Registration to WORK2023 conference is open


Multidisciplinary WORK2023 conference will be organised as a hybrid event at the University of Turku and on a virtual conference platform on 23-25 August 2023.

Registration for the conference is open and early bird registration period is open until 15 June 2023. More information and the link to the registration form:

The WORK2023 theme Digital Capitalism: Peril and Possibilities addresses the current key drivers in most contemporary societal changes and in working life. The crucial roles of technologies and digital capitalism have become visible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Technologies have the power to enable development, offer remedies and bring forward mechanisms for sustainable development and equal worth, but in their various forms, technologies may also create, increase and push forward greater inequalities of different kinds. The theme of WORK2023 calls upon papers, posters and presentations to address the topic and related questions in several streams.

Wednesday’s keynote speakers are senior lecturer, research associate Alex J. Wood (University of Bristol, University of Oxford) and Professor Virginia Doellgast (Cornell University, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung). Wood's talk will focus on The politics of platforms: power, precarity and protest. Doellgast's topic is Democratizing technological change at work: Collective responses to digitalization and AI.

Thursday’s keynote speaker is ERC Professor Valeria Pulignano (KU Leuven). Pulignano discusses the topic Theorizing adaptations to precarious work in an era of digital transformation. The programme for Thursday and Friday will be supplemented. Additions will be announced during the spring.



The conference is organised by Turku Centre for Labour Studies TCLS.

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Created 17.04.2023 | Updated 17.04.2023