The Conference on Organizational Sciences Development is an event with a long tradition at the University of Maribor. Students, researchers, business people and public administration representatives working in organization and management from all over Europe attend every year. More than 300 participants from different countries were involved in this year’s exchange of knowledge from 35 different fields of work. The conference, which on this occasion brought the debate about responsible management of organizations into focus, commenced on 22 March 2017 with the opening ceremony and plenary session. The main speakers on the first day were the President of Domel Holding, d.d., Dr Jožica Rejec, and the CEO of Slovenia Control, Dr Franc Željko Županič. The second day of the conference was marked by the event ‘Business Excellence of Organizations’ and the annual Case Study Competition, while a speech by the Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Dr Maja Makovec Brenčič, was most definitely the highlight of the last day.