Archive for the ‘Annual Conference’ Category
The 1992 Annual Conference was held in Orlando, FL. The theme was “Families and Work.” Patricia Voydanoff was Program Vice President. A record-breaking number of 1,173 attendees enjoyed the many sessions.
The 1991 Annual Conference was held at the Radisson Hotel, Denver, CO, with Alexis Walker as chair. The theme was “Families and Poverty.” Local arrangements chair was Donna Chitwood. Keynote speakers were Michael Katz, historian; Frances Fox Piven, political scientist; and William Julius Wilson. The Religion and Family Life Section sponsored a pre-conference seminar on “Building Family Strengths.” The First Lady of Colorado, Bea Romer, was a keynoter. Britton Wood was the coordinator.
The 1990 Annual Conference was held November 10–14 in Seattle, WA, at the Seattle Westin Hotel, with the theme “Children and Their Families.” Jay Schvaneveldt was the program chair.
The 1989 Annual Conference was held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Brent Miller was the conference vice president. The theme, “Families and Sexuality,” drew almost 1,100 attendees. Pamela Monroe and Gladys Hildreth were local arrangements co-chairs. A highlight of the NCFR exhibit was the newly published policy report, 2001:Preparing Families for the Future, edited by David Olson. The first Marie Peters Lecture, inaugurated by the Ethnic Minorities Section, was presented by Andrew Billingsley, Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, who had received the Marie Peters Award the previous year. His topic was “African American Families in a Changing Society.” […]
In 1987, the Annual Conference began on a weekend to allow for travel and to free teachers from their duties. It took place at the Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, GA, November 15–17. At the time of the conference it boasted the tallest hotel tower in the world. (While an elegant site, the standard joke among NCFR members who attended is that to this day, there may be several attendees still wondering about in the tower!) Carolyn Love was the program chair, and Dana Scott was local arrangements chair. The theme was “Families in an Information Era.” Registration fees for NCFR […]
The Annual Conference in 1988 was dedicated to celebrating NCFR’s 50 years of existence. The theme was “Addictions and Families.” Robert Lewis was conference vice president, and the conference was held at the Philadelphia Franklin Plaza Hotel. Ollie Pocs, University of Illinois, chaired the exhibits management. The number of attendees that year increased by 23%, with 52 new members being added from a conference membership/registration package deal. The total attendees numbered 1,100. A highlight of the conference was the attendance of Soviet scholars who were recruited by Susan Hartman and members of the Family Social Science Department at the University […]
The Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn, MI, was the site of the 1986 Annual Conference, November 3–7. Pauline Boss was the Program Chair, and Betty L. Barber was local arrangements chair. The theme was “Family Policy.” Nine hundred thirty people attended. Five plenary speakers addressed different aspects of the politics of the family, ranging from micro to macro impact. Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Editor of MS Magazine, presented on the topic “Family Politics: Love and Power on an Intimate Frontier.” She had just authored a book on the topic. Augustus Y. Napier, director of The Family Workshop, a treatment and training institute based in Atlanta, GA, delivered an address […]
The 1985 Annual Conference took place November 4–8 at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel with the theme chosen by Program Vice President Harriette P. McAdoo. The theme was “Enriching Families: Ethnic, Cultural, and Religious Networks.” Britton Wood was local arrangements chair. Approximately 915 people attended. The conference started on an exciting note with a fire alarm in the middle of the night on November 3, which sent the NCFR staff flying down 28 flights of stairs in their nightclothes and Board and business notebooks. Fortunately, it was a false alarm and the only after-effects were stiff muscles the following day as the conference […]
The 1984 Annual Conference theme was “New Families for a New Era,” and it was held at the Cathedral Hills Hotel, San Francisco, CA, October 16–20. John Scanzoni of the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, was the program chair. Cecilia Gray of California State University was local arrangements chair. The purpose of the conference was to examine the issue of changes and continuities in all aspect of male–female and parent–child relations in the context of the ongoing changes in the larger society. Bert Adams’s Presidential Address was on “Problems and Solutions in the Family Today.” Plenary sessions and speakers included the following: […]
The 1983 Annual Conference was held in the Radisson Hotel, St. Paul, MN, October 11–15. Mary W. Hicks was program chair. Jeanne Markell and Kay Louis were local arrangements co-chairs. The theme chosen by Hicks was “Linkages: Maximizing Family Energy – Work & Family, Kin, Friendship/Community. Nine hundred sixty-five attended the conference. Speakers included Roger Porter, who spoke on “Informal Links with the Government”; Bonnie Martin, who discussed “The Family at Work: Strengths and Changes” (a General Mills special Report); Robert F. Avant, whose topic was “The Family & Community”; Christian Beals, who spoke on “Family Social Supports Networking”; and Robert Levy, who discussed “When Families Meet […]