Director:Shelley MacDermid, professor, Department of Child Development and Family Studies
Partners: Business and Professional Women USA
The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
The Alliance of Work-Life Professionals
Term of Project: 2001-2002
Description: This was a very exciting event for us! The Center for Families served as the academic partner for a national conference on work and family held in San Francisco. About 200 researchers attended the conference to hear six plenary speakers and almost 100 research presentations. Even better, the conference was scheduled to overlap with the annual meeting of corporate work-life practitioners, so that attendees could see sessions at both meetings. The center was publicized in all materials for both conferences, and our tabletop display was up throughout the entire meeting.