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“Quality-of-life and Adaptation in a Virulent World”



Given the uncertainty of the current global pandemic, travel restrictions, and planning challenges the 2021 ISQOLS Annual Conference will be held virtually in August 2021 (specific dates to be announced). The ISQOLS 2021 Conference will offer a forum for discussion of the research findings concerning quality of life, well-being, and happiness, similar to all of our past, in-person conferences.

The theme of the Conference is “quality-of-life and adaptation in a virulent world”. The world has changed dramatically in the past year. How do we now examine quality-of-life, wellbeing, and happiness? What are the challenges and opportunities for well-being research and policy in the face of a global pandemic? What important work is being carried out to encourage personal, communal, environmental, and social resiliency in a Covid-19 world? We invite researchers, practitioners, students, professionals, faculty, retirees, experts and novices to participate and engage in this virtual event.

Paper abstract submissions will open December 1, 2020.

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Conference Paper Submission Details:

Paper abstract submissions will open December 1, 2020. The deadline for abstracts is February 15, 2021. All abstracts must be in English and no more than 350 words. Topics are typically used for assigning submissions to reviewers and for conference analytics. Authors must select from the following topics:

Abstract type:

  • ·       Poster Session at ISQOLS 2021


  • ·       Online Paper Session

Topics/Tracks – select any of the following that apply to your paper:

Endowed Tracks

  • ·       Ronald E. Anderson Endowed Track on the Alleviation of Human Suffering           
  • ·       Elizabeth Eckermann Endowed Track on Gender and Quality of Life
  • ·       Takashi Inoguchi Endowed Track on Quality of Life and Well-being in East Asia     Kenneth C. Land Endowed Track on the Advancement of Quality of Life and Well-Being of Children
  • ·       Mahar Mangahas Endowed Track for the Advancement of Quality of Life and Well-Being in Southeast Asia
  • ·       Rhonda G. Phillips Endowed Track for the Promotion of Community Development and Community Well-Being
  • ·       Daniel Shek-Wofoo Foundation Track for the Advancement of Adolescent Quality of Life Research       
  • ·       M. Joseph Sirgy Endowed Track on Well-Being and Policy


(1) Cultures and the History of Well-being  

(2) Well-Being in the World and in Regions

(3) Well-Being in Different Populations       

(4) Methodological Issues in the Study of Quality-of-life, Happiness and Well-Being

(5) Applied Research in Well-Being 

(6) Disciplinary Approaches to Well-Being, Happiness and Quality-of-life

(7) Promoting Well-Being: Public Policy and Development

(8) Beyond GDP. New Understandings and Measures of Progress

(9) Philanthropy. Volunteerism and Well-being       

(A) Economics of Happiness

(B) Consumer Finance and Well-being


COVID-19 and Well-being   

GLO/EHERO Sessions on Happiness Economics

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)




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