Conferences

IARR hosts a biennial conference and annual workshops and specialty conferences.

Upcoming Conferences

The International Association for Relationship Research are delighted to welcome you to the City of London. The conference will be held at Imperial College, Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London from Thursday, July 29 – Monday, August 2, 2021.

Main Conference

IARR Main Conference. Boston, Massachusetts, July 7-11, 2022. 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 for the local arrangements of the conference. A Program Chair will be named soon. The IARR Board is very excited about having a conference in beautiful Boston!

Mini-Conferences 2023

Resilience in Interpersonal and Social Environments (RISE). Arizona State University (ASU), Date: May 18-21, 2023. The IARR New Scholar Workshop and Mini-Conference on Resilience in Interpersonal and Social Environments (RISE) will be held at Arizona State University in Phoenix, AZ. Kristin Mickelson from the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at ASU, Masumi Iida from The Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at ASU and Ashley Randall from the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts at ASU will serve as Co-Chairs.

Dark Side of Relationships. University of Alabama, Date: June 8-10, 2023. The IARR Mini-Conference on the Dark Side of Relationships will be held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. The Mini-Conference will feature an Innovative Methods Pre-Conference on the first day. The Pre-Conference will include workshop demonstrations of current and innovative methodologies from experts in the field used to study relationships as well as sessions to troubleshoot and solve methodological challenges. The Pre-Conference will be useful for anyone -- novice or seasoned scholars. The Mini-Conference theme will focus on aversive, problematic, and dysfunctional behaviors, communication, and experiences in relationships. The organizers from the University of Alabama include: Leah LeFebvre, Josh Pederson, and Heather Carmack in the Department of Communication Studies and Casey Totenhagen and Robert Laird in the Department of Family Studies and Human Development.

Past Conferences

2019 “Applied Relationship Science” Mini-Conference - July 18-21, Brighton, UK.

2019 “Positive Action in Relationships” Mini-Conference and New Scholar Workshop - June 20-22, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

2018 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - July 12-16, 2018, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

2017 Mini Conference, June 23-25th, Syracuse, NY, at Syracuse University.

2016 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - July 20-24, 2016, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015 "Relationships, Health, and Wellness" Conference - June 19-22 - Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.

2015 "Self-regulation and Close Relationships" Conference - July 9-11, 2015 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2014 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - July 10-13, 2014; Melbourne, Australia

2013 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference & New Scholars Pre-Conference - October 4-6, 2013 - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - Topic: Multi-Level Motivations in Close Relationship Dynamics

2013 Conference on Personal Relationships in Brazil - July 19-22, 2013 2012 Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group - November 8-9, 2012; Adelaide, South Australia

2012 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - July 12-16, 2012; Chicago, Illinois, USA

2011 Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group - November 5-6, 2011; Adelaide, South Australia

2011 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference - October 20-22, 2011; Tuscon, Arizona, USA - Topic: Health, Emotion, and Relationships

2011 International Mini-Conference on Personal Relationships - July 7-9, 2011; Gdansk, Poland - Topic: Relationships development, maintenance, and dissolution

2010 Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group - November 6-7, 2010; Brisbane, Australia

2010 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - July 22-25, 2010; Herzliya, Israel

2009 Annual Conference of the APS Psychology of Relationships Interest Group - November 7-8, 2009; Brisbane, Australia - Topic: Connecting Research and Practice in Relationships

2009 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference - November 5-7, 2009; Lawrence, Kansas, USA - Topic: New Directions in Research on Close Relationships: Integrating Across Disciplines and Theoretical Approaches

2008 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - July 17-20; Providence, RI, USA

2007 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference - 2007; Melbourne, Australia - Topic: Generations of Relationships and Relationships across Generations

2006 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - Rethymnon, Crete, Greece

2005 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference - Indianapolis, IN, USA - Topic: Exploring Relationships In Health Or Health Of Relationships

2005 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference - Vitoria, Brazil - Topic: Close relationship research in Brazil and South America

2004 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - Madison, WI, USA

2003 International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference - Normal, IL, USA - Topic: Compassionate Love (co-sponsored by Illinois State University and the Fetzer Institute)

2002 International Association for Relationship Research Conference - Halifax, Canada