The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) invites submissions for the 2016 Conference, Careers, Care, and Life-Course “Fit:” Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy, to be held June 23-25, 2016 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

Conference Information: 
Careers, Care, and Life-Course “Fit:” Implications for Health, Equality, and Policy
June 23-25, 2016 (June 22, 2016 Pre-Conference Policy Day)
Capital Hilton Hotel, Washington D.C., USA

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In the past couple of years, our section has organized small groups of members with mixed seniority (typically a group of students and one or more faculty members) to have dinner at a local restaurant during the ASA meetings.  We will be running these meals again this year, except that they will be lunch meetings rather than dinner.  They will take place on the third day of the conference, Monday, August 24th, a bit after noon (to accommodate sessions that end at 12:10).
Kim Fox has once again generously agreed to coordinate the lunch groups.  She will collect the names of people who sign up, assemble the groups, and provide restaurant recommendations. If you (either faculty members, students, or others) are interested, please complete this brief online form and Kim will place you in a group:

Once we get closer to the meeting, Kim will inform you of the group you are in and provide a list of possible restaurants to help your group make your lunch plans.  If you have further questions, you can reach her at<>

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago.
Please join us on Friday, August 7 from 8:00am to 10:00am at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC for a Professional Development Workshop: Being There/Being Them: The Intersection of Organizational and Occupational Ethnography. Our panelists include: Steve Barley (Stanford University); Lisa Cohen (McGill University); Emily Heaphy (Boston University); and Gerardo Okhuysen (UC Irvine).

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The Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) is seeking applicants for 2016 Early Career Work and Family Fellowships. The goal of the program is to help promising young scholars establish career successes, as well as connect them to the WFRN community. Fifteen scholars will be selected for the program.  Fellows receive a one year membership in the WFRN, conference registration, and $500 to help defer expenses to attend the 2016 WFRN Conference (to be held June 23-25 in Washington DC). At the conference, special events will be targeted to serve interests of fellows, including networking opportunities with senior scholars and teaching/research workshops. In addition, fellows will be connected with one another in periodic encounters beyond the conference, intended to facilitate collaboration and peer-mentorship. To be eligible, candidates must have received their doctorate in 2013 or later and have yet to progress into tenured or secure senior level positions.  Eligibility is not restricted on the basis of national location. Information about the program and application materials can be found at The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2015. Questions about the program can be addressed to the program director, Stephen Sweet at SSWEET@ITHACA.EDU.

Don’t Forget the Global STS Conference in Leuven!

Registration is waiting for you! Click here to register!

The STS Roundtable invites you to join us on September 9 -11th during the Festival of Connections and the STS Global Conference. The European Learning Network on Workplace Innovation (EUWIN) is holding its third large scale event in Leuven (Belgium). We have public sessions, panel sessions, smaller and larger discussions, and we are even planning bus trips to some remarkable companies in Leuven. Remember, Leuven not only has one of the oldest (and most vibrant!) universities in the world, it is home to the largest (and best?) beer producing company of the world ANBEV (better known as Stella Artois). EUWIN would not be a truly learning experience if it did not learn from its previous conferences. Our Brussels event (2013) in the European Parliament was overbooked; some people at our London event (2013) at the Microsoft building could not find a chair to sit on; our regional event in Rouen (2014) was supposed to inform 60 persons, but 400 eager workplace innovators visited the event. So, we now welcome all of you. Our Belgian partner network, with Flanders Synergy and the University of Leuven, have major experience in making you feel welcome. They even organised two spin-off events to give you even more insight into what workplace innovation can do for you and make your trip to Belgium even more worthwhile. Look at the Festival of Connection!

Please click here and register for the event!

Another reminder, if you haven’t renewed your membership or desire to start a membership to STS Roundtable please click here. If you experience any problems with either page for registration please don’t hesitate to contact one of the stewards. We look forward to seeing you all in Leuven come September!

Bert Painter (President):
Jose Martinez (Secretary):
Joe Norton (Treasurer):
Jean Fuller:
Pierre van Amelsvoort:

The 2015 conference, Sunbelt XXXV, to be held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole Hotel on the beachfront of Brighton, UK, from June 23– June 28, 2015, provides an interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, epidemiologists, organizational theorists, and others to present current work in the area of social networks.

You can view the program here.


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