The X Conference on Childhood Studies

Welcome to the X Conference on Childhood Studies May 15 –17, 2024!

Conference theme: Childhood and Communities

Communities have an essential role in creating children’s habitats and well-being in childhood. As a result of the recent pandemic and other ongoing crises, the well-being of children has become a topic of discussion in daycare, schools, spare time, family- and working life, the economy, and security. When facing difficult circumstances and crises we are tackling complex problems that need a systemic and multidisciplinary approach in order to be solved. We need to engage different actors and endorse collective responsibility to support the well-being of individual children and their communities.

The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars from different research fields to share and discuss insights on factors that decrease and increase well-being and resilience in the everyday communal structures in which children live.

Upcoming timelines:


  • 1 November: Abstract submission begins 
  • 1 November: Registration begins (Early-Bird fee is applied)


  • 22 January: Deadline for abstract submission
  • 23 February: Notification of acceptance
  • 10 March: Early-Bird registration closes
  • 10–30 March: Regular registration fee applied

X Conference on Childhood Studies in 2024 is organized by the Finnish Society for Childhood Studies In English - Lapsuudentutkimuksen seura (, Itla Children’s Foundation Itla – Equal wellbeing for children and families and The Faculty of Educational Sciences, University of Helsinki Faculty of Educational Sciences | University of Helsinki. Venue: University of Helsinki (Specific venue to be advised).

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