The second workshop arranged by the Organizing Extreme Contexts network was hosted at Umeå university 28-29th of January, 2016. The theme was “Strategizing and Organizing in Extreme Contexts”. The workshop was organized by Markus Hällgren, Umeå university, Linda Rouleau at HEC Montreal and Daniel Geiger, University of Hamburg. The workshop gathered 35 international and interdisciplinary scholars interested in research on extreme contexts. The two days were filled with a variety of activities including paper discussions and lively master classes. Master classes included how to publish research on Extreme contexts, the use of fiction in research on extreme contexts, methodological access challenges of extreme context research.