RISE 2024

Conference Theme and Call for Submissions

From Thoughts to Assets: The Journey of Transforming Innovation and Creativity into Value

Saint Joseph University in Beirut, CIS

Beirut, Lebanon, 25-26-27 November 2024

Hybrid Format

RISE Conference


Abstract submission

Jul 30, 2024

Full paper submission

Aug 30, 2024

Decisions announced

Sep 30, 2024

Program announced

Nov 15, 2024


Nov 25-26-27, 2024

The proceedings committee will invite a selection of papers to submit to a special issue from the Organization Development Journal dedicated to RISE 2024. Invited papers will go through a second round of reviews.

 Conference Chair

Dr. Pierre El Haddad, Professor of Organization Development


RISE 2024

Conference Theme and Call for Submissions

Driving natural evolution is an attribute of human genius. In their quest for a better life, people are on the vanguard of evolution with innovation and hustle through evolutionary epistemology with research. Innovation and research share the same root; innovation in the doing in ways we haven’t before, and research in the knowing of things we haven’t before.

Modern life requires grinding ever faster tracks of innovation. Demographic shifts, technological leaps, genomic advances, the enormous challenges of a shifting global balance and environmental imbalance, and the sheer intensity and frequency of crises call upon faster, bolder, and more innovation and knowledge production and their diffusion. The effective articulation of capabilities to respond to challenges and constraints, and to create, convey, and capture sustainable value have become a necessity, a survival kit. The responsibility is collective. RISE (Research with Impact for Society and the Enterprise) conference embodies this dynamic through the collective creative process it has been promoting.

The scientific and organization committees of the fourth edition of RISE conference invite the vivid actors of society in general, and business and academia in particular, to investigate the ways and means to create sustainable value from novelty. It invites them to investigate transforming thoughts into assets, articulating science and practice, and turning knowledge creation into creation of value.

RISE 2024 extends into all areas of innovation and how to transform them into value for the benefit of society. Management, economics, hard sciences, engineering, medical sciences and practice, public health, education, humanities, creative arts, design, religious sciences, law, civil society, and public administration are invited to share their challenges and expertise. Emphasis is put on collaborative research “with” practitioners and “within” fields of practice, and the creation of value from innovation. All research orientations and endeavors are included.