 40 participants from all over the world. It was hosted by Professor Dr Wolfgang Mayrhofer and his team at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien. In line with our conference philosophy, we aim to be informed and inspired by the environment of the conference, in this instance the famed Viennese Christmas market, a tradition that goes back to medieval times; as well as the Jewish festival of lights (Hannukah). A centerpiece of the conference social events was a dramatic renacting of the saga Hildegard of Bingen, presented by Professor June Boyce-Tillman.

Our second international conference was held in Bangalore, India in January 2012, organised by Prof. Ramnath Narayanswamy and his team at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.  In line with our conference philosophy, our aim was to be informed and inspired by the context in which the conference takes place (the history of Indian gurus and their relevance to management and organising took centre stage). We were privileged to meet several leading spiritual leaders who visited us at the conference including Srimad Sai Rajarajeshwari (Amma Divine Mother) and Yogi Ashwini. Over 60 participants from all over the world took place in this exciting event.

Arkansas 2017

Barcelona 2015

Lourdes 2013

Bangalore 2012

Vienna 2010