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The most recent WFRN conference, the 2016 conference, was a terrific, exciting event, held right in the nation's capital, right at the height of the presidential election season on June 23-25, 2016. About 650 work and family researchers from around the world (40+ countries) attended this event. WFRN President Phyllis Moen and the conference program committee worked hard to achieve four goals - that the conference be Informative, Interesting, and Interactive, as well as Fun! On the day before the conference (Wednesday, June 22) a Congressional Education and Policy Day was held on Capitol Hill, and the first day of the conference (Thursday, June 23) featured Practitioner Day, a program within the program of particular interest to practitioners as well as researchers interested in engaging with practitioners. There was time for Special Interest Groups to convene, and an array of special workshops including a Mentoring Workshop and Idea Incubators.
Attendees at previous conferences have included the global community of work and family academics and scholars, such as faculty, staff, students, teachers, and researchers. Policy advocates, policy makers, practitioners, journalists, and interested others were also in attendance. The 2016 conference featured a Practitioner Day.
The next WFRN conference will be held in June 2018. The specific date and location have not yet been confirmed. Stay tuned!
Conference registration fees (in US dollars) for the 2016 WFRN conference are noted below. The fees for the next conference in 2018 have not yet been set.
General (non-member) registration $500
Member registration $300
Student registration $100
If you are presenting at a WFRN conference, you must be a member. You do not have to be a member to attend a conference. However, WFRN members receive a discounted conference rate.
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2016 WFRN CONFERENCE.
Yes, if you are presenting at the conference you must be a WFRN member.
The June 23-25, 2016 conference was held at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Information about hotel and travel for the 2018 conference is not yet available.
I was unable to attend the 2016 conference, but would like to view the presentations. Is that possible?
The deadline for submissions for the 2016 WFRN conference was November 2, 2015. The deadline for the next conference in 2018 has not yet been set.