Garden Conversation with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, First International Conference on New Directons in the Humanities, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece
Plenary Session with Roger Keil, Spaces & Flows: Third International Conference on Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, USA
Opening Session, Eighth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, Canada
Eighth International Conference on Technology, Knowledge & Society, University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Curating interdisciplinary spaces, supporting professionally rewarding relationships, partnering with world class organizations.

At a Glance

24

24 annual conferences each year in partnerships with local committees and Knowledge Community Advisory Boards.

3,000+

Over 3,000 delegates attend our conferences each year.

45

On average, at our conferences, delegates come from over 45 countries.

Leading Thinkers, Emerging Voices

Common Ground Publishing's conferences have a rich history of featuring leading and emerging voices from the field, including:


  • Tariq Ali, Novelist, Historian and Political Campaigner, London, UK - International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, 2007
  • Judy Chicago, Artist, New York City USA - International Conference on the Arts in Society Conference 2009
  • Sean Cubitt, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia - International Conference on the Image, 2010
  • Barbara Formis, University Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, France -International Conference on Food Studies, 2014
  • James Paul Gee, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA - Learning Conference, multiple years
  • Jack Goody, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK - International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2003
  • Douglas Kellner, University of California, Los Angeles, USA - International Conference on the Image, 2010
  • Gunther Kress, University of London, London, USA Learning Conference, multiple years
  • Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA - International Conference on the Constructed Environment, 2011
  • Marcia Langton, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia - International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, 2000
  • Robin Mansell, London School of Economics, London, UK - Global Studies Conference, 2015
  • Juliet Mitchell, Jesus College, Cambridge, UK -International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, 2006
  • Aihwa Ong, University of California, Berkeley, USA - International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and Nations, 2005
  • Richard Pound, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, Vancouver, Canada - International Conference on Sport and Society, 2010
  • Saskia Sassen, University of Chicago, Chicago, USA, International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, 2006
  • Edward Soja, University of California, Los Angeles, USA - Spaces and Flows: An International Conference, 2010
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University, New York City - International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, 2003
  • John Urry, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK, Global Studies Conference, 2012
  • McKenzie Wark, Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts, New York City, USA, International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society, 2008

Centers of Excellence

Located in, hosted by, or co-programmed with the world’s thought leaders, including …

Engaging Policy Makers

Working with policy makers, putting the world of politics and ideas in conversation, including …

In Conversation with Major Events

Critical engagements with some of the world's major events, including …