2000 Conference: Vision for Families: Continuity and Change Across Cohorts and Generations

Members at the Annual Conference, 2000

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 The 62nd Annual Conference took place November 10–13 in Minneapolis, MN, at the Hilton Hotel. The theme chosen by Program Chair Elaine Anderson was “Vision for Families: Continuity and Change Across Cohorts and Generations.” Fees ranged from $75 for students to full registration at $160. Local arrangements co-chairs were Marcie Brooks and Mary Jo Czaplewski. Gov. Ventura of MN declared the entire month of November “Minnesota Month of the Family.”

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The President’s welcoming reception took place at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, which highlighted a special “Families” exhibit that had run for 5 years and was conceived with consultation with Family Social Science professors from the University of Minnesota. A Penumbra Theater production was also sponsored as a fundraiser for the John McAdoo Scholarship fund.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The plenary speakers included the following: Stephanie Coontz, who spoke on “Time After Time: Recurring Family Myths, Changing Family Realities”; Alejandro Portes, who spoke on “Public Ideologies Toward Immigrants and the Adaptation of the New 2nd Generation”; and Mary Pipher, who discussed “Another Country: Navigating the Emotional Terrain of Our Elders.” Discussions with these speakers continued in “fireside chats” after each session.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Stephen Jorgenson‘s Presidential Address was titled “Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention: Prospects for 2000 and Beyond.”

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The popular Research Updates for Practitioners series included Karen Bogenschneider, on “Putting Family Policy on the Political Agenda”; Shelley MacDermid and Laura Stoutmeyer, on “Walking the Walk: Research and Insights About Navigating Work and Family”; and Martha Farrell Erickson, on “Attachment and Human Development: Findings, Controversies, and Implications for Research and Practice.”

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 The Public Policy Workshop, “Starting Early, Starting Smart: Informing Policy Development on Young Children and Families,” was given by Eileen O’Brien, Liz Iida Jones, Andy Hsi, and Connie Morrow.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 The Pre-Conference Summit on Work and Families was titled “Making Minnesota the Model of Choice for Family-Friendly Employers.”

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 Read the 2000 Work–Life Summit Program

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 2000 conference programRead the conference program


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