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Future of Work and Care Symposium
Friday 3rd May 2024 - University of Melbourne & online

The intersections and regimes of work and care have been significantly disrupted by COVID-19. With recent
technological development and artificial intelligence, the world of work and personal life are more complex to
manage and blend, and individuals face many challenges. As we recover and imagine how to rebuild our
economies, industries and communities, it seems timely to consider the practices, tensions and ways forward in
the future of work and care.

This symposium aims to explore research and policy debate around the conceptual and lived experience of work
and care in Australia. It is energised by questions: Who will we be in years to come? What approaches to ‘care’
should we consider? How can we create an equitable future of work and care?

The symposium will include, but not be limited to, the following issues and themes:
● AI and the future of work
● Industries, paid work and care
● The Care Economy: aged, disability, childcare and early learning sectors
● Approaches to, and resistances to, human care in the workplace
● Emotional landscapes of work and care
● Intersectional approaches to work and care
● Parental leave policy and return to work practices during COVID-19
● Theoretical issues in studying the future of work and care − particularly for intersectional, feminist and queer

The symposium will be held on 3rd May 2024 at accessible venues on the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus. It will be a hybrid event.

Event Details
Date: Friday 3 May 2024
Location: The Linkway, Level 4, John Medley Building, University of Melbourne
Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Format: Hybrid

Registration fees -  *Include lunch & Morning Tea
In person - TASA Waged Members: $50
In person - Non-Members: $70
In person - Post Graduates: $20
In person - Casual Workers: $20
Online Participants - Free

Please note - the following fees are indicative only; the fees are contingent upon final numbers.




For questions or inquiries please contact

TASA Sociology of Work, Labour and Economy Thematic Group co-convenors: Sheree Gregory, Lutfun
Nahar Lata and Yinghua Yu


Thematic Groups Quick Links