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06.09.2016
The AoMO 2016 Conference
IEDC-Bled School of Management is hosting the academic 8th The Art of Management and Organization Conference (AoMO), which aims to explore and promote the arts as a means of understanding management and organizational life and its contexts. It is attended by 140 participants from 24 countries.

Bled (Slovenia) 1-4 September 2016: IEDC-Bled School of Management is hosting the academic 8th The Art of Management and Organization Conference (AoMO), which aims to explore and promote the arts as a means of understanding management and organizational life and its contexts. It is attended by 140 participants from 24 countries.

For so long we have talked about the science of management. The AoMO 2016 conference is about its ART and about all those things in leadership that cannot be measured. As a mash-up of academics, researchers, scholars, practitioners and artists, the AoMO 2016 conference features an array of workshops, panel sessions, paper presentations, performances as well as the theatrical premiere. 

The 2016 conference theme “Empowering the intangible” presented novel ways of exploring, feeling and expressing management and organization through the arts. 

Conference Special Guests: 

  • Keynote Performer: Miha Pogačnik, world renowned musician, opens up the intangible of organizational renewal, creativity and leadership with violin blazing.
  • Keynote Speaker: Few know the theatre of organizational change, and the value of arts and aesthetics to shape it, like Dr. Philip Mirvis, internationally acclaimed Organizational Psychologist. 
  • Theatrical Premiere: Dr.  Steven S. Taylor is professor of leadership and creativity at the WPI Foisie School of Business, and a playwright, his work has been performed in England, France, Poland, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Italy, Australia, and the United States.
  • Keynote Listeners: Dr. Mary Jo Hatch is C. Coleman McGhee Eminent Scholars Research Professor, Emerita, of Banking and Commerce at the University of Virginia (USA) and an avid and accomplished painter and visual artist.

Prof. Purg, IEDC President, stressed: "It is true, what is written in the introduction to the Program: “Where else would you find such an open, critically creative approach to business and management studies?” And I like to add “not through over-sophisticated and empty dialogues, but through the inspirational and creative metaphors and expressions art is offering us”. 

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