9th International Community, Work & Family Conference
June 15, 2023 - June 17, 2023
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
February 15, 2023

The 9th International Community, Work & Family Conference will bring together our global multidisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners to contribute to debates on the community, work and family fields and to stimulate further research towards a more inclusive future. The conference will also provide ample opportunities for networking. A pre-conference doctoral workshop will be held as a full-day event on June 14 at the Coppead Graduate School of Business. The morning session will focus on topics relevant for research students and the afternoon session will provide students with an opportunity to present their work and receive feedback.

Community, work and family are interconnected and central in many people´s lives; however, experiences of community, work and family vary greatly across diverse and changing contexts. The focus on inclusivity invites us to harness the power of diversity, to embrace the complexity of intersectionalities, and to question dominant approaches in the community-work-family interface.

This conference offers the opportunity to engage in learning and knowledge creation in new ways, which include a range of realities and experiences in work and family life. As a community of scholars and practitioners, we welcome reflections on how we might collectively build on our expertise and local knowledge to (re-)imagine avenues to reduce inequalities, explorations of how we might foster the potential to collaborate across current boundaries to facilitate knowledge exchange and capacity building, and ultimately work toward a more inclusive future. We hope to build on our own diversity in innovative and purposeful ways, focusing on improvements in health and wellbeing, inclusive socio-economic development, and the sustainability of communities.

​Abstracts can be submitted across a range of themes. Papers dealing with themes and issues in the field of community, work and family not mentioned below are also welcome. Please note that we are happy to accept submissions in English, Portuguese or Spanish.

For more details, please visit the other sections on this website or contact 2023icwf@gmail.com.