The IFHE World Congress is exciting event for Home Economists. Held every four years, it attracts around 1,000 participants from around the globe.


XXIV IFHE World Congress 2020

2.-8. August 2020, Atlanta/Georgia, USA

 

Theme: Home Economics: Soaring Toward Sustainable Development.

Details & registration at the IFHE World Congress 2020 Website.

Important dates:

June 1st - August 31st 2019

Abstract Submission Open
Travel Grant Application Open

December 2019

Abstract acceptance Announced
Travel Grant Awards Announced

April 10th, 2020

Early-bird Registration Ends
Presenter Registration Deadline

 

The Congress will feature many traditional activities and some new ones, which include:

  • First Timers Event – orientation for newcomers
  • University Reunions – network with others from same US school
  • Learning Day on the Move - traditional education & technical excursions with home visits
  • Professional Insights Event – for university students and professionals
  • Youth Insights Event – for secondary students.

Your IFHE-US colleagues are excited to welcome you to the United States!


IFHE World Congresses 1908-2016

 

Year

Venue

Participants

Countries

Themes

I

1908

Fribourg
Switzerland

750

20

The Training of Economics Teachers. Necessity of involving the greatest number of girls in Home Economics Education

II

1913

Ghent
Belgium

600

27

Home Economics in Elementary and Intermediate schools and for adults

III

1922

Paris
France

2,000

35

Methods of town and rural Home Management Teaching

IV

1927

Rome
Italy

1,500

34

Role of Home Economics from the social standpoint. Taylorism in the organisation of household work

V

1934

Berlin
Germany

900

23

Home Management Teaching must use all sciences and requires a rational organisation of domestic work

VI

1939

Copenhagen
Denmark

400

24

Restoration or conservation of intellectual, moral, social and economic inheritance of countries by women's education

VII

1949

Stockholm
Sweden

700

22

Adaption of Home Economics teaching methods to the psychological development of young people

VIII

1953

Edinburgh
United Kingdom

1,250

55

Home Economics at the service of life: its contribution to individual and social progress

IX

1958

Maryland
United States

1,040

60

Education in Home Economics relative to the social and economic conditions of various countries

X

1963

Paris
France

2,000

52

Home Economics Education to meet changing world conditions and needs: In preserving the inherent values of family life. In serving the wider society

XI

1968

Bristol
United Kingdom

1,100

62

Home Economics in the service of national cooperation: sociological, scientific and economic, educational

XII

1972

Helsinki
Finland

1,000

43

Home Economics, a vital force

XIII

1976

Ottawa
Canada

1,000

53

Life, not just Survival: Home Economics and the Utilisation of the Worlds Resources

XIV

1980

Manila
Philippines

1,400

54

Home Economics, a responsible partner in development

XV

1984

Oslo
Norway

950

54

Technology and its Effect on Living Conditions

XVI

1988

Minneapolis
United States

1,400

80

Health for All: Role of Home Economics

XVII

1992

Hanover
Germany

1,580

80

Focusing on Families and Households: Change and Exchange

XVIII

1996

Bangkok
Thailand

830

45

Living conditions: A global Responsibility

XIX

2000

Accra
Ghana

600

37

A new Century: Focus on the future.
The expanding Role of Home Economics: In developing human resources; In improving living conditions and fostering human rights; In advocacy for families and households

XX

2004

Kyoto
Japan

1,066

36

Cooperation and Interdependence - Fostering Leadership in Home Economics for Healthy Communities

XXI

2008

Lucerne
Switzerland

1,100

54

Home Economics: Reflecting the Past - Creating the Future

XXII

2012

Melbourne
Australia

750

50

Global Wellbeing - Global Creativity and Innovation: Developing Capacities for sustainable Future

XXIII

2016

Daejeon
Korea

900

42

Hope & Happiness: The Role of Home Economics in the Pursuit of Hope & Happiness for Individuals and Communities now and in the Future

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