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
Following superb efforts by the IARR 2022 Virtual Conference Program Committee (led by Co-Chairs Jacki Fitzpatrick and Maria Kaźmierczak) in developing a template for the conference, and following a successful proposal by Genigraphics (owned and operated by Christa Stiles) to provide the online platform, the Conference Oversight Committee and the full Board have approved initial plans for the conference! Please mark the dates: Thursday, July 28; Friday, July 29; Monday, August 1; and Tuesday, August 2. Preliminary plans call for us to run the conference on each day beginning at 7 am Eastern Daylight Time (US) and ending at 7 pm Eastern Daylight Time or earlier. Please feel free to click the following link for the online World Clock in order to see what would be the equivalent times where you live.
Currently, we have more than 250 presentations (including posters; data blitzes; full-length papers as part of symposia; and keynote addresses by Anita Barbee, Rolando Diaz-Loving, and Jimmie Manning) to be scheduled. We anticipate that Genigraphics will be able to open the registration portal on or before June 22. Thanks to a generous donation from Meta, we will be able to waive registration fees for students once again for our virtual conference. In addition, as was the case in 2021, we will waive the registration fee for non-students who live/work in under-represented nations (defined as those working and residing in a country designated by the World Bank as anything other than a high-income economy; country income status can be checked here). For all other registrants, we will retain the fee of $59/person (US Dollars) from last year.
If you are a presenter, then by now you should have received details regarding your session. For presenters and other potential attendees, please check our all-new Web site for the IARR 2022 Virtual Conference, which allows you to register for the conference. Once you have registered, you can feel free to login at that same page, which in turn will take you to an Event Page that is under construction. Finally, the Event Page provides a link to the event schedule. Stay tuned regarding (1) more information on the registration process, as well as (2) an invitation for attendees to organize their own virtual social events (which would be separate from the official program) on Saturday, July 30; and Sunday, July 31. We look forward to seeing you (virtually) this summer!
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