This year the program will be a two-day event between May 23rd and 24th, although it is foreseen the realization the previous day of a session dedicated to pre-congress activities directed mainly to advanced training in the subject (new statistical techniques and programs).
During the first day, we will enjoy the Welcoming ceremony, the Doctoral Symposium, some Parallel Sessions and a couple of Roundtables.
The first of the days will be on Thursday and is divided into an act of welcome, a Doctoral Workshop, the first two Parallel Sessions and a couple of Round Tables.
In the welcoming ceremony, the background of the conference, the current situation and challenges will be presented, and we will also have the opportunity to listen to the thoughts of different experts on the opening conference.
The Doctoral Symposium will be a single session during which 4 selected students and recognized experts in the area of Clusters and Industrial Districts will discuss the selected Ph.D. projects (presentation-discussion-reply). One of these proposal will be the winner of the TORRECID award.
The parallel sessions will present finished or in-progress papers, and the Round Table will be a session in which managers and entrepreneurs will discuss the importance of local context in today´s globalized scenario. Besides this, some practitioners and agents in charge of the development of Cluster Initiatives will present their experiences on the management of those projects.
During the second day, (26th) the event includes a
- Plenary session,
- Parallel sessions,
- and a Roundtable.
During the different tracks of Parallel Sessions, researchers will present and discuss their work; and the Roundtable will include a discussion about the current teaching and research challenges of clustering.
The conference will conclude with a closing ceremony in which the main ideas and conclusions of the event will be summarized.