Work and Family Researchers Network Inaugural Conference, June 14-16, 2012
Excitement continues to build about the new Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN), the international membership organization of interdisciplinary work and family researchers. We’ve had a terrific response to our inaugural conference, Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Work and Family, June 14-16, 2012 in New York City. Over 700 participants from over 30 countries will be on the program. In addition to attendees from Europe, Canada and the U.S., scholars from Japan, India, Chile, and Australia will be well represented. Presenters comprise various disciplines of work and family scholarship, including sociology, management, psychology, family studies, political science, and economics. The conference will feature a number of innovative formats--sessions on mentoring, publishing, incubating ideas and research collaborations, as well as forums designed to help policy makers, practitioners and journalists translate research into practice.
The Work and Family Researchers Network (formerly the Sloan Network) is the premier peer community for multidisciplinary work and family scholars seeking to share their work and to meet each other both on and offline. While membership is geared toward the global community of work and family academics and scholars—including faculty, staff, students, teachers, and researchers—policy makers, practitioners, journalists and interested others are encouraged to get involved. The WFRN facilitates virtual and face-to-face interaction among work and family researchers from a broad range of fields and engages the next generation of work and family scholars.
WFRN provide opportunities for information sharing and networking via our website with a News Feed and Calendar. Archived materials from the Sloan Network are available. Coming soon is the Work and Family Commons, the first open access work and family subject matter repository.