The International Association for Time Use Research (IATUR) is pleased to announce the 41st IATUR conference at the American University in Washington DC, USA. The main conference takes place from 10-12 July 2019 and will be hosted by the School of Public Affairs of the American University together with the Population Research Center of the University of Maryland. 

This year's conference theme is: Communicating Time Use Research to the Public. Even the highest quality academic research often sits behind journal paywalls and impenetrable professional jargon. This is a shame, particularly when it comes to interdisciplinary time-use research, which has the potential to inform policy debates, public perceptions, and professions, sectors, and academic disciplines outside the mainstream time-use community. The 2019 IATUR conference theme is about conducting and communicating research to policy makers and the broader public. Plenary sessions will include discussions of effective presentations and data visualization, translating academic research and writing for the general public, and developing productive cross-sector collaborations between academic researchers and non-profit and government institutions that wish to use data to make evidence-based policy and decisions.


Full Conference Program [downloadable pdf]


Remember, conference activities are located in the Spring Valley Building, 4801 MASSACHUSETTS AVENUE NW 20016. There is a parking garage under the building. AU's RED SHUTTLE runs to SVB every 15 minutes from main campus and from the Tenleytown Metro Stop.


Follow along the conference happenings on the twitter hashtag #IATUR2019 and follow @IATUR.


Wednesday July 10th


9:00-                Registration Desk Opens


9:30-10:00      Opening Remarks


10:00-11:00    Plenary Session 1: How to make everyone else find your research as interesting as you do


 --With Libby Nelson, news editor of


11-11:30         Coffee Break


11:30-1:00      Parallel Break-Out Session 1


1:00-2:30        Lunch [generously provided by the Maryland Population Research Center]


2:30-4              Plenary 2: Special session in tribute to John Robinson’s contributions to time-use research, hosted by Professor Liana    Sayer of the University of Maryland


4-5                   Main Poster Session


5-6                   Opening Reception [generously provided by AU’s School of Public Affairs]


~ 7:30              Trolley Tour of D.C.’s Monuments at Night [information forthcoming]



Thursday July 11th


8:00-9:00        Registration


9:00-10:30      Parallel Break-Out Session 2


10:30-11         Coffee Break & Poster Session 1


11-12:30         Parallel Break-Out Session 3


12:30-2            Lunch


2:00-3:00        Plenary 3: How to give an effective presentation,


  --With Mark Ellwood and Jon Schwabish


3-3:30              Coffee Break & Poster Session 2


3:30-5              Parallel Break-Out Session 4


5-6:30              Break


6:30-8:30        Gala Dinner at Maggiano’s (Chevy Chase)


Friday July 12th


8:00-9:00        Registration


9:00-10:30      Parallel Break-Out Session 5


10:40-12:10    Parallel Break-Out Session 6


12:10-1:30      Lunch


1:30-3:00        Parallel Break-Out Session 7; Conference concludes



Registration is now open

Registration for the 41st International Association for Time Use Research Conference is now open. Click here to register.

Reduced membership and conference fee

IATUR offers a reduced membership and conference fee for students, people who have retired from full-time employment, and people based low income countries. To see the criteria for eligibility for these reductions, select this option in your Profile under the Billing tab. If you meet these criteria, please upload evidence of your eligibility. You will be notified by e-mail if your request for this reduction is approved. This reduction only applies after you receive this confirmation e-mail. Please do not pay for your membership and/or conference fee before you have received this e-mail. We normally take up to 3 working days to process requests. In August, requests may take longer to process.

Important dates

  • 10-12 July 2019 – IATUR conference
  • 10 July 2019 – Welcome reception
  • 10 July 2019 – Monuments at night tour
  • 11 July 2019 – IATUR general assembly
  • 11 July 2019 – Conference gala dinner
  • 13 July 2019 – Mount Vernon tour

Cancellation policy

  • cancellation requests received before 15 June 2019 will be refunded after deduction of 50 Euro administration fee
  • 50% of registration costs will be refunded if cancellation requests are received between 15 June and 30 June 2019
  • from 1 July 2019, conference registration costs cannot be refunded