Beyond Horizons Conference

Intersections of the ACADEMIC and BUSINESS world in the field of CULTURE and DIVERSITY

Beyond Horizons conference is organised under the auspices of the Rector of ŠKODA AUTO University, Mr. Pavel Mertlík, and a member of the Board of Management of ŠKODA AUTO for People & Culture, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at ŠKODA AUTO University, Ms. Maren Gräf.  

Please accept our warm invitation to this unique event!
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Conference Aims

The aim of the Beyond Horizons conference is to bring together a broad international forum, academic and professional institutions and companies, and to show how these cooperate in today's rapidly expanding world, what are their common themes, interconnections and future possibilities and perspectives. As part of this event, it will be possible to attend sections focused on research but also practical solutions and sharing best practices.  


Conference Date:
1-2 June 2023
Conference Venue:
ŠKODA AUTO University campus, Na Karmeli 1457, 293 01 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

Pre-conference programme will start on 31 May 2023 with pre-conference session. Cultural programme including afternoon meeting with projects partners will be closed by joint pre-conference dinner.

* The detailed programme will be specified during spring 2023.

The conference language is English.

Conference Sections

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Critical Incidents   

› CIs in education
› CIs in corporate practice
› Didactic use of CIs
› CIs as case studies
› CIs as a tool for personal and professional development

Promoting Diversity in Corporate Practice

› Diversity management in companies
› Diversity and inclusion in practice
› Language management in companies
› Migration issues – labour migration, integration

Promoting Diversity in Academic Practice 

› Diversity management in HEI 
› Language policies and organized (institutional) language management
› Hot themes in the public debate / Current trends and challenges
› Modern teacher professional development - skills and competences, trainings

Varied Approaches to Language Education in the Time of Globally Interconnected World    

› Methodologies and teaching/learning strategies
› Developing key competencies – language, communication, soft-skills, intercultural communication
› Simple language management in learning practice› Autonomous and life-long learning
› Plurilingual issues – competencies, strategies, cultures in contact
› Needs analysis