About the event

Conference Dates: 23 - 25 October 2022 (workshops on 22nd October)
Host and Venue: Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA
Conference Chairs: Dario Spini (President, SLLS), Dale Dannefer and Jessica Kelley (Case Western Reserve University).

Conference Website:       www.sllsconference.com

The conference theme Growing Up and Growing Older Across Societies: Harnessing the Power of Comparative Research, intends to capture the impact of societal (countries, welfare regimes) and meso-level contexts (local territories, organisations, social networks) on the life trajectories of individuals, mixing comparative and longitudinal analyses and how contexts change when individuals’ life courses take different normative paths across periods of time.

We have received conference submissions from all areas of longitudinal and life course studies: sociology, demography, psychology, epidemiology, quantitative and qualitative methodology with contributions regarding processes and functioning within and across life course stages from infancy to old age.

The conference will host a great range of presentations, from keynotes to symposia, panel discussions, individual paper and poster sessions. On the 22nd October two pre-conference workshops will take place (see below).

We thank our conference sponsors, Gateway to Global Aging Data, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, and CLOSER UK.

Keynote presenters

Elizabeth Cooksey, The Ohio State University, USA
Children no more: Life trajectories of the children of the NLSY79

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Morten Wahrendorf, University of Duesseldorf, Germany
Life course influences on healthy aging: Findings based on Global Aging Data

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Jinkook Lee, University of Southern California, USA
A global perspective: Reframing aging experiences

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Sponsorship opportunities

The Society’s conference offers opportunities to build relationships with professionals and experts from research, policy and practice across a range of disciplines. In order to boost the success and impact of the conference we invite you to sponsor for 2022. There are six levels of sponsorship package as shown below.

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Advertising opportunities

  • Exhibition space - £200 (per day)
  • Full page colour advert in conference programme - £150
  • Half page colour advert in conference programme - £100
  • Leaflets in welcome packs - £75

If you would like to take advantage of any of these opportunities contact: Cat Westlake [email protected]

Conference timeline

18 November 2021 - 31 March 2022: Call for Papers (Extended)
1 - 14 April 2022: Grading of abstracts                        
15 - 30 April 2022: Notifications of outcome sent out
1 June 2022: Conference programme released
1 June - 31 August 2022: Earlybird Registration
1 September - 25 October 2022: Ordinary Registration
22 October 2022: Pre-conference workshops
23 - 25 October 2022: Conference

How to book

Early bird registration will open on 1st June 2022.

Conference fees will be discounted for SLLS members. The society’s Journal, Longitudinal and Life Course Studies, will be a possible outlet for the publication of conference papers.

Pre-conference workshops (in-person in Cleveland)

Workshop 1
Harmonized Census & Survey Data for Comparative Life Course Research: An Introduction to IPUMS
Convenor: Lara Cleveland, IPUMS International, University of Minnesota
Half Day
Saturday 22nd October
9:00am – 13:30pm
30 minute refreshment break at 11:00am.
Fee: £30 / $38

Workshop 2
An Introduction to Structural Equation Modeling for Longitudinal and Life Course Research
Convenors: Kristen Berg, Douglas Gunzler, Adam Perzynski, MetroHealth Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University; Adam Carle, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Full day
Saturday 22nd October
9:00am – 17:00pm
30 min refreshment break at 11:00am and lunch between 13:30 – 14:30.
Fee: £70 / $89

Booking for workshops opens on 1st June 2022 when conference registration opens.

Conference contacts

For conference programme and registration enquiries, contact:
Cat Westlake [email protected]

For venue, accommodation and travel enquiries, contact:
Jessica Kelley [email protected]

The Society for Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, No. 1144426.
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