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.
This year's IATUR conferences invites abstracts for papers that deal with any aspect of time-use research, including but not limited to:
The deadline for submitting abstracts for guaranteed consideration for oral presentations is 10 March 2019. All people who submitted their abstracts by this date will have received notification of acceptance by 31 March 2019. The final deadline for submitting abstracts for guaranteed consideration of oral and poster presentations is 10 May 2019; submitters who meet this deadline will receive a notification of acceptance/rejection by 31 May 2019.
Registration for the 41st International Association for Time Use Research Conference is now open. Click here to register.
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