Debating the Future of Work

This two-day conference is being organised by the Centre for Decent Work (CDW) at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The recent report by the ILO’s Global Commission on the Future of Work Commission, which represents the culmination of the ILO’s centenary initiative on the future of work, describes ways in which the world of work might be improved. The conference will bring together leading academics and ILO officials to discuss issues raised by the report and other matters that are of central importance to the future of work and the future research agenda. The themes to be addressed will include:

  • Labour market transitions, skills and lifelong learning;

  • New forms of employment and the future of social protection;

  • Diversity and inclusion;

  • Ageing, caring and wellbeing;

  • Work organisation, technology and job quality;

  • Governance, labour administration and social dialogue

  • Work and the environment;

  • The future research agenda.

 The conference will feature invited contributions from researchers based at universities in various countries, including Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Japan, the USA and UK, providing opportunities for international sharing of knowledge and experience and also network building. Confirmed speakers include Marian Baird (Sydney), Burt Barnow (George Washington), Nelarine Cornelius (Queen Mary), Pauline Dibben (Sheffield), Janet Fast (Alberta), Anne-Marie Greene (Leicester), Damian Grimshaw (ILO), Christopher King (Texas at Austin), Janine Leschke (Copenhagen), Seamus McGuinness (ESRI), Kirsty Newsome (Sheffield), Peter Nolan (Leicester),  Jonathan Payne (De Montfort), Dean Stroud (Cardiff), Jill Rubery (Manchester), David Uzzell (Surrey), Maria-Luz Vega (ILO), Colin Williams (Sheffield), Alex Wood (Oxford), Ryuichi Yamakawa (Tokyo), Susan Yeandle (Sheffield).

The conference programme can be found here


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Full Delegate Rate £260 (Includes 2 day conference fee and gala dinner at Kelham Island Industrial Museum)

PhD Student Rate £120 (Includes 2 day conference fee and gala dinner at Kelham Island Industrial Museum)

Event Details

When: May 28, 2019 at 9:00am—May 29, 2019 at 5:00pm

Where: Victoria Quays Furnival Road, Sheffield, S4 7YA

Type: Alumni, Student, Business

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