The conference will take place at the facilities of The American University of Paris, which is located across several buildings in the 7th Arrondissement.
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 - 09:00 to Saturday, July 15, 2023 - 17:00


The Standing Conference of Organizational Symbolism (SCOS) is a prestigious international conference that is yearly organized in different countries and hosting universities (see In most recent years the conference took place in Copenhagen, York, Tokio, Rome, Uppsala, Nottingham, Utrecht to name a few. 

SCOS is a global network of academics and practitioners, who hail from a hugely diverse range of disciplines and professional backgrounds. We were formed in 1981, originally as an autonomous working group of the European Group for Organizational Studies but have been an independent academic venture for over 25 yearly conferences. Our central interest is in the interlinked issues of organizational symbolism, culture and change, articulated in the broadest possible sense and informed by our commitment to interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary understandings of organization and management. Thus, our work draws, inter alia, from organization studies, social anthropology, management, cultural studies, media studies, philosophy, history, politics and social psychology.


Registration Fee Breakdown:

The Registration Fee includes a light welcome cocktail on the arrival evening of the 12th; coffee in the mornings of the 13th, 14th, and 15th; lunch in the afternoons of the 13th, 14th, and 15th; a more substantial cocktail dinatoire on the evening of the 13th; and a formal, gala dinner of the evening of the 14th. 

Registration is currently open. Space is limited and is first come, first serve. 

If you are interested in applying for a bursary, please email