15th ISQOLS annual conference: Quality of Life: Towards a Better Society



Quality of Life: Towards a Better Society

The International Society for Quality-of-life Studies (ISQOLS) is holding its 15th Conference from September 28th to 30th 2017 in the beautiful city of Innsbruck, Austria. The conference’s theme is “Quality-of-life: Towards a Better Society”.

ISQOLS conferences provide a space for scholars to present their research findings on quality-of-life, well-being, and happiness, as well as to discuss their relevance for policy making. ISQOLS gathers scholars from all corners of the world, from many disciplines, with different methodological and theoretical perspectives, and following different approaches, but with one common goal: generating research-based knowledge to contribute to the well-being in societies.


Keynote Speakers

We are very pleased to present our four keynote speakers. Over the course of the conference there will be three named lectures and one keynote lecture.

Ed F. Diener Lecture - Prof. Antonella Delle Fave
Happiness lies in the middle: evidence from theories and empirical findings

Antonella Delle Fave works as professor of Psychology at the Medical School of the University of Milano, Italy. After getting an MD degree, she specialized in clinical psychology and devoted her research activities to the investigation of well-being indicators, with a particular attention to cultural and diversity issues. Read more ...

Alex C. Michalos Lecture - Prof. Richard Wilkinson
Inequality and Sustainable Wellbeing

Richard is now Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham Medical School, Honorary Professor at University College London and Visiting Professor at the University of York.  He wrote The Spirit Level with Kate Pickett, a best seller now available in 24 languages. Read more ...

Richard J. Estes Lecture - Prof. Richard Layard
Wellbeing and Public Policy

Professor Lord Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, where he was until 2003 the founder-director of the Centre for Economic Performance. Read more ...

Keynote Lecture - Prof. John F. Helliwell
How can happiness research help to build better lives?

Professor John F. Helliwell, of the Vancouver School of Economics at UBC, long-time Research Associate of the NBER, is Senior Fellow of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research and Co-Director of CIFAR’s program on ‘Social Interactions, Identity and Well-Being’. Read more ...


Call for Abstracts, Posters and Symposia Organization:

Abstract submission is now open on the conference website:

Deadline for the abstract submission is February 14th, 2017.

Notification of acceptance will be e-mailed to the presenting author by March 30th, 2017.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions.

Mariano Rojas
ISQOLS President 2017-2018

Stefan Höfer
Chair local organizing committee



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