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Deadline for Submissions to the 2014 Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) Conference

October 18, 2013




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

The submission deadline for the WFRN Conference website is October 18, 2013.   Submission forms will be available in late spring 2013.

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.

Eligibility: Although anyone can submit, only members of the Work and Family Researchers Network who have paid their dues and conference registration fees may appear on the conference program. Dues and conference registration fees may be paid after decisions about submissions have been made.

In order to promote broad participation of the work-family community, individuals may be a first author or main presenter on no more than two submissions.  This limit does not apply to other session roles. For example, conference participants may be co-authors, moderators or have other service roles on any number of sessions.

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

Email workandfamily@sas.upenn.edu with questions.

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