IARR Mini-Conference 2023:
Resilience in Interpersonal and Social Environments
May 18-21, 2023 | Phoenix, Arizona
The theme of our mini-conference is how individuals thrive and grow in stressful contexts through their relationships. We will have a poster session during the Friday happy hour, one data blitz session, and symposiums that focus broadly on this topic of resilience and relationships. Additionally, we will facilitate a couple of sessions for collaborative working groups to brainstorm ideas for interdisciplinary studies and/or grant proposals. There will be a new scholars workshop (topics TBA) during the first day on Thursday, May 18th open to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. We also have three terrific keynote speakers lined up - this year’s Early Career Award winner (Amie Gordon), a local, mixed race Indigenous scholar and activist who will share about their lived experiences with resilience (Alycia de Mesa), and a speaker who will focus on stress and coping in young adult and older couples (Silvia Donato). Finally, we are planning to make the most of our beautiful surrounds for our opening event at Mirabella in Tempe and closing dinner at the Desert Botanical Garden. We will be organizing optional day tours on Sunday, May 21st in Sedona. Please see below for further conference details and contact RISE@asu.edu with any questions.