The keynote speaker for the conference is Professor Martin Parker, Professor of Organisation and Culture at the School of Management, University of Leicester. Professor Parker taught at Leicester from 2003-10. He previously held posts at Staffordshire, Keele and Warwick universities. His background is in anthropology, sociology and cultural studies. From 2008 - 2012, he was joint Editor in Chief of the journal, Organization: The Critical Journal of Organization, Theory and Society.