Sunny Costa Rica is the site for the 17th international conference of GLOBELICS<https://www.globelics.org/>, a global network of innovation studies scholars focused on the global South. The dates are November 3-5, 2021. We cordially invite you to submit your paper by the deadline of April 10. The conference theme is "INNOVATION SYSTEMS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: NEW STRATEGIES FOR GROWTH, SOCIAL WELFARE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY." See the Call for Papers<https://www.globelics.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Call-for-papers.pdf> for details then go to the paper submission site<https://www.conftool.com/globelics2021> to submit. You will have a choice of presenting in person or remotely. Costa Rica is welcoming visitors from every country of the world without quarantines. Health insurance is mandatory and available at low cost. When you leave the country, most airlines are requiring a negative COVID test close to departure; the tests are available at many sites with results in as little as four hours. COVID infection rates in Costa Rica and active cases are currently lower in comparison to United States and Canada. A chapter of GLOBELICS is in formation for North America and the Caribbean, to encourage research and education on innovation and development. Add your name here<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeDPz3obC4DHL0WtS1ak7H-0QJnQ0-1FQjlmOc7ZE63f95D9A/viewform> to the email list for more information. With kind regards -- Susan Cozzens, Claudia De Fuentes, Jahan Peerally, Thomas Woodson ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.