On behalf of The Migration Conference Organizing Committee we cordially invite you to our 5th international conference of migration studies. The Migration Conference 2017 will take place in Athens, Greece from August 23rd to 26th, 2017. The Conference will be a forum for discussion where experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of migration are encouraged to exchange their knowledge.
The scientific programme will comprise invited talks, oral presentations as well as workshops. The conference will start with the Opening Plenary in the late afternoon of August 23rd. We will announce the speakers for this lecture in due course, but surely distinguished scholars of the field will appear as was the case in previous conferences.
Conference venue will be the downtown campus of Harokopio University Athens, Greece. The spacious courtyards and foyer in and around the University buildings will provide a pleasant surrounding for networking and scholarly exchange between the parallel sessions over four days.
The Migration Conferences were launched at Regent's Center for Transnational Studies in 2012 when the first large scale well attended international peer-reviewed conference with a focus on Turkish migration in Europe in Regent's Park campus of Regent's University London. The four consecutive conferences from 2012 to 2016 have been attended by between 200 to 400 participants coming from all around the world in London (2012), London (2014), Prague (2015) and Vienna (2016). The fourth conference was held at the University of Vienna, Austria, from 12 to 15 July 2016.
The Migration Conferences entertain a high profile academic gathering over the years bringing together eminent professors from the US and Europe including Philip Martin of University of California Davis (USA), Douglas Massey of Princeton University (USA), Caroline Brettell of Southern Methodist University (USA), Barry Chiswick of University of Illinois at Chicago (USA), Jeffrey Cohen of Ohio State University (USA), Ibrahim Sirkeci of Regent's University London (UK), Thomas Faist of Bielefeld University (Germany), Karen Phalet of KU Leuven (Belgium), Samim Akgonul of Strasbourg University (France), Joseph Szyliowicz of University of Denver (USA), Nedim Gursel of CNRS (France), and Gudrun Biffl of Krems University (Austria).
The Migration Conference is an international peer-reviewed scientific event. Papers presented at the TMC are reviewed by the Conference Committee/Track chairs/Chairs and double blind peer-reviewed by at least two referees for their scientific quality, style and presentation. Reviewers are assigned by the track chairs and chairs. To ensure unbiased evaluation, authors are required to remove personal and institutional information from their submitted abstracts/papers and reviewer names are not disclosed to the authors submitting papers/abstracts. Authors are required to follow guidelines and address the reviewer comments in preparing their final manuscripts and presentations.
Further details about the previous migration conferences can be found here.
The abbreviated title of The Migration Conference is: TMC
The Venue for TMC 2017: Harokopio University Athens, Greeece