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.

Call for abstracts

This year's IATUR conferences invites abstracts for papers that deal with any aspect of time-use research, including but not limited to:

  • communicating time-use research findings to the public
  • history of time-use surveys
  • collection methods of time use surveys
  • big data and machine learning applications to time-use data
  • empirical analyses of time-use data
  • using time-use data to inform and evaluate social policy
  • well-being and time-use
  • societal trends in time-use
  • visualization of time-use data and research findings
  • time-use research methodology (quantitative methods, modeling, analytical approaches)
  • or any other paper related to time-use research [other]

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 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 March 2019 – Deadline abstract submission
  • 10 March 2019 – Registration period
  • 31 March 2019 – Last notification of abstract acceptance
  • 10 May 2019 – Deadline early bird registration
  • 10 June 2019 – Deadline registration period
  • 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