Past Conferences

NCFR 2013 in San Antonio

2013 NCFR Annual Conference

Well-being of Children and Youth in Families and Communities
November 06, 2013 - November 09, 2013
Grand Hyatt, San Antonio, Texas

With pre-conference workshops Tuesday, Nov. 5.

NCFR 2012 Annual Conference

2012 NCFR Annual Conference

October 31, 2012 - November 03, 2012
Hyatt Hotel, Phoenix, Arizona
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2011 NCFR Annual Conference

"Families and the Shifting Economy"
November 16, 2011 - November 19, 2011
Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, Florida

Stimulating, Enlightening, Affordable, Warm

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2010 NCFR Annual Conference

Families and Innovation
November 03, 2010 - November 06, 2010
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Innovation is the creation of new objects or ideas - it is the process by which people introduce, re-think, adapt, surprise, generate, transform, and otherwise move some part of the world in a new direction. Innovation brings attention to human agency and creativity, and the importance of recognizing our capacity to think, act, and react beyond "the norm" or what is expected. The 2010 NCFR annual conference theme is "Families and Innovation." [See page for links to the conference program booklet; audio/video order form; program schedule; presentation downloads/handouts; and more]

2009 NCFR Annual Conference

Families in a Multicultural World
November 11, 2009 - November 14, 2009
Burlingame, California

The international character of San Francisco, the site for the 2009 NCFR Conference, will afford an exciting context for examining how diversity issues affect family scholarship, practice, policy, and education and how each of us might contribute to better understanding of the heterogeneity, as well as the commonalities of diverse families, not only in the United States, but also around the globe. [See page for links to the conference program booklet; audio/video order form; program schedule; and presentation downloads/handouts]

2008 NCFR Annual Conference

Lenses on Family
November 05, 2008 - November 08, 2008
Little Rock, Arkansas

The lenses through which we view family affect what is seen and unseen, as well as how our research findings are understood. The theme of this year's conference encompasses how families are defined, which family processes are presumed to be adaptive, and how our research findings are interpreted in the public arena. Putting on diverse lenses (cross-culturally, methodologically, disciplinarily, pedagogically, ideologically, and in other ways) allows us to expand our vision of possibilities for family relationships.

2007 NCFR Annual Conference

Family Vulnerabilities: Challenges to Safety, Security and Well-being
November 07, 2007 - November 10, 2007
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The 2007 conference focuses on the challenges families face as they balance the relational, social, spiritual, health-related, financial, occupational and other dimensions of their daily lives. The degree to which families can live safe, secure lives is influenced by a number of factors in individual, family, and community contexts. What are the emerging issues for mass media, policymakers, and the public that challenge the safety, security and well-being of families?

Annual Conference Program Archive

NCFR annual conference programs ranging from the first conference in 1938 through 2006.