External Events

Information on Labour Law events external to ALLA.

Please note: For events of the International Society of Social Security & Labour Law (ISL& SSL), see the ISL&SSL page.

Upcoming Events

Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association Conference, 18-20 October 2018

ALERA will hold its 2018 National Conference at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, 18-20 October 2018. For further information please see the ALERA website.

Labour Law Research Network Conference 4 Valparaíso, Chile, 23-25 June 2019

LLRN will hold its 4th Conference in Valparaíso, Chile from June 23-25, 2018. The first three such conferences РBarcelona 2013, Amsterdam 2015 and Toronto 2015 Рwere remarkably successful in drawing together scholars from around the world, and have established a tradition of the LLRN Conference as the largest and most important focal point for global labour law scholarship.

LLRN are now calling for papers particularly addressing the following themes: The Goals of Labour Law; Labour Law's Means; Labour Law's Impact; Labour Law's Methodology. Further information can be found here.

AIRAANZ Conference, RMIT University, Melbourne 12-14 February 2019

AIRAANZ are now inviting submissions for conference streams. For further details please see the AIRAANZ website.

The conference theme Global Work, Quality Work? invites us to consider the dilemmas arising from growing disparities in the quality of jobs and from fragmentation of employment, especially in the context of the rapidly changing landscape of global capitalism, labour regulation, labour migration and labour movements.

Past Events

AIRAANZ 2017 Conference

The Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand is pleased to invite you to attend the 2017 Conference, to be held at the QT Hotel, Acton, Canberra, ACT, from Wednesday 8th February to Friday 10th February 2017.

The focus of the Conference is Reconsidering Gender and Industrial Relations. Key themes include the many facets of gender in the workplace, including gender, work and policy developments, gender and collectivism, pay equity, equal employment opportunity and diversity management, women in male-dominated areas, women working in the caring professions, work and family issues and issues affecting LGBTQI workers.

Labour Law Research Network Conference 3 Toronto

LLRN will hold its 3rd Conference in Toronto, Canada, from June 25-27, 2017. The first two such conferences – Barcelona 2013 and Amsterdam 2015 – were remarkably successful in drawing together scholars from around the world, and have established a tradition of the LLRN Conference as the largest and most important focal point for global labour law scholarship.

LLRN take the cartography of the law to be open, and therefore do not propose strict tracks or categories. They are confident that the conference will attract scholars and exciting scholarship on a wide range of issues and expect to structure the panels and presentations on a wide variety of topics related to the law of work broadly conceived. Nonetheless, LLRN encourages and particularly incites interventions that address the following themes which track their description and ambition for LLRN3: http://llrn3toronto.org/program/

New Zealand Labour Law Society's Fourth Biennale Conference

New Zealand Labour Law Society's Fourth Biennale Conference will be held on 24-25 November 2017 at the School of Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch. Conference theme: Labour law in transition in a globalised market.

The conference will focus on labour law in transition in a globalised world. The conference theme is intended to encompass new developments and emerging areas in labour law.

The conference aims to attract a wide range of papers including several from overseas jurisdictions and covering a wide variety of topics including but not limited to:

  • De-regulation of the workplace and the implications of globalisation
  • Implications of the recent amendments to health and safety law
  • Workplace stress, bullying and harassment
  • Restructuring, redundancy and redeployment
  • The implications of emerging technologies and the gig economy
  • Equality, human rights and precarious work. Keynote Speaker Judy Fudge, Professor of Employment and Labour Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, United Kingdom. The conference also intends to actively involve students and junior practitioners in order to expose them to a range of contemporary ideas that will be invaluable to their development as lawyers. A call for papers will be made early 2017.

ILERA World Congress 2015

ILERA will hold its 17th World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, from 7-11 September 2015. The theme of the Congress is, 'The Changnig World of Work: Implications for Labour and Employment Relations and Social Protection'.

The ILERA World Congress brings together global individuals from several areas within the labour and employee relations disciplines. Such attendees include professors, doctoral candidates, researchers, experts, leaders and practitioners. There should be in excess of 500 delegates.

Further information about the Congress is available on the website: http://www.ilera2015.com

ISLSSL World Congress 2015

The International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL) will hold its 21st World Congress in Cape Town, South Africa, from 15–18 September 2015.

The 21st World Congress promises to provide a platform for stimulating discussion on labour and social security law in a global environment where prolonged economic and social uncertainty appears to have become the norm.

This raises hard questions: how can labour law and social security continue serving the ends of collective regulation, equality in the workplace and social justice in developed and developing countries under conditions of relative economic austerity? How must the traditional concepts and institutions evolve to take account of what may well be fundamental shifts?

Further information about the World Congress, including details about the Call for Papers and Registration, is available on the website: http://www.labourlawcongress2015.co.za.