World grounded theory day!

Grounded Theory Conference

Varieties of grounded theory:
an examination and celebration

Online webinar: March 12th, 2021

Manilla 9 a.m. PST/PhST (UTC/GMT -8 hours)
London 9 a.m. GMT (UTC +/- 0)
San Francisco 9 a.m. PST (UTC/GMT +8 hours)

We are an international group of grounded theory researchers and we invite you to join us on a ‘World Grounded Theory Day’ of celebration, discussion and debate of grounded theory in all its forms.  

Featured speakers and panel members are from different schools of grounded theory and are among the most respected in the areas they represent. In some cases speakers have pioneered new approaches. 

Listen to Tony Bryant introducing World Grounded Theory Day

Tickets are £20 each and registration will open on February 10th at 9 a.m. GMT.

Register for The Asia/Oceana panel, Manilla, 12 March, 2021. This event starts at 9 a.m. PST/PhST (which is noon in Melbourne and 2 p.m. in Auckland).

Register for the European panel, London, 12 March, 2021. This event starts at 9 a.m. GMT (which is 10.00 a.m. in Stockholm, 11 a.m. in Athens) Update: there is now a waiting list for this event but places remain for the event timed for the Americas, which will also work for European time zones.

Register for The Americas panel, San Francisco, 12 March 2021. This event starts at starts at 9 a.m. PST (which is noon in New York and Montréal and  2 p.m. in Rio de Janeiro and 6 p.m. Stockholm)


There will be 6 short presentations. A 50 minute panel discussion will take place at around 11.30 a.m. and will include questions from attendees. The presentations are: 

The Varieties of Grounded Theory presented by Antony Bryant

Antony Bryant, Leeds Beckett University, (UK), co-editor of the Sage Handbook of Grounded Theory, (Current Developments in Grounded Theory), and author of The Varieties of Grounded Theory.

Classic Grounded Theory presented by Tom Andrews

Tom Andrews, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University College Cork, (Ireland).

Constructivist Grounded Theory presented by Barry Gibson

Barry Gibson, University of Sheffield (UK), co-author (with Jan Hartman), Rediscovering Grounded Theory.

Situational Analysis presented by Adele Clark and Carrie Friese

Adele Clark, University of California (USA)  and Carrie Friese London School of Economics (UK) authors of Situational Analysis Grounded Theory After the Interpretive Turn (with Rachel S Washburn)

Straussian Grounded Theory presented by Jörg Strübing

Jörg Strübing, Institut für Soziologie, Universität Tübingen

Strauss and Corbin presented by Jane Mills

Jane Mills, La Trobe Rural Health School (Australia) co-author (with Melanie Birks) of Grounded Theory: A  Practical Guide.


Tom Andrews, University College Cork, Ireland
Antony Bryant, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom
Barry Gibson, Sheffield University, United Kingdom
Astrid Gynnild, University of Bergen, Norway
Lars Harryson, Lund University, Sweden
Vivian Martin, Central Connecticut State University, USA
Alvita Nathaniel, West Virginia University, United States of America
Pernilla Pergert, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden
Anna Sandgren, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Helen Scott, Grounded Theory Online, United Kingdom
Michael Thomas, University of Illinois Chicago, United States of America
Cathy Urquhart, Manchester Metropolitan University, United Kingdom