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2014 Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference

June 19, 2014 - June 21, 2014



Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy
June 19-21, 2014
The Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York, New York USA


The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites submissions for the 2014 Conference, Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy, to be held June 19-21, 2014 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. The Work and Family Researchers Network is an international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers.  We seek fresh and innovative scientific contributions on work and family issues from investigators in diverse disciplines. We value all disciplinary perspectives on the issues, including, but not limited to, anthropology, business and management, economics, family studies, political science, psychology, public health, social work, sociology, and related fields. The voices of all stakeholders are needed to understand and address work and family issues to advance knowledge and practice. We also encourage policy advocates, policy makers, and work-life practitioners to submit evidence-based contributions. New for 2014 is the addition of practitioners to the program committee, in an effort to encourage practitioner and policy-oriented submissions and promotion of researcher and practitioner/policy maker collaboration.  Also, new is organizing the meeting to kickoff with a preconference of meetings of Early Career Scholars, WFRN officers, committees, and member volunteers on June 18.

Speakers for the 2014 Conference include: Lotte Bailyn, MIT;  Marian Baird, University of Sydney (Australia); Shelley Correll, Stanford University; Pearl Dykstra, Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands); Jeffrey Greenhaus, Drexel University; Dan Henry, Bright Horizons; Jeff Hill, Brigham Young University; Arlie Hochschild, University of California Berkeley; Sue Lewis, Middlesex University (UK); Phyllis Moen, University of Minnesota; Natalia Sarkisian, Boston College; Jennifer Swanberg, University of Maryland; Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, Purdue University; and more.

The Submission Deadline to the WFRN Conference website is October 18, 2013.   Submission forms will be available in late spring 2013. Abstracts for six types of submissions are invited:
1.    An individual paper presentation
2.    A symposium organized by the applicant with three to four papers on a single theme, or competing or alternative opposing perspectives on a theme
3.    Professional development workshops
4.    Round table discussions
5.    Individual poster presentations
6.    “Author meets critics” sessions to discuss books that have broad appeal

Please Contact workandfamily@sas.upenn.edu with questions.


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