Inaugural meeting of the new Work and Family Researchers Network (June 14–16, 2012)
A Feminist Work and Family Agenda-Heidi Hartmann
The theme of the conference is Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Work and Family.
Join your work and family colleagues at this inaugural event. With over 800 presenters and 125 sessions, you don't want to miss the latest work and family research from around the world. Approximately 30% of the attendees are from outside the US, and represent more than 30 countries including Chile, Pakistan, Ghana, China, Japan, Kenya, Italy, Singapore and Nigeria.
The conference features cutting-edge research and synthetic overviews of various topic areas. The program includes invited papers as well as those accepted via an open-submission process.
Important Conference Information
Conference logistics and presentation information is available here.
Confirmed Speakers include:
- Peter Cappelli, Professor of Management; Director, Center for Human Resources, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
- Kathleen Christensen, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
- Nancy Folbre, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
- Ellen Galinsky, President, Families and Work Institute
- Arne Kalleberg, Professor of Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Joan Williams, Professor of Law; Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings College of the Law
We hope to see you there! Please help us to spread the word to colleagues, students, and especially to appropriate listservs and distribution lists.
Why Should I attend?
Don’t miss the first interdisciplinary work and family conference! Connect with your colleagues and peers from the various disciplines that comprise the work and family field.
Innovative sessions: In addition to the customary academic conference sessions, the conference will feature a number of professional development workshop such as:
- Publishing strategies;
- Interdisciplinary workshops designed for researchers in traditional disciplinary departments;
- Teaching workshops oriented to undergraduates or graduate students;
- Training workshops oriented to managers and policy makers;
- Policy workshops to discuss what policy makers need from researchers;
- Communication workshops aimed at improving your effectiveness in communicating research to the press and to organizational and public policy makers;
- Translation workshops designed to help facilitate the connection between research and organizational, community and policy interventions.