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Upcoming Conferences

Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference - Las Vegas, Nevada
February 26-27, 2018
Dr. Jackson will hold a free, two-hour mini-training on NVivo before the conference begins (Feb 25th, 2pm). EQRC is an annual conference that invites presentations on research projects among a broad spectrum of topics. Employment of traditional ethnographic and qualitative research projects provides the common thread for conference papers. Proposals are peer-reviewed among three strands: Results of qualitative and ethnographic research studies, qualitative research methods, and pedagogical issues in qualitative research. Formats include lecture presentations and interactive poster sessions. The lecture presentations will be in 20-minute segments, with the poster presentations allowing for more extended dialogue and engagement with conference participants.
International Instutitute for Qualitative Inquiry (IIQM) Qualitative Methods (QM) Conference - Bannf, Alberta, Candada
May 1-3, 2018
QM is a three day annual conference focusing on qualitative research across all disciplines and is held in various countries around the world.

Conference features:
•Symposia, Oral, and Poster Scientific Presentations
•Opportunity to present a Micro-Keynote
•Interactive Discussion and Learning Sessions
•Evening Networking and Graduate Student Events
•Pre-Conference Workshops (two days)
•Presented abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM)
International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
May 16-19, 2018
The theme of the 2018 Congress is "Qualitative Inquiry In Troubled Times." The 2018 Congress offers scholars the opportunity to foreground, interrogate, imagine and engage new ways of doing critical qualitative inquiry in these troubling time. Sessions will take up such topics as: redefinitions of the public university, neoliberal accountability metrics, attacks on freedom of speech, threats to shared governance, the politics of advocacy, value-free inquiry, partisanship, the politics of evidence, public policy discourse, indigenous research ethics, decolonizing inquiry
Qualitative Analysis Conference: "Creating, Negotiating, and Transcending Social Boundaries in Everyday Life" - New Brunswick, Canada
May 16-18, 2018
Boundaries are key concepts in the social science tool-kit. They are social, physical, temporal, spatial, virtual and relational; they provide a space for qualitative researchers to examine the everyday world, using traditional concepts and practices grounded in the very history of qualitative research. At the same time, qualitative research and researchers have pushed and transcended methodological and conceptual boundaries, exploring new and emerging spaces, deepening our understandings of a social world where boundaries are increasingly varied shades of grey. The theme of this year's conference offers an opportunity to explore the meanings of social boundaries: how they change, mutate, shift, and are transgressed/ing and reconstituted/ing.
2018 Worldwide Conference on Qualitative Research: Stay Curious - Valencia, Spain
May 16-18, 2018
Curiosity is the attribute that unites qualitative researchers the world over. Curiosity about people and their lives, about society at large and individual communities, but also a hunger for the latest new thinking, whether it be from academia, the business world, or even popular culture.

Curiosity is what gets us out of bed in the morning and carries us through those long working hours. But we need to invest in it, to continually fuel it, in order to keep our edge. This conference is about coming together to inspire and ensure we "Stay Curious."

QRCA and AQR are delighted to present the 9th Biennial Conference on Qualitative Research. We will meet in the fabulous city of Valencia, Spain, from Wednesday, May 16 through Friday, May 18, 2018, at the Westin Hotel Valencia.
Mixed Methods International Research Association global conference - Vienna, Austria
August 22-25, 2018
Conference Theme: Gaining New Ground: Depending and Expanding the Field of Mixed Methods
Key Events: AGM
Keynote Speakers: Professor Nancy Cartwright, Professor Burke Johnson, and Dr. Barbara Soukup
Qualitative Health Research Conference - Québec City, QC, Canada
October 27-29, 2018
Facing the next 20 years: The quandary of qualitative research in divided times. QHR is a three day annual conference focusing on qualitative research in health disciplines and is held in various Canadian cities every October.

Conference Features:

Keynotes: Drs. Jonathan Smith & Deborah van den Hoonaard
Symposia, Oral, Poster, and Alternative Scientific Presentations
Interactive Discussion Sessions
Evening Networking and Graduate Student Events
Pre-Conference Workshops (two days)
All presented abstracts to be published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM)
Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui - Santiago, Chile
November 20-23, 2018
Borders and boundaries: Plurality, permeability and plasticity. As the theme for the 2018 CEAD Hui, Borders and boundaries is both a symbolic and a material concept for ethnographic scholars. In a world fraught with mistrust, downgrading, and literally dehumanizing of the Other/other, the relationships of groups of people to borders keeping others out, and boundaries keeping our selves within seem no longer to be simply theoretical constructs, but rather have become real-time, politicized precursors and effects of ignorance. This ignorance might be deliberate or it may be structural; it may stem from paranoia, fear, lack of social intercourse: at any rate, the Southern Hemisphere, always aware of a globalized worldscape, is affected by worldviews that call for construction of concretized, fabricated, and real borders and boundaries. These "walls" can be real or imagined; they may be tangible, esoteric, ephemeral, and a combination of those material types; they may be multiple or singular, hurtful and unconscious and deliberate. They may be semi-, quasi-, or non-permeable. They may be borders and/or boundaries that are understood or incomprehensible. They may be based on some sorts of logics—or completely irrational. As borders and boundaries—fashioned by human beings—they are, of course, socially constructed, contextually sited and specific, and able to be, like the plasticity of brains, re-fashioned, deconstructed, and re-made into more or less humane interactions with other humans and species.

The conference theme Borders and boundaries, Plurality, permeability and plasticity, is, of course (as all conference themes are) suggestive: delegates to the CEAD 2018 in Santiago, Chile are invited to explore, play with, tease out, the subtleties, performance spaces, and evocative work that this thematic implies.
Qualitative Research Consultants Association - Savannah, Georgia
January 30-February 1, 2019
Prepare to expand your knowledge and collaborate alongside the best qualitative research professionals in the industry. Explore, learn, and share so you are equipped to elevate your game from beginning to end by cultivating skills in analyzing unstructured data and identifying optimal methods and techniques for eliciting rich learning that helps you succeed and makes your clients shine. The QRCA conference is a conference for Qualitative practitioners, with opportunities to:
•Connect and network with other QRCs
•Expand and strengthen skill sets via hands-on collaborative practice
•Learn from the best of the best in the industry
•Refresh your perspective and reinvigorate your business with new methodologies, tools, and partners
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