This page is updated regularly with news about conference opportunities, outside of annual professional conferences.

IPUMS MEPS SUMMER DATA WORKSHOP We are currently inviting applications to attend the IPUMS MEPS 2024 Summer Data Workshop. IPUMS MEPS offers an integrated version of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Household Component (MEPS-HC) fielded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a nationally representative subsample of households that participated in the previous year’s National Health Interview Survey. The MEPS-HC is a short, longitudinal panel collecting information on all household members about topics such as demographic characteristics, health conditions, health care utilization and expenditures, income, poverty, and employment. This workshop will focus on the linking opportunities with the IPUMS version of MEPS-HC data with coverage of medical condition, event, and prescription medication records as well as the longitudinal aspect of MEPS-HC data. The workshop is free to attend, but space is limited. Travel support is available. Although all applications will be considered, funding support will be prioritized for scholars interested in using IPUMS MEPS data to study topics related to NICHD’s priority areas (understanding human development, improving reproductive health, promoting women’s health, enhancing the lives of children and adolescents, and optimizing abilities for all).🗓️ Application Deadline: Applications are due April 24, 2024. The workshop is being held in conjunction with the pre-conference workshop for the 2024 Data-Intensive Research Conference; please select the “IPUMS MEPS” track when completing the application. Please share this information with colleagues and students who may be interested in learning about linking possibilities with MEPS-HC data. Support for the workshop is provided by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.

🗓️ Event Dates: July 29-30 at IPUMS HQ in Minneapolis, MN.


The 2024 Future of Families Summer Data Workshop  ​The workshop is designed to familiarize participants with the data available in the Future of Families and Child Wellbeing Study (FFCWS) (formerly Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study), a national study following a birth cohort of (mostly) unmarried parents and their children, providing information about the capabilities, circumstances, and relationships of unwed parents, the wellbeing of their children, and the role of public policy in family and child wellbeing.

​The workshop will be focused on data from the public-use Future of Families files, from the baseline through Year 22 waves. These data can be downloaded by researchers through the Princeton University Office of Population Research Data Archive. Panelists may also discuss data from the restricted-use contract files, but participants need not have the contract data to participate in the workshop. Researchers will also discuss the ongoing 22-year follow-up data collection. This year’s workshop theme will be FFCWS contextual data.

Travel and hotel costs will be covered for successful applicants. For more information or questions on the application, please email ffsummerdataworkshop@columbia.edu to be added to the contact list and notified of when the application will be published.

Applicants must possess basic quantitative data analysis skills. About 25-30 applicants will be selected.

🗓️ Event Dates: The workshop will be held in-person from Wednesday, June 12, 2024 to Friday, June 14, 2024.


2024 Time Use Conference (Maryland Population Research Center) Plans are underway to host the 2024 Time Use Conference: “Temporal Dimensions of Structural Racism and Racial and Ethnic Inequities”.

Feel free to get in touch with general questions, or contact Liana Sayer for substantive information about the event.

🗓️ Event Dates:  June 13-14, 2024, at the University of Maryland.


2024 Add Health Users Conference Registration is now open for the 2024 Add Health Users Conference. Join us and connect with other Add Health users and learn more about these rich data sets. A preliminary agenda will be available in spring of 2024. For conference updates and additional details, including area information and hotel accommodations, visit the conference website.

🗓️ Event Dates: Monday, June 17th, and Tuesday, June 18th, 2024

Location: Rizzo Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID) Data User Workshop The Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID), begun in 1968, is the world’s longest-running multigenerational household panel study. It is used to investigate scientific and policy questions about life course trajectories in health and well-being, intergenerational social and economic mobility, income and wealth inequality, family investments in children, neighborhood effects on opportunity and achievement, and many other topics.

This five-day, in-person only, workshop will orient participants to the content and structure of the core PSID interview, its special topics modules, and its supplemental studies, including the Child Development Supplement (CDS), the Transition into Adulthood Supplement (TAS), and new COVID-19 modules. In addition we will discuss topics including the recently-released genomics data collected from children and primary caregivers in CDS as well as new data files which explain family relationships and demographic characteristics over time.

🗓️ Event Dates: June 17-21, 2024


Seventeenth Global Studies Conference – The World on the Move: Understanding Migration in a New Global Age

Host/Location: Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland, 17-19 July 2024

Plenary Speakers:

Jan BrzozowskiProfessor, Institute of European Studies,

Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Elżbieta Mirga-WójtowiczProfessor, University of Warsaw, Poland

Michał P. GarapichProfessor, London Metropolitan University, UK

Presenter Pass Options: For over 15 years, we’ve aimed to traverse a broad terrain, sometimes technically and other times socially oriented, sometimes theoretical and other times practical in their perspective, and sometimes reflecting dispassionate analysis while at other times suggesting interested strategies for action. We welcome returning and new members to add their voices to the conversation.In-Person Presenter Passes: for those who want to present in the place-based component of the conference. You are also encouraged to participate in and share your content, in the online components, by adding to add digital media to your presenter page on the CGScholar Event Microsite.Online-Only Presenter Passes: for those who know they will not attend the place-based component but still want to present, view all content, and engage in meaningful discussion. Online presentations will be delivered and viewed online as asynchronous digital media. Online Only presenters also have discussion boards to structure conversations.

Audience Pass Options: Audience Passes are for those who want to benefit from the content, connect with presenters, and join the discussion. Audience members will also be recognized in the program for their participation. In-Person: participate in innovative in-person formats, plenaries, talking circles, garden conversations, and on a human scale. You will also have access to all online-only content.Online Only: gain access to live and recorded presentations, welcome addresses, plenaries, and curated thematic content — from any place and in your own time.


7th Work and Family Researchers Network Conference The 2024 conference theme is Big Questions in Work-Family, which will be part of a two-year agenda. These are the cutting-edge global questions that are not yet fully answered or recognized, including:CHANGES IN WORK – What are the meanings of work at different life stages, for different groups, and in different kinds of jobs? How is work organized? What is the future of work and for whom?

CHANGES IN FAMILY LIFE – How are families and family experiences changing around the globe and what changes might we expect? For example, fertility rates are declining in high-income countries and there are reports of an epidemic of loneliness. What other changes are evident and what are the implications?

CHANGES IN WORK-LIFE INTERFACE: What theories, concepts, and measures best explain new and emerging intersections between work and family?

THE LIFE COURSE – How do changes in work and family impact children and their capacities to enter adult roles, for adults to successfully navigate transitions, and for older populations to age well?

SOLUTIONS AND PROMISING PRACTICES – What are the most promising solutions in policy and practice in the global north and south? What are the challenges and best opportunities for advancing equity and social justice?

The conference’s objective is to chart an agenda for the future of work-family research, policy and practice. In addition to sharing new research and seeking answers to big questions, this will be a working conference, fostering active participation and connectivity among diverse groups. We anticipate more than 500 work-family stakeholders in attendance and a dynamic program centered on meaningful exchange.  There will be numerous events to connect a global community of scholars with thought leaders in media, philanthropy, practice, policy, and social change.

🗓️ Event Dates: June 20-22, 2024


NEW CfP: Submissions for Scholarly Migration and Mobility Symposium

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany

Keynote speaker:
Prof. Vincent Larivière

Université de Montréal
Canada Research Chair in the Transformations of Scholarly Communication
UNESCO Chair in Open Science

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research invites submissions from researchers working on or interested in scholarly migration and mobility to attend a one-day symposium in Rostock on October 15, 2024. The symposium aims to promote lively exchange and collaboration among a group of interdisciplinary scientists (from areas such data science, scientometrics, demography, science of science, sociology, migration studies, and more) with interests related to scholarly migration and scientific mobility. We welcome submissions that use a broad set of methods and data. The use of the Scholarly Migration Database (https://www.scholarlymigration.org/) is particularly encouraged, but not required.

🗓️ Event Dates: October 15, 2024 – 8:00 – 6:00pm