The Benefits of Work-Life Practices Across Higher Education

May 10-12, 2017

Providence, RI


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Don't miss out on the Early Bird Rate:


Early Bird Rate (ends 4/8/17)

Registration Fees
CUWFA Member* $300 ($125 savings) $425
HERC Member $375 ($100 savings) $475
Non-Member $450 ($75 savings) $525
Student/Retiree $150 ($50 savings) $225
One-day (May 11 or 12) $225 ($50 savings) $275
Sponsor Rate $300 ($125 savings) $425

*A limited number of registration scholarships are available for those in need. For more information, please contact the conference hosts. 

Registration includes the complete conference program and conference-related meals and snacks.


Brown University with Kimberly Almeida (, and the University of Rhode Island with Barbara Silver (

Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals closed on January 18, 2017. Proposal are currently being reviewed. 

Conference Program (PDF)

CUWFA is pleased to announce the keynote speakers: Dr. Brad Harrington and Ellen Bravo.

Dr. Harrington is the Executive Director of the Boston College Center for Work & Family (CWF) and a research professor in the Carroll School of Management. 

Ellen Bravo is a lifelong activist, the former director of 9to5 (the group that inspired the movie) and the current head of Family Values @ Work, a network of state coalitions working for family-friendly policies. 

Also see Conference Agenda

Travel and Accommodations


Conference accommodations are provided by the Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel. Attendees may book hotel rooms for the conference online or by calling 866-630-0704. Conference rate applies May 9-13, 2017. The last day to book is April 15, 2017.


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