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"Quality-of-Life for Resilient Futures: Sustainability, Equity, and Wellbeing"

3-6 AUGUST 2022

Burlington, Vermont, USA

Call for Abstracts for Workshops, Symposia, Papers and Posters





2022 Theme: Quality-of-Life for Resilient Futures: Sustainability, Equity, and Wellbeing

2022 DescriptionThe ISQOLS 2022 Conference in Burlington, Vermont, USA is the first in-person ISQOLS gathering since the global pandemic began. It provides the opportunity to build connections within our interdisciplinary/transdisciplinary community of scholars and practitioners dedicated to promoting quality-of-life and wellbeing. Hosted on the campus of The University of Vermont, the conference provides a forum for reflecting on our collective learning about quality-of-life throughout the global pandemic while providing evidence about how to cultivate resilience at all scales (individual, community, national, global) with a special focus on sustainability, equity, and wellbeing impacts on quality-of-life.  We are pleased to welcome researchers, practitioners, students, professionals, faculty, retirees, experts and novices to Burlington, Vermont, USA in August 2022. Selected special events and lectures during the conference will be recorded.

Call for Workshops

On August 3, there is the opportunity to organize a workshop for conference participants. Workshops have an educational character and cater to the PhD and postdoc community at ISQOLS. Please send an e-mail to Kelly Hamshaw at if you would like to organize a workshop before December 15th.

Call for Symposia

It is possible to organize a symposium (i.e. special sessions) at ISQOLS 2022. Please send an e-mail to Kelly Hamshaw at before December 15 if you are interested in organizing one or more sessions. Subsequently, the symposium will be added to the online submission system. Please note that all participants in a symposium have to submit their abstract via the online submission portal and all abstracts will be subject to review by the scientific committee.

Call for Abstracts for Papers and Posters

Abstracts for papers and posters dealing with scientific research or best practice examples in all areas of quality-of-life, well-being and happiness are highly welcomed and need to be submitted via EasyChair. Abstracts have to be submitted by the presenting author. Submitting authors should choose one topic, track, or symposium in which they want to submit the abstract. In case authors are not submitting to a specific symposium, they are requested to carefully check the entire list of topics (see below) to ensure they submit to the most appropriate topic.

Sessions will be organized in the form of Posters or Paper Presentations. Authors should specify which type of session they prefer when submitting their abstract.

All abstracts must be in English and no more than 250 words. The presenting author of accepted abstracts must register to the conference to be included in the program.


Deadline workshops and symposia is December 15 and the abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2022  has been EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 15, 2022.  Submissions made prior to January 15 will receive a notification of acceptance via email to the corresponding author(s) by March 30, 2022; Submissions made after January 15 and by February 15 will receive notice of acceptance via email by April 15, 2022. 

Questions? Email


Topics, Tracks, and Symposia

Authors must select from the following topics, tracks, and symposia

Endowed Tracks

  • Ronald E. Anderson Endowed Track on the Alleviation of Human Suffering           
  • Elizabeth Eckermann Endowed Track on Gender and Quality-of-Life
  • Takashi Inoguchi Endowed Track on Quality-of-Life and Well-Being in East Asia    
  • Kenneth C. Land Endowed Track on the Advancement of Quality-of-Life and Well-Being of Children
  • Mahar Mangahas Endowed Track for the Advancement of Quality-of-Life and Well-Being in Southeast Asia
  • Rhonda G. Phillips Endowed Track for the Promotion of Community Development and Community Well-Being
  • Daniel Shek-Wofoo Foundation Track for the Advancement of Adolescent Quality-of-Life Research       
  • M. Joseph Sirgy Endowed Track on Well-Being and Policy
  • Valerie Møller Endowed Track for the Advancement of Quality of Life and Well-Being in Sub-Saharan Africa


(1) Theoretical Advances in Well-Being, Happiness and Quality-of-Life               

(2) Methodological Issues in the Study of Quality-of-Life, Happiness and Well-Being: Data Collection and Models              

(3) Well-Being in the World and in Regions            

(4) Well-Being in Different Populations                   

(5) Cultures and the History of Well-Being              

(6) Health and Well-Being                

(7) Promoting Well-Being: Public Policy and Development            

(8) Beyond GDP: New Understandings and Measures of Progress              

(9) Philanthropy, Volunteerism and Well-Being                  

(10) Economics of Happiness           

(11) Consumer Finance and Well-Being                  

(12) Social Relations and Well-Being                      

(13) Promoting Worker Well-Being in Organizations

(14) Well-Being Statistics in Policy Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation

(15) Other Applied Research in Quality-of-Life

(16) Qualitative Methods for the study of Quality of Life/ Well-being/ Happiness

(17) Quality of Life and Environment

(18) COVID-19 and Well-Being

(19) The use of Big Data and Machine Learning in Well-being studies 

(20) Equity and Well-Being   


  •     GLO/EHERO Sessions on Happiness Economics
  •     GNH.Today Sessions on Big Data and Well-being

Submit Your Abstract:

We are collecting abstracts via EasyChair

You must create an EasyChair account before submitting your abstract.



Kelly Hamshaw

Jane Kolodinsky

Stephanie Rossouw

Carol Graham

Graciela H. Tonon

Jill Johnson

Martijn Burger

Martijn Hendriks

Nicholas Prang

Helen Lasimbang

Talita Greyling

Michael Moser 

Steven Kostell

Questions? Contact

The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS)




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Gilbert, AZ 85299

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