Up-Coming Conferences

Featured events:

16th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. May 20-23, 2020, Urbana, IL. Every year since 2005. Usually in the second half of May. Deadline for abstracts by December 1st. For more information, visit http://www.icqi.org/.

Humanities and Social Sciences Net On-line (H-Net). A major portal with links to over 800 humanities conferences and CFP. http://www.h-net.org/announce/group.cgi?type=Conferences

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) conferences, workshops, and events, including The Qualitative Health Research (QHR) conference, The Qualitative Methods (QM) conference, The Thinking Qualitatively (TQ) Workshop Series, and The TQ2U Workshop Series. Other Qualitative Software workshops are also held throughout the year across various locations. For more information, please visit http://www.iiqm.ualberta.ca/Conferences_and_Workshops.aspx or https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/about-us


2018-2019 Conferences by month:

Most of these events re-occur on annual basis at approximately the same time.


May 2018 and 2019

10th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries International Conference 22- 25 May 2018, Chania, Crete, Greece

10th Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries (International Conference). 22-25 May 2018, The Savoy Hotel, Limerick, Ireland. http://qqml.org/event/qqml2018/  Conference dates are approximately the same each year, but country and city will vary.

Annual Qualitative Methods (QM) Conference, early May. Abstracts due by late November. Conference dates might vary by year. Conferences are convened in different countries. For updated information, visit https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/about-us

16th Qualitative Methods (QM) Conference, May 1—3, 2018; Pre-conference workshop dates: April 29 & 30. Banff, Alberta, Canada. – See more at: https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/conferences-workshops-and-events/qualitative-methods-conference#sthash.JAw0zFIu.dpuf

The 8th Annual Popular Culture Association of Canada conference, May 3rd to May 5th, 2018 at Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. http://www.canpop.ca/2018-conference

The 35th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference Creating, Negotiating, and Transcending Social Boundaries in Everyday Life Hosted by St. Thomas University Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, May 16 to 18, 2018. An annual conference, usually taking place in mid-May, mostly in Canada. CFP deadlines vary by year from January to March. For updated information, please go to http://www.qualitatives.ca/


2018 Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, May 21st and 22nd, http://qualpsy.org/events/2018-conference/


The Qualitative Report (TQR) website. See for resources. https://tqr.nova.edu/


June 2018

Seventh Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference

Bergamo (Italy) – June 6-9, 2018, http://www.etnografiaricercaqualitativa.it/

18th Annual Thinking Qualitatively (TQ) Workshop Series, June 18-22, 2018. Qualitative software workshop dates: June 16 & 17, 2018. Several consecutive workshops. See conference website for details. Host: IIQM, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Abstract submission by April 15th. This event typically holds the same schedule each year. Expect similar dates for 2018. https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/conferences-workshops-and-events/thinking-qualitatively-workshops

The International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) 2018 Annual Conference, June 25-28, 2018 University of Paris-Saclay – University of Evry, Evry, France Submission Deadlines: Feb 15, 2018. The conference convenes every year at approximately the same time, but in different countries. Proposal deadlines are typically due in mid-February. For updates by year please go to http://visualsociology.org/


July 2018

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium in Lancaster (4-6 July 2018) #sssi#sociology, https://sssiorg.wordpress.com/2018/02/23/sssi-couch-stone-conference-in-lancaster-4-6-july-2018-sssi-sociology/

PopCAANZ 9th Annual International Conference, (The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand (PopCAANZ), 2 – 4 July 2018, Auckland University of Technology, City Campus, Auckland, New Zealand. http://popcaanz.com/category/calls-for-papers/

EUPOP 2018, Conference of the European Popular Culture Association, Charles University, Prague, July 24th – 26th, 2018, https://epcablog.wordpress.com/

15TH Annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive, July 23rd-27th, The Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC. http://researchtalk.com/qrsi-2018/


August 2018

Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction meeting before the American Sociological Association (ASA) meeting, August 10-11, 2018, Philadelphia, PA (preceding the 2018 ASA meeting) https://sites.google.com/site/sssinteraction/home/conferences-events/mini-conference-2018


September 2018

Midterm conference of the ESA Research Network 20 Qualitative Methods, St.Gallen, Switzerland, 6–8 September 2018, https://qualitative-research.ch/en/unexplored-realities/


Seventh conference “Qualitative Research on Mental Health”, QRMH7, Berlin, Germany, September 20-22, 2018. http://www.qrmh7.com/ ; CFP in PDF format : https://www.hszg.de/fileadmin/Redakteure/Fakultaeten/Sozialwesen/MitarbeiterInnen/ProfessorInnen/schmitt/call_qrmh_7.pdf


October 2018

EPIC 2018 (The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference), October 09—12. 2018, Honolulu, Hawai‘i. Annual conference, usually convenes between September and October. For more information, visit https://www.epicpeople.org/ . Deadline for submissions might vary, but usually is in March.

Third World Conference on Qualitative Research, Lisbon (Portugal), 17th to 19th October 2018, https://wcqr.info/world-conference-on-qualitative-research/

Third International Conference on Communication and Media Studies, 18-19 October 2018, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, USA, http://oncommunicationmedia.com/berkeley2018.

24th Qualitative Health Research Conference. October 27—29, 2018, Halifax, NS, Canada. Pre-conference Workshop Dates: October 25 & 26, 2018. Abstract submission deadline typically in June. For the 2018 conference, please contact conference organizers. See more at:  https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/conferences-workshops-and-events/qualitative-health-research-conference#sthash.Naoy4sl1.dpuf . QHR is a three day annual conference focusing on qualitative research in health disciplines and is held in various Canadian cities every October. Generic conference website: http://www.iiqm.ualberta.ca/en/Conferences_and_Workshops.aspx


November 2018

117th Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. November 14— November 18, 2018. San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA. http://www.americananthro.org/AttendEvents/landing.aspx?ItemNumber=14722&navItemNumber=566


December 2018



January 2019

The 10th Annual TQR Conference will be held January 16-18, 2019 at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. You can learn more about the conference at the following website, which will be updated regularly throughout the year: https://www.tqr2019.com/  or http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqrc/ninth/ . TQR conferences are usually held at the same time in January, same location, same due dates for proposal submissions (from February through the end of April).

2019 QRCA annual conference, the association of qualitative research consultants. January 30- February 1, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia. CFP open through Mid May. For more information, visit Meeting times change by year, see updates at http://www.qrca.org/page/2018_HomePage or http://www.qrca.org/ QRCA conferences usually take place around the same time each year. CFP due dates are usually in May-June.


February 2019

31th Annual Conference on Ethnographic and Qualitative Conference (EQRC). Early February, 2019, Las Vegas, Nevada at the Flamingo Hotel. This conference convenes usually in early February; the proposal deadline is usually in mid-November. Generic website: http://www.eqrc.net/home

2019 Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum. The meetings are usually in late February. University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, contact  cue@gse.upenn.edu  or http://www.gse.upenn.edu/cue/forum if the conference details are updated. The 2019 forum will be the 40th conference meeting. Proposal submissions are due October through mid-November.

2019 MAXQDA International Conference (MQIC). Usually late February. For updated information, please see http://conference.maxqda.com/.


March 2019

Society for Applied Anthropology 79th Annual Meeting. Late March 2019, https://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/  Annual meetings convene at the end of March; CFP are typically due in mid-October. http://www.sfaa.net/


April 2019

The 2019 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). Friday, April 5 – Tuesday, April 9m Toronto, ON, CANADA. Deadline for submission is usually in September. http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings

2019 National Conference, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. Conference dates and deadlines are usually similar each year. Conferences take place in April 17-20 Washington, DC; CFP deadline is by the end of September. Track new information and CFP at http://pcaaca.org/