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Dakar 2016, June 1-4, 2016

Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC), August 29 – September 1, 2016


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Innovation, Transformation, and Sustainable Futures in Africa

June 1-4, 2016
Dakar, Senegal

This event, which will take place at the Novotel Dakar from June 1-4, 2016 will present an interdisciplinary occasion to focus research attention on important transformations as they relate to Africa’s future. Hosted in Dakar by the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) and the West African Research Center (WARC), the conference will itself model innovation and creativity in its presentation formats and its location. Dakar, now a city of more than two million people, exemplifies these dynamic changes— developing into a modern, global city while maintaining its rich cultural roots and identity.

Full Preliminary Program is now available!

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Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference (EPIC)

EPIC is the premier international gathering on the current and future practice of ethnography and design in the business world. 

EPIC people create better business strategies, processes, and products, as well as enhance people’s lives, by illuminating the arc of social change through theory and practice. Our conference is a diverse gathering of interdisciplinary scholars and practitioners from every industry, including Fortune-500 companies, technology firms, management consultancies and design studios, universities and NGOs, public policy organizations and think tanks. Through the formal program and informal networking opportunities, EPIC attendees share leading expertise, gain new knowledge and skills, find business partners and opportunities, and make the invaluable connections that have grown EPIC into an essential, year-round community. 

Conference submissions go through a rigorous, double-blind peer review process and are published in open access proceedings accessible through AnthroSource and

EPIC2015 was held in São Paulo, Brazil, October 5–8, 2015. 

EPIC2016 will be held in Minneapolis, MN, August 29 – September 1, 2016

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