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May 17-20, 2017
International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (USA)
The theme of the 2017 Congress is "Qualitative Inquiry in the Public Sphere". Critical qualitative research is under assault. These are troubled times. The global right is on the move. It is setting the agenda for public discourse on the social good. In so doing it is narrowing the spaces for civic discourse. A rein of fear is on the air. The 13th International Congress offers scholars the opportunity to resist this discourse, to experiment with different ways of being moral, political and ethical in the public sphere, to foreground, interrogate and invent new interpretive practices, to engage in a politics of advocacy, pro and con, to form coalitions, to experiment with new ways of resisting the pressures of neoliberalism. The Congress will be an arena for advancing the causes of social justice, while addressing racial, ethnic, gender and environmental disparities in education, welfare and healthcare.
May 17-18, 2017
Qualitative Analysis Conference:"Glorious Triumph" of Symbolic Interactionism: Honouring the Past/Forging the Future - Haminton, Ontario, Canada
The theme of this year's conference offers an opportunity to both celebrate the symbolic interactionist tradition so integrally linked to the genesis of the QAC and also to ask important questions about where we are now and where we are going as we continue to study human knowing and acting.
July 12-14, 2017
2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research and 6th Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Research - Salamanca, Spain
The Organizing Committee informs of the following changes in the Program of the 2nd International Symposium on Qualitative Research:
•There will only be two sessions in English integrated in the 6th Ibero-American Congress on Qualitative Research (CIAIQ);
•The sessions in English will take place on July 13th;
•Except for these two sessions, the rest of the event will take place in CIAIQ's main languages (Portuguese and Spanish).

Application Fields:
1. Qualitative Research in Health (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Medicine, Nursing, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Psychology, etc.).
2. Qualitative Research in Education (emphasis on the processes of research in various areas of Higher Education, Basic Education, Assessment, Curriculum, Teaching, Teaching Science, Languages, History, Technology, etc.).
3. Qualitative Research in Social Science (emphasis on the processes of research in the fields of Communication, Linguistics, Sociology, Anthropology, Business Administration, Marketing, Management and Economics, Political Science, etc.)
4. Qualitative Research in Engineering and Technology (emphasis on the research processes in the areas of Computer Science, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Software Engineering and Engineering Education)
August 4-6, 2017
Mixed Methods International Reseach Association regional conference - Osaka, Japan
Achieving transformation through mixed methods research. This theme emphasizes how mixed methods research can be a change agent in participatory "transformative research", as well as transformative relative to bringing about new understandings through the systematic integration of qualitative and quantitative procedures through the dimensions of philosophy, methodology and methods.
August 30-September 1, 2017
Mixed Methods International Reseach Association regional conference - Pretoria, South Africa
Applying mixed methods to move disciplines forward: The research landscape is actively changing, which means that researchers need to be adaptable to address the issues that they are faced with. Within this changing environment a one size fits all approach is often not the best option to address the various research issues that form part of a global community. To this end, researchers need to be adept in using a variety of research designs and methodologies to ensure that issues are addressed for the advancement of society. That said, mixed methods research challenges researchers to be creative in their academic work. This will be the first research design and methodology conference in mixed methods offered in South Africa.
October 17-19, 2017
Qualitative Health Research Conference - Québec City, QC, Canada
QHR is a three day annual conference focusing on qualitative research in health disciplines and is held in various Canadian cities every October.

Conference Features:
•Conference Features:
•Symposia, Oral, Poster, and Alternative Scientific Presentations
•Interactive Discussion Sessions
•Evening Networking and Graduate Student Events
•Pre-Conference Workshops (two days)
•All presented abstracts to be published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM)
- See more at: https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/conferences-workshops-and-events/qualitative-health-research-conference#sthash.arBS1uNM.dpuf
January 11-13, 2018
The Qualitative Report Annual Conference - Fort Lauderdale, California
The Phenomenology of Qualitative Research.

At The Qualitative Report Ninth Annual Conference, we want you to share your lived experiences as qualitative researchers: "How are you becoming qualitative researchers, How do you practice your craft, How do you consciously produce the results that you do, and How do manage yourself throughout your work?" are some of the phenomenology-inspired questions we can explore together at the conference. Take us inside your world as a qualitative researcher by describing what you do and how you make sense of that which you do. We want to hear these reflexive tales in your proposed papers, panels, and workshops so we all can learn the phenomenology of qualitative research
January 24-26, 2018
Qualitative Research Consultants Association - Phoenix, Arizona
The QRCA conference is a conference for Qualitative practitioners, with opportunities to:
•Connect and network with other QRCs
•Expand and strengthen skill sets via hands-on collaborative practice
•Learn from the best of the best in the industry
•Refresh your perspective and reinvigorate your business with new methodologies, tools, and partners
February 26-27, 2018
Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference
An annual conference that invites presentations on research projects among a broad spectrum of topics. Employment of traditional ethnographic and qualitative research projects provides the common thread for conference papers. Proposals are peer-reviewed among three strands: Results of qualitative and ethnographic research studies, qualitative research methods, and pedagogical issues in qualitative research. Formats include lecture presentations and interactive poster sessions. The lecture presentations will be in 20-minute segments, with the poster presentations allowing for more extended dialogue and engagement with conference participants.
May 1-3, 2018
International Instutitute for Qualitative Inquiry (IIQM) Qualitative Methods (QM) Conference - Bannf, Alberta, Candada
QM is a three day annual conference focusing on qualitative research across all disciplines and is held in various countries around the world.

Conference features:
•Symposia, Oral, and Poster Scientific Presentations
•Opportunity to present a Micro-Keynote
•Interactive Discussion and Learning Sessions
•Evening Networking and Graduate Student Events
•Pre-Conference Workshops (two days)
•Presented abstracts will be published in the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM)
November 20-23, 2018
Contemporary Ethnography Across the Disciplines Hui - Santiago, Chile
Borders and boundaries: Plurality, permeability and plasticity. As the theme for the 2018 CEAD Hui, Borders and boundaries is both a symbolic and a material concept for ethnographic scholars. In a world fraught with mistrust, downgrading, and literally dehumanizing of the Other/other, the relationships of groups of people to borders keeping others out, and boundaries keeping our selves within seem no longer to be simply theoretical constructs, but rather have become real-time, politicized precursors and effects of ignorance. This ignorance might be deliberate or it may be structural; it may stem from paranoia, fear, lack of social intercourse: at any rate, the Southern Hemisphere, always aware of a globalized worldscape, is affected by worldviews that call for construction of concretized, fabricated, and real borders and boundaries. These "walls" can be real or imagined; they may be tangible, esoteric, ephemeral, and a combination of those material types; they may be multiple or singular, hurtful and unconscious and deliberate. They may be semi-, quasi-, or non-permeable. They may be borders and/or boundaries that are understood or incomprehensible. They may be based on some sorts of logics—or completely irrational. As borders and boundaries—fashioned by human beings—they are, of course, socially constructed, contextually sited and specific, and able to be, like the plasticity of brains, re-fashioned, deconstructed, and re-made into more or less humane interactions with other humans and species.

The conference theme Borders and boundaries, Plurality, permeability and plasticity, is, of course (as all conference themes are) suggestive: delegates to the CEAD 2018 in Santiago, Chile are invited to explore, play with, tease out, the subtleties, performance spaces, and evocative work that this thematic implies.
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