EPIC Conference

The EPIC conference is the premier international gathering on ethnography in business and organizations. Our library includes articles (2005–present) and video (2014–present).

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epic2022 Resilience
EPIC2022 Resilience
Who should flex, resist, or adapt? What should be restored, abandoned, or reinvented
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EPIC2021 Anticipation
How do we document, anticipate, and craft potential futures?
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EPIC2020 Scale
How do concepts of scale define the scopes, contexts, and impacts of ethnographic work?
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EPIC2019 Agency
What does it mean to have agency in an increasingly automated world?
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EPIC2018 Evidence
How is evidence created, used, and abused?
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EPIC2017 Perspectives
Perspectives explores the vantage points that create and constrain ethnographic practices. What comes of changing scope; shifting positions; subverting norms?
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EPIC2016 Pathmaking
Pathmaking emphasizes the power of ethnography to create transformative innovation, growth and strategic success for companies, industries and communities.
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EPIC2015 Building Bridges
Crossing the equator for the first time, EPIC2015 explored the diverse connections among people, places, industries, and disciplines at the heart of ethnographic praxis.
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EPIC2012 Renewal
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Societies, cities, communities, economies, organizations, businesses and disciplines all renew themselves and are renewed. Renewal can be instinctive, natural and incremental and it can also be.

EPIC2011 Evolution/Revolution
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We are focused this year on the harmonies and disjunctions between the continuous evolution of practice and the pressures of radical change.

EPIC2010 道 Dō
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道 Dō captures the sense of individual mastery that is achieved only with the help of a community and its rich heritage. 道 Dō implies a body of knowledge and tradition with an ethic and an.

EPIC2009 Taking Care of Business
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Taking Care of Business: having an impact and staying relevant as ethnographers in today's economic climate.

EPIC2008 Being Seen
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Paradoxes and Practices of (In)Visibility.



EPIC2005 Sociality
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Are we getting enough? Working within or with industry, ethnographers are expected to pay attention to corporate priorities and current.