Upcoming Events

We have selected events that we think are relevant to policymakers and/or that involve the IZA World of Labor. Also included are a selection of IZA events (further IZA events can be found here)


  • December 2017

    ADAPT International Conference: Industry 4.0: Triggering Factors and Enabling Skills

    Bergamo, Italy

    Industry 4.0 is a new economic approach that challenges Fordism and rigidly compartmentalized production sectors. This new model features more fluid organization in which both consumers and external factors might play a part. While highly-digitalized processes allow for mass customisation of products, a rethink of the way production is organized, as well as of working and business models, is needed.

  • April 2018

    Call for papers: Technological Innovation and the future of work: emerging aspects worldwide

    Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    CIELO Laboral has launched a global initiative to study the Future of Work, inviting the Member States to undertake dialogues regarding the future of work at national level

    2nd IZA Workshop on Gender and Family Economics, Joint with Barnard College - Call for papers

    Barnard College, New York

    IZA and Barnard College are organizing the 2nd IZA Annual Workshop on Gender and Family Economics. The workshop will create a stimulating environment that will enable participants to engage in discussion of and receive valuable feedback on pressing issues in gender- and family-related research and policy.

  • May 2018

    Bank of England: Gender and Career Progression - Call for papers

    Bank of England

    The Bank of England, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and the European Central Bank are organizing a conference on Gender and career progression, with a focus on issues specific to finance, economics, and central banks, to be held on May 14, 2018 at the Bank of England.  Governor Mark Carney (Bank of England) will provide opening remarks, and Dr. Brian Bell will be giving a keynote speech.

  • June 2018

    The World Labor Conference 2018

    Berlin, Germany

    The IZA will hold a World Labor Conference, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IZA, in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday and Friday, June 28 and 29, 2018. There will be 8 sets of two-hour parallel sessions, with each of the 48 sessions containing four papers. In addition, there will be: One plenary session each day with a keynote address, one by Francine Blau (Cornell University and IZA) and one by Chris Pissarides (London School of Economics and IZA); and a ceremonial dinner on the evening of June 28, at which the biennial IZA Prize in Labor Economics will be presented. 

  • July 2018

    5th International Conference on Employer Engagement and Training: 2018 – Call for papers

    BEIS Conference Centre, Westminster, London

    The conference will focus on employer engagement in education and training, vocational education and how these relate to the Government’s plans for increasing social mobility, the implementation of its Industrial Strategy and improving the flow of skills into the labor market post-Brexit. The conference also seeks to reflect on reforms and policy shifts in relation to vocational education and training and employer engagement internationally.