2016 Annual Conference

25th IAFFE Annual Conference

Transitions and Transformations in Gender Equality

June 24-26, 2016 | National University of Ireland - Galway


Program | 25th IAFFE Annual Conference | Galway, Ireland (Version 1.3) (1.7 MB)

Please check back regularly for updates to the program.


Please note the following:


You will want to check for regular updates to the program. Given the constraints of conference scheduling, we cannot accommodate further individual requests regarding preferences on days, times, or rooms.


Typical presentation length is 15-20 minutes but this will vary depending upon the number of participants in your session. You should also allow for a question-and-answer session at the end of the session. As a rule, Chairs are not assigned and the participants should appoint a Chair at the beginning of the session from those in attendance.


We expect that all rooms will be equipped with audio-visual provisions including a projector and computer.

IAFFE Office Closed

The IAFFE main office will be closed June 21-30 due to conference travel. Any requests, questions, or concerns regarding conference preparation should be addressed prior to June 20th.


Call for Papers - Deadline has been passed

With the conference theme "Transitions and Transformations in Gender Equality" for the 25th IAFFE Annual Conference in 2016, IAFFE invites scholars and activists of feminist inquiry to reflect on "movements" in gender equality in the broadest sense of the term. The theme opens itself up to both theoretical and political advances in feminist thinking and practice, expanding the concept of intersectionality to capture transitions and transformations as well as tensions and challenges across socio-economics regimes, generations, institutions and borders. For instance, today feminist studies of intersectionality are compelled to account for the unprecedented challenges of cross-border movements due to war, arising from economic crises and climate change, of fundamental shifts in labour markets and welfare systems on care/social reproduction. Papers or roundtables may also address the intellectual contributions and transformation of IAFFE and the way IAFFE has been shaped by increasingly interdependent global relations. Panel proposals and individual paper submissions related to any aspect of feminist inquiry into economic issues are invited. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Submissions: Abstracts must be submitted online via the IAFFE website beginning in January 2016. Submissions can be made for roundtables, panels or individual papers. Participants are limited to one paper presentation and one roundtable or appearance on a panel. Additional co-authored papers are allowed only if they are presented by the co-author. These limitations will allow maximum participation by all members wishing to participate.

Deadline for Submission: The deadline has passed


Rhonda Williams Prize - Call for Applications

The deadline for submission of Rhonda Williams Prize applications has passed.

Abstract Submissions

Important Participation Guidelines

IAFFE has a Paper Submission Policy that reflects our desire to promote opportunities for wide participation among individuals.  The following guidelines apply to the submission of papers for the IAFFE Annual Conference:

  • Participants are limited to two appearances on the program (excluding the role of the Chair)
  • Participants are limited to one formal paper and one informal roundtable/panel discussion
  • Participants are free to be a co-author on a second paper so long as their co-author is presenting the paper
  • None of the limitations would exclude a participant from chairing a session
  • Please note that once you have submitted your abstract you will not be able to edit it

We appreciate you willingness to follow these guidelines.

Session Submissions

We are no longer accepting session submissions.

Panel/Roundtable Submissions

We are no longer accepting panel/roundtable submissions.

Preliminary Conference Schedules

Annual Conference Schedule | Galway 2016 (32.1 KB)

Preliminary Meetings Schedule | Galway 2016 (42.2 KB)

Conference Registration

Online Registration has closed.

You may still register at the conference. Please visit us at the registration tables located on the Concourse.

If you have any questions, please contact us at conference@iaffe.org

Travel, Lodging & Restaurants

Be sure to pack a raincoat and umbrella!

Click  to go to the conference Travel, Lodging & Restaurant page for more information regarding air and ground transportation, suggested and reduced rate lodging options for the conference, and dining options while at the conference.

Visa Information 

If you plan to attend the conference, please consider that you may need a visa to come to Ireland and that you must apply for it in a timely manner. It is recommended that you apply at least 8 weeks from the time of the conference.

To receive a "letter of invitation" for your visa application, click "Yes" on the related question on the conference registration form.

Please note: You must be registered and paid-in-full for the conference before we can send you a "letter of invitation."

For more information, please visit the Irish Naturalization and Immigration Services website.

Travel Grants

For information regarding travel grants, please visit our Travel Grants webpage 

Pre-Conference Workshop

IAFFE will hold a Pre-Conference Workshop on Thursday, June 23, 1:30p - 5p at Alexander Theatre in the Arts & Sciences Concourse at NUI Galway

The pre-conference workshop is designed for scholars and activists new to feminist economics. It provides presentations by established scholars in the field. While precise topics vary from year to year, in general we include an overview to the subject along with presentations on specific topics such as feminist economics methodologies, caring labor, diversity in economics, and global perspectives on gender and economics.  We also generally provide career-building presentations and discussions, such as publishing feminist economics research and developing a media presence.  Further details to follow.  There is no additional fee to attend this workshop.

If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Collins at acollins@iaffe.org.