2018 NCFR Conference Call for Proposals

Start Submitting in January 2018 | Proposals Due March 1, 2018

The call for proposals for the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference includes information about how to submit a proposal, and descriptions of NCFR sections, session formats, and other details.

The long version of the call (PDF) is now available. 

The online system for submitting conference proposals will open in January 2018, and proposals will be due March 1, 2018.

See the 2018 Long Call for Proposals (PDF)

The 2018 conference theme allows for a wide variety of topics, debates, and policy analyses, including these examples:

  • The current state of empirical research on families of difference races and ethnicities
  • The intersection of social class, gender, ethnicity, and race from a global perspective
  • Reproductive technologies and new conceptualizations of motherhood and fatherhood
  • How families are responding to increasing racial and cultural diversity around the world
  • Families’ increasing use of technology to maintain connections globally
  • The effect of immigration issues on families in Western and non-Western societies
  • Multiple-partner fertility and parenting
  • Evaluating family support programs and their utility from the lens of complex families
  • Incorporating family complexity into quantitative and qualitative research
  • Changing demographics in the European Union, Asia, Latin and South America, and Africa, and policy responses to those changes
  • Gender–work balance in the Asian context, in Canada, in the European Union, as well as how gender-work balance compares in the United States