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The 23rd Uddevalla Symposium 2020 will take place on June 11-13 2020, in Sweden. The venue Stenungsbaden is beautifully situated by the water on the swedish westcoast, not far from Gothenburg.   

Call for papers

The Call for Papers is now published.

Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Abreu, University of Cambridge, UK
Prof. Zoltan Acs, George Mason University, USA
Prof. Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, University of Buffalo, USA
Assoc. Prof. Tom Brökel, University of Stavanger, Norway
Prof. Susanne Durst, University West, Sweden
Prof. Maryann Feldman, University of North Carolina, USA
Prof. Nicolai Foss, Bocconi University, Italy
Dr. Sari Kerr, Wellesley College, USA
Prof. Dr. Annekatrin Niebuhr, Kiel University, Germany
Prof. Andrés Rodríguez-Pose, London School of Economics, UK
Prof. Michael Storper, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, USA

Important deadlines

Abstract submission

January 28th, 2020 --> Extended deadline February 5th, 2020

Notification of abstract acceptance, approximately

February 28th, 2020

Final paper due

May 18th, 2020

Early registration deadline (Early bird)

April 17th, 2020 (included)

Registration deadline

May 12th, 2020

Hotel reservation

May 1st, 2020 (agreed prices at the Stenungsbaden Hotel & Conference)


The 23rd Uddevalla Symposium 2020 is organized by the University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Sweden. The symposium sponsors and co-financers are:

European Regional Science Association ERSA

Företagsekonomiska Institutet (FEI), Stockholm, Sweden

LINA- Learning for the New and Working Life - (Work Integrated Learning), Universlty West, Trollhättan, Sweden.

Municipality of Uddevalla, Uddevalla, Sweden

Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, USA

University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Trollhättan, Sweden


Updated by Rebecca Olsson