Cooperation and Conflict in the Family conference – Registration now open

Registration and abstract submission for are now open. Early bird registration is available until 30 September, while the call for abstracts closes at the end of this month. Head on over to the conference website for more information.

The conference blurb and call for abstracts is below.

The Cooperation and Conflict in the Family conference will be held at UNSW in Sydney, Australia from February 2-5 2014.

We will bring together leading economic and evolutionary researchers to explore the nature of conflict and cooperation between the sexes in the areas of marriage, mating and fertility. The conference provides an opportunity for researchers to discuss the economic and evolutionary biology approaches to these issues, explore common ground and identify collaborative opportunities.

The majority of the conference will be dedicated to submitted talks. Submitted talks will be set around key events, which includes public lectures on the evenings of Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 February by Professor Paul Seabright and Professor Monique Borgerhoff Mulder, and regular plenary talks by our Invited Speakers during the day.

Call for abstracts

We are pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for talks at the Cooperation and Conflict in the Family Conference. Submission is now open and closes on Friday 30 August 2013. Please submit your abstract by going to the abstract submission page.

We will run no more than two parallel sessions of submitted talks. Each session will follow a theme, and we will ensure a mix of disciplines within each session. Speakers will be provided 15 minutes during which to present, plus five minutes for questions and changeover.

Submitted talks will be chosen on the basis of abstracts. Talks can address any topic related to the theme of the conference, including: conflict in mating, sexual strategies, mating markets, fertility decisions, conflicts over child-rearing or parental investment, the demographic transition, cooperation and conflict over household decisions, family labour supply, the history of human mating systems, the history of sexual conflict, and the evolution or economics of family structures.

Abstracts should have a descriptive title (no more than 140 characters) and contain no more than 300 words of text. We also invite you to select which disciplines your work best represents, and to nominate up to four key words.

On submission of the abstract, you will receive a confirmation email containing your submission details. We will inform submitters of acceptance of the talk proposal in mid-September. Final acceptance of the talk is conditional on the presenter registering to attend the conference.

Please submit your abstract by going to the abstract submission page.

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