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13th Australian Institute of Family studies conference



The theme of this conference is Families in a rapidly changing world. Families today are living in a world of rapid economic, environmental and technological change. The rate of change means that Australian family life is confronting not only the perennial challenges but also an increasing array of new ones. Together, these challenges have wide-ranging impacts on the ways families function.

The conference coincides with the 20th anniversary of the international year of the family, which in 2014 will focus on family-oriented policies and strategies to address family poverty; achieve work-family balance and advance social integration and intergenerational solidarity.

To mark the anniversary, our conference will showcase cutting-edge research on topical issues relating to how families are adjusting to a rapidly changing world. It will outline key policy priorities for advancing the wellbeing of Australian families and draw on the expertise and perspectives of a diverse range of specialists from around Australia and across the world.

The AIFS conference provides a valuable opportunity for government policy-makers, service providers and practitioners, researchers and community organisations to meet and exchange ideas and knowledge.

Excellent keynote speakers will headline this year’s program. Confirmed speakers are:

The program will also feature three expert panel sessions and more than 140 presentations on a broad range of issues relating to families.

Early bird registrations close Friday 30 May 2014.


Conference office
Think Business Events
Unit 17, 3 Westside Avenue
Port Melbourne VIC 3207
Ph:(03) 9417 1350
Fax: (03 )8610 2170


Last updated: 2 May 2014
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