CCF’s Annual Conference
March 4-5, 2016
Families as They Really Are: Demographics, Disparities, and Debates
Join us, in the heart of Texas, for dynamic presentations and discussions on the state of contemporary families.
Two days of interactive panels and workshops will provide researchers, clinicians, non-profit professionals, and journalists the opportunity to directly engage with some of the most influential family scholars in the U.S. as they discuss their research on the causes and consequences of contemporary trends in family life and their links to family policy and disparities in health and well-being over the life course. Additional highlights include flash sessions spotlighting the newest work of junior family scholars, a media workshop on effective public engagement and communication of family scholarship, a media awards luncheon, and a celebration of the recently published 2nd edition of the book Families as They Really Are (Barbara Risman and Virginia Rutter, Eds.).
Professor Wendy Manning (Bowling Green State University) and Professor Dolores Acevedo-Garcia (Brandeis University) will give keynote addresses. Panel presentations and workshops will feature the research and expertise of an exciting lineup of family scholars from across the country: Zhenchao Qian (Brown University); Jenifer Bratter (Rice University); Marcia Carlson (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Kelly Raley (University of Texas at Austin); Sharon Sassler (Cornell University); Liana Sayer (University of Maryland); Daniel Carlson (Georgia State University); Fenaba Addo (University of Wisconsin – Madison); Yolanda Padilla (University of Texas Austin); Velma McBride Murray, (Vanderbilt University); Carla Pfeffer (University of South Carolina); Debra Umberson, (University of Texas Austin); Shawn Fremstad (Center for American Progress) and Stephanie Coontz (CCF Co-Director of Research and Public Education).
March in Austin is beautiful and busy, eg SXSW education sessions start on 3/7, so be sure to make hotel and travel arrangements early.
Please note, online registration requires online payment. If you are paying by check, you may register on-site, the day of the event.
Blocks of rooms have been reserved for this event at:
Hampton Inn & Suites (University/ Capitol)
Block Rate: $189
1701 Lavaca Street
Austin, TX 78701
La Quinta Inn (Austin Capitol)
(March 3rd rate: $89.10; March 4th-5th rate: $125.10)
300 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Simply mention you are attending the CCF Conference to receive the block rate. If you have any difficulties securing the block rate, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.