The Scientific Committee is now complete

We are delighted to announce that the Scientific Committee of our next Conference is now complete. María Teresa Russo, Professor of Philosophy at Roma Tre University is leading this board which is made up of seven more prestigious experts on different areas:

  • Renata Kaczmarska, Social Affairs Officer at the United Nations
  • M. Gamal Abdelmonem, Chair in Architecture at the Nottingham Trent University
  • Baroness Hollins, Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry of Disability at St George’s University of London
  • Antonio Argandoña, Emeritus Professor of Economics and Business Ethics at IESE Business School
  • Rosa María Lastra, Chair in Banking Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London
  • Richard Peatfield, Neurologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London

Richard Layard author of “Happiness: Lessons from a New Science” and Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics closes this Committee and will be our Keynote Speaker.

If you are researching the contribution of the home to the happiness of society, click here to read the requirements for submitting a paper. These are just some ideas about the different topics that will be addressed in the Conference.

  • Reflect on the transformations of happiness concept
  • Ask ourselves why the economy recently began to be interested in the subject of happiness
  • Point out that the quality of domestic comfort is one of the most important factors influencing human lifestyles, wellbeing and happiness
  • Ask ourselves whether the use of technological innovations is increasing the degree of happiness in family life and study its impact on relationships with previous generations
  • Underline the importance that building, designing and urban planning take into consideration the quality of family life and the opportunity of encounter and mutual assistance
  • Reflect on the link between housework and happiness
The Proposal submission deadline will be April 30th, 2020. Proposals selected will automatically be eligible for a 45% discounted registration fee of the conference fee.

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the vital role of the home in connecting and nurturing individuals through shared values, work and purpose. This will promote future evidence-based discourse and policy-making in regard to the home.