TCR Dialogical Conferences

Transformative Consumer Research is an academic movement that seeks to do rigorous scholarly research that has areal social impact. As such, we are innovating new models of research collaboration and dissemination.


The dialogical conference is a space of possibility where small groups of researchers who share common commitments to social problems can come together for an extended period to engage in democratic dialogue. In a relaxed setting, scholars with different levels of experience can leverage their distributed wisdom to think expansively. This is an open process driven by curiosity and collaboration.


These two-day exchanges have built new social networks of researchers who have collaborated on published research articles. We are also beginning to build the capacity of our community to do transformative work.

2019 Transformative Consumer Research (TCR) Conference website

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