2015 Annual Conferencealt

Hosted by Oregon State University

May 6-8, 2015

At the Embassy Suites Portland - Downtown

Call for Proposals alt

This year’s CUWFA conference theme is “Workplace Sustainability: Evolving Practices for Work-Life.” We are looking forward to a great slate of seminars, workshops, and roundtable discussions (World Café format) that are aligned with this year’s conference streams, which are centered around sustainable, flexible and creative work-life practices. Download Call for Proposals for more specific information. Submission deadline is January 9, 2015. For more information, contact the Conference Program Chair, Michele Vancour, at vancourm1@southernct.edu.

Why Attend the Conference?

Implementation of work-life strategies have proven to help institutions recruit and retain talented and diverse faculty and staff. Conference sessions will cover strategies for

  • improving employee satisfaction, engagement and commitment
  • improving productivity and reducing absenteeism
  • improving employee health and wellbeing

For more information about the business case for work-life practices read the CUWFA Report on Making the Business Case for Work-Life Policies and Programs at Colleges and Universities (pdf).

Find out more about hotel reservations, transportation and local attractions on our Local Information page.

Register for the CUWFA 2015 Conference Now!

Conference Registration Fees


Early Bird/Reduced Fee Registration

Ends Friday, March 13, 2015

Full Conference Fee Registration

Ends Friday, April 17, 2015

CUWFA Member $300 $425
HERC/Partner Organization $375 $475
Non-Member $450 $525
Student/Retiree $150 $225
One-Day Rate (May 7 or May 8) $225 $275

For non-CUWFA members please note that with a $150.00 individual CUWFA membership rate and accompanying reduced early registration fees of $300.00, your $450.00 investment is equal to the $450.00 cost of one non-member conference registration fee alone! Plus, membership provides access to CUWFA’s international opportunities for work/life networking, research and policy resources for best practice models in higher education, the Quarterly Review of Work/Life Policy and Practice newsletter and robust topical exchanges for a full calendar year, to complement your 2015 conference experiences.  Consider joining now!

Conference Registration will open November 17, 2014

For questions, please contact Robynn Pease at robynn.pease@oregonstate.edu or Tel. 541-737-4815.