Due to the global outbreak of COVID-19 we regret to announce that the 2nd Cultures Conference "Current Trends Issues and Challenges in Diverse Societies" has to be postponed. Our top priority in these turmoil times should be to ensure the protection of health and safety of our international speakers, attendees and organisers. Therefore, postponing our conference has been determined as the only sensible option.

The exact date of our next conference for 2022 will be gladly announced later this year.

On behalf of the organisers and organising partners, we wish you all the best until we see you.

Thank you all for your understanding and support!

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Since its foundation in 2017, the Cultures Conference has acted as a learning platform for academic and educational institutions, research centres, institutes, organisations and industry, enabling presentation, discussion and education on key issues, trends and recent developments in the social sciences, humanities, arts, education, business and management fields. Scholars, researchers, practitioners, consultants, trainers, professionals and policy makers from across the world are invited to share their expertise, research results, new ideas, solutions and valuable experience. The conference is an opportunity for attendees to establish academic and business relations and find global partners for future collaboration.


CTICDS 2021 encourages interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, and theoretical and empirical papers! Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following areas: 


Cultural Identity and Diaspora, Identity and Nationalism, Cultural Imperialism, Ethnicity, Race and Conflict, Identity and Belonging, Cultural Integration and Immigration, Migration and Identity, Marginalisation and Minorities, Xenophobia and Ethnocentrism, Culture Shock and Adaptation, Cultural Heritage and Identity, Arts and Cultural Management, Religion and Culture, Religion and Identity, Religion and Morality, Religion and Spirituality, Religions and Beliefs Systems, Cultural Relativism, Ethnography and Culture, Oral History and Ethnography, Folklore and Modernity.


Interculturalism vs. Multiculturalism, Intercultural Communication and Diplomacy, Cultural Stereotyping and Intercultural Communication, Developing Intercultural Sensitivity, Intercultural Awareness and Intercultural Empathy, Intercultural Communication and Cultural Stereotypes, Intercultural Relations, Integration and Intercultural Dialogue in Europe, European Backlash against Multiculturalism, Intercultural Language Teaching, Politics of Multiculturalism, COVID-19 and Cultural Adjustment.


Language, Power and Ideology, Education for Global Citizenship, Bilingual Education, Minority and Heritage Languages, English as a Lingua Franca, Foreign Language Education, Language and Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Competence through Language Education, Multilingualism and Multilingual Education, Adult Education, Digital Education, Education for Innovation, International Educational Exchange Programs, Enterprise Education, Education and Gender Equality, Inclusive Education Systems, Ethical Issues in Education, Cultural Education.


Gender Identity and Roles, Gender and Marginalised Groups, Gender Relations and Conflict, Education for Gender Equality, Gender and Sexuality, Women and Leadership, Women and Politics, Women in Entrepreneurship, Career and Motherhood, Hegemonic Masculinity, Gender Differences in Communication, Women and Technology, Gender Inequality in Employment, Patriarchy, Sexism and Gender Differences, Gender Norms and Stereotypes, Feminist Art, Transnational Feminism, Feminism and Mass Media, Feminism and Popular Culture.


Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law, Humanitarian Diplomacy, Refugee Crises and Human Rights, Humanitarian Organisations and Humanitarian Work, Humanitarian Innovation Programmes, Humanitarian Leadership, Humanitarian and Disaster Relief, Humanitarian Relief Chains, Future of Humanitarian Action, NGOs and Development, NGOs and Education, NGOs and Civil Society, NGOs and Issues of Accountability, NGOs and Peacebuilding, NGOs as Conflict Managers.


Social Enterprise and Community Development, Social Enterprise and Sustainability, Social Enterprise: Trends and Developments, Social Enterprise and Corporate Social Responsibility, Social Enterprise and Innovation, Social Enterprise and Gender, Social Entrepreneurship in Education, Global Social Entrepreneurship, Business Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Cultural Diversity and Entrepreneurship, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Social Entrepreneurship and Cultural Change.


Diversity Management Practices, Workplace Diversity and Inclusion, Equality and Diversity Policies, Cultural Diversity and Implications, Models for Diversity Training, Policy Making on Diversity in/out of Europe, Country Perspectives on Diversity and Equality, Age Diversity, Gender Diversity and Leadership, Inclusive Leadership, Corporate Diversity Programmes, Diversity Climate Perceptions, Diversity and CSR, Politics of Diversity, Religion, Equal Opportunities and Fairness.


National vs. Corporate Culture, Cross-cultural Management, Cross-cultural Business Relationships, Intercultural Dimensions of Business, Intercultural Service Encounters, Intercultural Business Communication, Intercultural Business Networks, Cultural Differences in Business Ethics, Cultural Styles of Conflict Management, Negotiation Styles in Intercultural Business Communication, Global Leadership Skills, Culture-sensitive Strategies, Cross-cultural Training for Business Expatriates, Cultural Adaptation and Business Relationships, Intercultural Competence for Global Leaders.


Global Management Competencies, Management in Developing Countries, Competitiveness of Nations and Firms, Emerging Markets, Language Issues in Multinational Management, English for International Business, Competing in the Global Marketplace, Modern Global Economy, International Expansion, Coordination in Global Teams, The Global Manager's Work, Mergers and Acquisitions, National Business Systems, HRM Best Practice, International HRM, Global vs. Local CSR Strategies, Doing Business in Europe/Middle East/Asia/Africa.

Under the Auspices of the Cultural Centre of Chania and the Region of Crete-Regional Unit of Chania
Under the Auspices of the Cultural Centre of Chania and the Region of Crete-Regional Unit of Chania


Abstract submission: -                                       

Notification of acceptance or rejection: Within 12 days

Open Peer Review Process

Abstracts submitted to CTICDS will undergo an open peer review by the scientific committee. Results of the abstract review will be sent to the author within 12 days of submission. Acceptance or rejection of the paper will be sent to you with reviewer comments. If revision is required, the revised abstract must be sent back within a week. If your abstract is accepted, you will be invited to register for the CTICDS Conference.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

An abstract should be submitted by completing the Abstract Submission Form and sending it to Dr Eirini Daskalaki at:

After submission of your abstract, we will acknowledge its receipt via email within four working days. You are advised to check that you have included the following before submission:

  • Relevant and complete title (ideally up to 15 words)
  • Full names, affiliations, email address(es) of the author(s)
  • Abstract (up to 300 words)
  • Presenter's bio (up to 120 words)
  • If a research abstract is submitted: research objectives, methodology, findings, research results, future scope/suggestions
  • Up to five keywords for abstract
  • Language: only English
  • Font size: Arial 10                                                               
 Publication Opportunity

Extended papers are being invited for review and potential publication in a journal or edited book. More information coming soon! 


ORAL PRESENTATION: Specific allocated time will be given to presenters and additional minutes will be added for Q&A (questions and answers), which will be moderated by the session chair. The required technical equipment will be provided for PowerPoint presentations.

POSTER PRESENTATION: Each poster must include text in a large enough font to be read easily on an A1 poster (594 x 841 mm). Material should be displayed in logical sequence (introduction, development, conclusion). We strongly recommend avoiding glossy or heavy material when printing your poster.

WORKSHOP: You are welcome to organise a workshop relevant to the theme of the conference if you prefer to give your audience a first-hand learning experience.

PANEL DISCUSSION: Suggested topic "Global impact of the Coronovarius COVID-19".

A Message from the Conference Chair

Since its conception and foundation in 2017, the Cultures Conference has focused on a variety of themes related to culture, diversity, languages, multiculturalism, migration, gender, cross-cultural behaviour, intercultural communication, training, education, humanitarian aid, NGOs, religion, organisational diversity, international management and business. The first Cultures Conference took place on 29 September 2018 in the Chania area of Crete, Greece, with a theme of 'Communication across Cultures: Challenges and Prospects in the Global Context' and speakers from the USA (Texas, Pennsylvania, New York and Wisconsin), Brussels, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Russia and Africa. The event was held under the auspices of the Cultural Centre of Chania and the region of Crete-regional unit of Chania, with a local arrangements chair - Mariana Kavroulaki, an archaeologist and food historian.

Founder and organiser of the Cultures Conference is Dr Eirini Daskalaki. She is the Academic Director and Head of Research at ACC Akademia College in Cyprus. She holds a BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Pedagogy and Psychology from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), an MA in Intercultural Business Communication from the University of Central Lancashire (UK) and a PhD in Intercultural Communication and Business Strategy in the Hotel Industry from the University of Glasgow (UK). Dr Daskalaki has given presentations to international conferences and delivered workshops in Poland, Cyprus, Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany. When she lectures she teaches on a variety of courses related to business and management, and tourism and hospitality. Whilst, her area of expertise concerns the leisure/hospitality sector and intercultural communication, her research interests also include a variety of HRM related fields such as: learning/training and development, diversity, and entrepreneurship. She is an exceptionally strong academic, researcher and practitioner, and a native speaker of Greek and fluent in English, as she has lived in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2019. She is an editorial team member for the International Journal of Business and Globalisation (IJBG) and an editorial team member for the Journal of Education, Innovation and Communication (JEICOM). She is often invited to act as a reviewer for renowned international multidisciplinary journals and for book chapters for international publishers. 

We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone to the second Cultures Conference and hosting a fruitful event!                                                                                                                                                     


                                                                                                                                           Dr Eirini Daskalaki