WORK conferences - Multidisciplinary research in international network

TCLS organises biannually an international, multidisiplinary WORK conference on work and working life. The conferences offer a wide forum for sharing recent working life related research and for networking internationally. WORK has been organised since 2013. 

The latest WORK conference was organised on 23-25 August 2023 as a hybrid conference at the University of Turku and on a virtual conference platform. The WORK2023 theme Digital Capitalism: Peril and Possibilities addresses the current key drivers in most contemporary societal changes and in working life. Visit WORK2023 website for more information. 

The programme and the contents of the conferences has been planned to be as most recent as possible. In 2013 the theme of the conference was Continuities and Disruptions in Modern Life, in 2017 Work and Labour in the Digital Future, and in 2019 Real Work in the Virtual Work. The first two conferences has been organised at the University of Turku, and in 2019 at Finlandia Hall in Helsinki. WORK2021 conference was organised as a virtual series of three conferences in August, October and December in 2021. The theme of the conference was Work beyond Crises.