The theme of this conference “Occupation and Society: Global to Local Perspectives for the Future” recognizes that all occupation occurs within context. Whether people engage in occupations individually or as part of collectives (e.g., families, neighbourhoods, communities), our societies inform our understandings of what people need, want, and are expected to do. This conference will enable dialogue about complex relations between human occupation and society. Society is understood as a social group characterized by people involved in regular social interactions and occupations, sharing a physical or social space, and/or organized by common political and cultural expectations. This conference gives voice to ‘glocal’ perspectives and invites a range of submissions that consider the relationship between occupation and society (locally to globally), as well as for the future of occupational science. As such, this conference will include a variety of topics of interest to the international occupational science community.
We invite contributions from around the world for all those interested in the conference theme and the discipline of occupational science. Submissions may be theoretical, educational, or research based.
There are three types of submissions:
- Oral presentations will be approximately 15 minutes and will be followed by a question period
- Poster presentations will be presented followed by a question period
- Dialogic session will be interactive sessions of 55 minutes, where active participation and engagement is required
The call for papers closes on
25th November 6th December 2021 at 24.00 PST (Pacific Standard Time).
Accepted abstracts will be published on the Journal of Occupational Science website.
Please review the abstract submission guidelines.