The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) is an interdisciplinary organization that strives to (a) promote advances in the scientific study of personal and social relationships, and (b) encourage collaboration among students, new scholars and experienced scholars.
IARR members represent a broad range of disciplines, such as family studies, psychology, communication, sociology, child/lifespan development, gerontology, education, clinial work (e.g., counseling, therapy), philosophy, and anthropology.
IARR hosts a biennial conference and annual workshops and specialty conferences.
Jul - Aug2022
At the recommendation of the Conference Oversight Committee, the IARR Board has made the very difficult decision to move our 2022 conference to an online format. While we appreciate that this is disappointing news, in light of current uncertainty regarding COVID and in the interests of the health and safety of our members, we are convinced it is the appropriate decision to make at this time.
Plans have not yet been solidified, but we are looking at holding the virtual conference during roughly the same dates the in person conference was to be held (July 28 - August 1), though likely over fewer days. We will be able to provide a more definitive set of dates once the extended submission process is complete. A brief poll regarding your preferences will be sent out in the IARR February Announcements that will assist us in determining the final scheduling.
You will also be pleased to know that we have not abandoned all plans for a conference in London. Our hope is to hold a future conference there sometime after the 2024 conference in Boston.
As you might know, the original deadline for conference submissions was January 15, 2022. In light of Covid-19 conditions, this deadline is currently extended until February 15, 2022.
Kristin Mickelson, Masumi Iida and Ashley Randall from ASU will serve as Co-Chairs.
Organizers are Leah Lefebvre, Joshua Pederson, Heather Carmack, Robert Laird and Casey Totenhagen from the University of Alabama.
The IARR Main Conference will be held in Boston, Massachusetts at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. Ashley Duggan of Boston College, and Jeffrey Stokes of the University of Massachusetts-Boston will serve as Co-Chairs. The IARR Board is very excited about having a conference in beautiful Boston!
The International Association for Relationship Research (IARR) is proud to have members from the following countries across the world:
Hong Kong SAR