2020 CUWFA Conference

The Future of Work-Life: Leveraging our role in an evolving higher education landscape

2020 Annual CUWFA Conference
New York, NY | June 23-24

Hosted by Columbia University and New York University

The 2020 CUWFA Conference is not to be missed! Not only will you have the opportunity to visit the campuses of two of our members in the exciting city of New York, but you will also experience a uniquely combined conference with our research partners from the Work+Family Researchers Network.

Please save the date and plan to join your colleagues for this exclusive opportunity! Your 2020 CUWFA Conference registration will include two exciting days of knowledge sharing, networking, and bridge-building.

Call for Proposals (Deadline for Submission: January 27, 2020)

Registration Now Open

Registration Type:
Early Bird rates
available from
1/1/29 – 2/29/20

Early Bird rates
available from
3/1/20 – 3/31/20

2019 rates
starting on
CUWFA Member* $450 $475 $525
HERC Member $475 $500 $550
Non-Member $500 $525 $575
Student/Retiree $175 $175 $175
Sponsor Rate $400 $400 $400

Conference Accommodations

A block of rooms is reserved at the:

Empire Hotel (CUWFA Reservation Link)
44 W. 63rd Street
New York, NY

Room Rate: $259 per night

  • 4-Star hotel in the heart of New York City – right across the street from Lincoln Center.
  • Beautiful outdoor pool and rooftop terrace.
  • CUWFA sponsored shuttle provided to Columbia University and New York University.
  • CUWFA sponsored continental breakfast.
  • Complimentary wireless internet access.

Tuesday, June 23

The first day of this unique experience, hosted by our CUWFA colleagues Amy Rabinowitz and Rebecca Balkin on Columbia University’s campus, will focus on networking and knowledge sharing with work-life leaders who share your challenges and opportunities. Based on past years’ conference feedback, speakers, panels, time with sponsors, networking activities, and fun will remain the hallmarks of a great CUWFA experience and our program planners are focusing on what CUWFA members want the most! More program details will come in the new year.

Wednesday, June 24

The second day of the experience features a bridge-building, and aspiration-setting day hosted by our CUWFA colleagues Grace Cosachov Protos and CJ Barnes on New York University’s campus, planned in partnership with WFRN with the theme of On Our Own Campuses: Collaborating to Improve Work-life Programs in Higher Education.  CUWFA and WFRN are bringing together work-life researchers and practitioners to forge new directions for partnering on research to inform programs and policies on our own campuses. Attendees will learn and strategize together on how to overcome barriers to research partnerships and culture change at our home institutions, discuss ways to help transform our own institutions, bridging the gap between research and practice, ultimately influencing public policy, and examine broader lessons for the work-life field.

Thursday, June 25 to Saturday, June 27

CUWFA Conference attendees can easily bridge to the WFRN Conference, June 25th-27th  if you wish to continue your experience. A significantly reduced rate will be offered for CUWFA members wishing to attend the conference. 

More information on the conference program, conference rates, and hotel reservations will follow very soon.  Please contact [email protected] if you have questions.


Work + Family Researchers Network