Time use and wellbeing: the challenges ahead in a post-pandemic era of uncertainty



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We are pleased to announce the upcoming IATUR conference call for papers for the 44th annual conference of the International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) to be held in Montréal, Québec, Canada, August 16-19, 2022.


The event will take place in the Cœur des Sciences (Heart of Science) campus of the University of Québec in Montréal, right next to the vibrant Quartier des spectacles and downtown Montréal.


This year’s conference theme will be: Time use and wellbeing: the challenges ahead in a post-pandemic era of uncertainty.  


Through keynotes and highlight sessions, the conference organizers hope to address observed changes in activities, habits and organization of people’s time during the past years of pandemic lockdowns, mobility and work restrictions. They further hope to gather prospective insights about the impact of this period on the coming years, once COVID-19 recedes. How can we catalyze on this collective experience to improve the lives of individuals, workers and families? Can we develop or transform policies to achieve this?  


More generally, the conference will host more than 150 time use researchers, professionals and students from around the world on themes related to advances in methodological and data collection tools, comparative analyses between country policies and on classic thematic analyses related to this broad field of research. These include, but are not limited to: 


·       Gender inequalities in use of time;

·       Sociodemographics of time allocation;

·       Work, health, safety and labour relations policies;

·       Telework and relationships with time allocation;

·       Digitisation, information technology and impacts on allocation of time;

·       Perceptions on time use, free time and time crunch;

·       Time use and public services;

·       Time use policy evaluation at the local level;

·       Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and time use policies;

·       Time use and its links to energy consumption and energy transition;

·       Time use research methodologies;

·       Time use surveys design and implementation;

·       Time use for program or public policy evaluation;

·       Any other issues related to how groups of individuals conceive, manage and use their time.


Key dates:


The early deadline for submitting abstracts for guaranteed consideration of oral and poster presentations is Friday April 15, 2022. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Friday April 29, 2022 and are guaranteed their choice of oral presentation or poster sessions.


The final deadline for submitting abstracts is Friday May 20, 2022. Submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by Friday, June 3, 2022. We cannot guarantee desired placement of abstracts submitted after the early deadline. All abstracts will undergo a formal peer-review evaluation by the local scientific committee.


Conference timeline


·       Abstract submission site open: 20 March 2022

·       Early deadline abstract submission: 15 April 2022

·       Early notification of abstract acceptance: 29 April 2022

·       Extended deadline abstract submission: 20 May 2022

·       Last notification of abstract acceptance (extended): 3 June 2022


·       Early bird registration open: 29 April 2022

·       Early bird registration deadline: 10 June 2022

·       Deadline registration: 8 July 2022


·       Pre-conference workshop 16 August 2022

·       Conference 17-19 August 2022

·       Welcome reception 17 August 2022

·       Gala diner 18 August 2021

·       General assembly 19 August 2022