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We welcome you to a joint event between The University of Queensland Business School and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile: Doing Consumption Differently: Theorising Consumer Culture V on 11 and 12 November 2021.

This research symposium is the fifth in the annual Theorising Consumer Culture series in Santiago, Chile, and for the first time will be held online. Our aim this year is to encourage participants to develop new approaches to understanding consumption in developing/emergent economies.

What can you expect from the event?

Inspiring keynote speakers

On the first day, you will hear from two inspiring academic keynote speakers:

Excellent faculty mentors

Participants will then have the opportunity to share their own research and get feedback from faculty mentors:

Thought-provoking industry panel

On the second day, we will be joined by a panel of thought-provoking experts who will provide industry insights:

  • Andres Sciarrotta, Marketing Director of NotCo
  • Ben Kneppers, Co-founder of Bureo
  • Verónica de la Cerda, CEO of Triciclos

The panel will be followed by brainstorming sessions with participants to set a research agenda for doing consumption differently.

For more information about the event, please contact Flavia Cardoso (

How to apply

Please follow the submission instructions outlined in the call for submissions. All applications should be sent by e-mail to by 19 September 2021. Notification of decisions will be sent via email during October. 

While anyone is welcome to apply, priority will be given to scholars from Latin America and UQ HDRs working in CCT or related areas.

Meet the organising committee

This event is funded by the UQ Global Strategy and Partnerships Seed Funding Round One 2021. For more information:

About the Theorising Consumer Culture Series

The first Theorising Consumer Culture workshop was organised in 2016 by Daiane Scaraboto and Pilar Rojas-Gaviria. Since then it has grown into a successful annual event, featuring renowned guests, speakers and mentors.

With partnership seeding funding in 2018 and 2021, we have kept the event going and look forward to seeing it evolve in the future.

About Business School Events

The Business School proudly hosts a range of events throughout the year, independently, in conjunction with The University of Queensland, and with our industry partners. Our events may appeal to audiences of prospective, current or past students, members of the public or industry professionals. 


Online - If your submission is successful, you will be sent a link to join on Zoom.

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