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February 14, 2017


International Society for Quality-of-life Studies

Exploring Happiness and Well-Being




Innsbruck, Austria

September 28th-30th, 2017


The International Society for Quality-of-life Studies (ISQOLS) is holding its 15th Conference from September 28th to 30th 2017 in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria. The conference’s theme is “Quality-of-life: Towards a Better Society”. ISQOLS conferences provide a space for scholars to present their research findings on quality-of-life, well-being, and happiness, as well as to discuss their relevance for policy making. ISQOLS gathers scholars from all corners of the world, from many disciplines, with different methodological and theoretical perspectives, and following different approaches, but with one common goal: generating research-based knowledge to contribute to the well-being in societies.


Call for Abstracts, Posters and Symposia Organization:

Abstracts must be submitted using the online submission portal found on the conference website: http://www.isqols2017.org/

Deadline for the abstract submission EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 21st!

Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed to the presenting author by March 30th, 2017; together with detailed information and guidelines.


Educational Grants Available!

ISQOLS 2017 is proud to award a minimum of 6 educational grants* in the amount of 500€ (Euros) each to early career researchers from developing countries.

Requirements: the applicant must be an early career researcher (doctoral student through early untenured). The researcher must be accepted as presenter (poster or oral), registered for the conference and current (2017) member of ISQOLS. ISQOLS membership application can be found here.

Application: through the abstract/registration submission tool
Scholarship deadline: March 30th
Decision rendered: April 30th

*Educational grants will be sent to recipient through paypal after conference registration has been paid. Conference registration refunds are not permissible for grant recipients.


 Opportunity to Support Early Career Researchers from Developing Countries:

With your contributions ISQOLS 2017 is able to support early career researchers from developing countries to attend the 15th annual meeting of ISQOLS through educational grants. If you cannot attend the ISQOLS conference, consider supporting one early career researcher to attend.

To support as many as possible doctoral students and early career researchers from developing countries, we need your help.

A minimum of 6 unrestricted educational grants, each 500 €, will be awarded to registered early career researchers from developing countries.
Your support will help increase the amount of individual educational grants the scientific committee can give away to support early career researcher to attend the ISQOLS 2017 conference in Innsbruck, Austria.

Several funding options are available, however also individual amounts are welcome.



Conference Speakers:

Keynote Lecture: John F. Helliwell

Professor John F. Helliwell, of the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, long-time Research Associate of the NBER, is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Co-Director of CIFAR’s program on ‘Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being’. Read more.

Richard J. Estes Lecture: Richard Layard

Professor Lord Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was until 2003 the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. Read more.

Alex C. Michalos Lecture: Richard Wilkinson

Richard is now Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York.  He wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett, a best seller now available in 24 languages.  Read more. 

Edward F. Diener Lecture: Antonella Delle Fave

Antonella Delle Fave works as professor of Psychology at the Medical School of the University of Milano, Italy. After getting an MD degree, she specialized in clinical psychology and devoted her research activities to the investigation of well-being indicators, with a particular attention to cultural and diversity issues. Read more. 

Reminder! ISQOLS members receive a significant conference registration discount! Join our renew your ISQOLS 2017 membership now by visiting: https://www.isqols.org/membership-registration/

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