*Please note that the conference sessions are at capacity. Please join us for the public keynote and reception.*

Thursday, May 4

12:30  Coffee and Registration

1:00-1:30  Opening Remarks: Towards a Critical Corporate Studies

  • Justin Douglas, Bretton Fosbrook, and Kira Lussier

1:30 - 3:30  Circuits & Infrastructures

  • Calculating Space: The Rise of the Logistical Corporation, Deb Cowen, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  • How Does a Settler State Secure the Circuitry of Capital, Shiri Pasternak, School for the Study of Canada, Trent University
  • Life Cycles as Tools for Managing People and Things, Dan Bouk, Department of History, Colgate University
  • Gaslighting and Corporate Environmental Violence, Michelle Murphy, Technoscience Research Unit, University of Toronto
  • Producing Innovation in the Broader Public Sector: From Rules to Deals and Back Again, Mariana Valverde, Centre for Criminology and Sociolegal Studies, University of Toronto

4:00 - 6:00  Public Keynote Talk, George Ignatieff Theatre, University of Toronto, 15 Devonshire Place

  • Corporate Speculation: Techniques for Calibrating Our Future: (can science & corporate capitalism coexist?) (the answer is currently no), Joseph Dumit, Department of Anthropology, UC Davis

6:00 - 8:00  Reception, Massey College

Friday, May 5, 2017

9:00  Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:30 - 11:30  Maximizing the Value of Difference  

  • There is an "I" in Team: The Psychological Training Seminar in Corporate America, Kira Lussier, Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto
  • Time Management and the Pursuit of Productivity, Melissa Gregg, Principal Engineer, Intel Corporation
  • Power Tools: Empowerment, Innovation, and the Corporate Use of Feminist Values, Matt Wisnioski, Department of Science, Technology and Society, Virginia Tech
  • Racial Visions: Uncertainty, Diversity Techniques, and Corporate Relationality, Luzilda Carrillo Arciniega, Department of Anthropology, UC Irvine

11:30-12:15  Alternative Itineraries for Studying Corporate Techniques [Methods Talk]:

  • On Footwork, or How to Get People Talking in a Town that Wants to Forget, Laine Nooney, School of Literature, Media, and Communication, Georgia Tech
  • Commentary, Elspeth Brown, Department of History, University of Toronto

12:15 - 1:15  Lunch

1:15 - 3:15  Data Systems & Subjectivities

  •  The Smart Mandate: Ubiquitous Computing, Environment, and “Resilient Hope," Orit Halpern, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Concordia University
  • The Third Science: Big Data and the Political Economy of Digital AutomationMartha Poon, Department of Anthropology, Columbia University and New School for Social Research
  • Mapping Carceral Infrastructures: Techniques and Technologies of Control in the Corporate Imagination, Elise Thorburn, Social Justice Research Unit, Brock University
  • Worker Privacy and the New Behaviorism (Same as the Old Behaviorism), Luke Stark, Department of Sociology, Dartmouth College

3:15-4:00  Coffee Break

4:00-6:00  Strategies & Subversions  

  • Corporate Research and Union Corporate Campaigns in Late 20th- Century America, Grace Davie, Department of History, Queens College, City University of New York
  • Adapting Corporate Planning: Living Systems and the Royal Dutch Shell Learning Conferences, Bretton Fosbrook, Department of Science and Technology Studies, York University
  • "Follow the Money:" The Bank Lobby's Unyielding Quest for Legislative Profits, Justin Douglas, Department of History, University of Toronto    
  • Temporary Workers and Flexible Corporations in Silicon Valley, 1970-1990, Louis Hyman, History of Capitalism Initiative and Institute for Workplace Studies, Cornell University

6:00-6:30  Preparation for Tomorrow's Reflection

7:00-9:00  Conference Dinner

Saturday, May 6, 2017

10-12  Reflection Discussion & Breakfast: What might a ‘critical corporate studies’ look like? Concepts, problems, and next steps.

  • Michelle Murphy, Facilitator

12   Goodbyes