2018 NCFR Conference Call for Proposals

The March 1 deadline to submit proposals for the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference has passed. The submission system is closed. The call for proposals and details about submitting are still available below.

The Submission Process

Proposals for the 2018 NCFR Annual Conference were due March 1, 2018 — 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.

Oxford Abstracts, the online submission database for NCFR conference proposals, has been redesigned to improve your experience submitting a proposal. Please read through these detailed instructions for a thorough understanding of these changes.


The Call for Proposals

Please download and read through the full call for proposals (PDF) for details on conference presentation formats, criteria, topics, and more. The TCRM application form can be found here.


Proposal Mentoring Program

NCFR offers a conference proposal mentoring program. We have assembled a cadre of experienced presenters who are willing to volunteer their time to help you with your proposal. To participate, email a draft proposal to Cindy Winter before Feb. 15, 2018. We will match you with a supportive mentor who will give you feedback before you submit your proposal online.


Additional Resources


Sample Presentation Topics

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

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