Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, you are kindly invited to the 15th IRDO International Conference 2020 – ONLINE PERFORMANCE!

We invite you to the 15th IRDO International Scientific and Business Conference entitled SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY AND CURRENT CHALLENGES 2020: PERSONAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE, to be held on 4 and 5 June 2020 in Maribor, Slovenia – in ONLINE PERFORMANCE. There is no need for you to be present at the Maribor location.  You can connect to the conference online and present your paper this way.

Due to the crisis and pandemic situation the conference will be held online (via Zoom or similar application). The physical presence of authors and participants in Maribor (Slovenia) is not needed. We invite you to participate at the conference as an author with your own contribution, presented  online. You can join us also as a participant only.

The main purpose of the conference is to look for connections between human responsibility towards society and ourselves for our shared sustainable future. Such individual responsibility is a prerequisite for social responsibility, without broader environmental and social responsibility there is no survival of mankind or no tool to achieve a sustainable development / future.

The emphasis this time is on the work of the individual, who can make a significant difference in society, and thus his active participation becomes the driving force for global renewal anywhere.

The EU has adopted a number of different strategies for the path out of the crisis, and the most recent one is the European Green Deal. More content on this topic can be found here:

Our participation in the conference will be in the spirit of the UN Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, incorporating 17 sustainable development goals. These are also enshrined in the Republic of Slovenia’s Development Strategy until 2030, but cannot be achieved without personal and social responsibility.

The 2020 Conference aims to provide a broader insight into what researchers, teachers, managers, and others, can do to integrate personal and social responsibility into the social and natural environment in which we operate.

Therefore, with a view to contributing to a sustainable future as a pathway from the current crisis, we will:

  • Discuss methods for developing concepts of personal responsibility in order to align them with the current developments in it and the necessary holistic development in the social, ecological and business environment, with particular emphasis on reflexive behavior, interdependence and creative collaboration.
  • Present examples of personally responsible behavior by individuals and groups in business, government and non-governmental organizations or active citizenship, and evaluate how to rethink standard processes from several aspects and how.
  • Introduce aspects of personal responsibility and its empowerment, e.g. caring for a healthy lifestyle, nutrition, sports, sleep, spirituality, the economic aspect of family care, self-care, ethics, education, culture, social, love, partnership, parenting and other aspects of personal and social responsibility that support planning, implementation and optimization socially responsible behavior.

    By sharing experience, theoretical and practical, we will help participants find the right path to socially responsible behavior in families and in organizations, for-profit and non-profit.

Therefore, we invite you to the conference as authors and/or listeners to share your experience, views and suggestions with other participants, including scientific and other researchers, top consultants, other professionals and experienced practitioners who will attend this conference as listeners and/or as contributing authors. Young authors, students involved in high and higher educational processes are also very welcome.

All potential authors, please do not hesitate to report on your work in the various topics of our conference! So far, over a thousand authors from all over the world have participated. The number of speakers is limited.

The instructions for contributing authors are described below. Please send us your application form as soon as possible to the following e-mail address:

See the invitation for AUTHORS to present papers and others at this link:
2020 IRDO Conference – Inivitation – Call for papers 27.3.2020 ENG ok

You can find the registration form for the conference here:
2020 IRDO SR-and-current-challenges-Registration form-ok

Please send us your application form as soon as possible to the following e-mail address:
The number of speakers is limited. Please find some crucial instructions for authors of papers in further reading.

Instructions for contributors (authors) can be found here:
SR-and-current-challenges-Sample matrix with technical instructions-2020
SR-and-current-challenges-Copyright statement-2020 ok

INFORMATION: IRDO – Inštitut za razvoj družbene odgovornosti, Preradovičeva ulica 26, SI-2000 Maribor.
Web:  E-mail:  Tel: +386 (0)31 344 883

Looking forward to enjoy your company at the 15th IRDO conference ONLINE (in Maribor, Slovenia)! 

With kind regards,

Prof. Emer. Dr. Peter Glavič, University of Maribor, Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology, and Vice-Chairman of the IRDO Conference Program Committee, m.p.

Prof. Emer. Dr., Dr. Matjaž Mulej, University of Maribor, Faculty of Economics and Business, President of the IRDO Expert Council and Chairman of the IRDO Conference Program Committee, m.p.