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43rd IATUR Conference

October 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

Connecting Time Use Research with Public Policies, Organizations and Society

This year’s conference theme is:¬†Connecting Time Use Research with Public Policies, Organizations and Society.¬†Time-use research has the potential to inform key time use policies such as education schedules, mobility, equality policies, amongst many others. The 2021 IATUR conference wants to explore the connection between research, policy-making and societal changes. To that end, plenary sessions will include discussions of research results that have already or can potentially impact society and both the receptions and visits have been designed to allow for knowledge exchange between researchers attending the conference and policy-makers and public servants that execute public policy on a day-to-day basis.


Call for papers

Following the conference topic, the abstracts can be submitted on several policy-related fields. On the call for abstracts page you will find a more detailed explanation on each category.

Abstracts that are related to time use research but do not fit in any of the pre-set categories can be submitted under the “Others” category.

Please submit your abstract here.


COVID-19 disclaimer

The conference is programmed to happen in Barcelona but the organizers are following closely the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. If it presented a risk for the health and safety of participants, the conference will be held virtually and a partial refund of the registration fee will be returned to those that had already paid it. Please follow closely the COVID-19 section for any news on that regard.


Important dates

  • Start abstract submission 25 January 2021
  • Early deadline abstract submission 12 March 2021
  • Early notification of abstract acceptance 2 April 2021
  • Deadline abstract submission 14 May 2021
  • Last notification of abstract acceptance 4 June 2021
  • Early bird registration open 1 April 2021
  • Early bird registration deadline 1 July 2021
  • Deadline registration 31 September 2021
  • Pre-conference workshop TBA
  • Conference 27-29 October 2021
  • Welcome reception (Catalan government) 27 October 2021
  • General assembly 29 October 2021
  • Welcome reception (Barcelona City Council) 28 October 2021
  • Gala diner 28 October 2021
  • Post conference tour 27 October 2021

Dates for reception, gala dinner and tours may change as we close the programme. Final dates will be announced before registration begins on 1 April 2021.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation requests received by 31 August 2021 will be refunded in full.
  • Cancellation requests received between 1 September 2021 and 26 September will be refunded after deduction of a 50 Euro administration fee.
  • 50% of registration casts will be refunded if cancellation requests are received between 27 September and 10 October 2020.
  • From 11 October 2021, conference registration costs cannot be refunded.


Registration fee

Dates and prices for reception, gala dinner and tours may change as we close the programme. Final dates and prices will be announced before registration begins on 4 April 2021.

Click here for the registration fees. The welcome reception on 27 October and on 28 October, the gala diner on 28 October, the coffee breaks and lunches during the conference on 27-29 October are included in the conference fee. Participants can bring up to one accompanying person to both welcome receptions at no costs and up to one accompanying person to the gala dinner at a cost of 50 euro. Please book accompanying persons when regisrering for the conference. The pre-conference workshop, and tours and excursions can be booked at an additional cost. See all options here.

IATUR offers a reduced membership and conference fee for students, people who have retired from employment, and people based in a low income economies. To see the criteria for eligibility for these reductions, select this option in your Profile under the Billing tab. If you meet these criteria, please upload evidence of your eligibility. You will be notified by e-mail if your request for this reduction is approved. This reduction only applies after you receive this confirmation e-mail. Please do not pay for your membership and/or conference fee before you have received this e-mail. We normally take up to 3 working days to process requests. In August, requests may take longer to process.



October 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am
October 29, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
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Barcelona, Spain