The Qualitative Report 16th Annual Conference, online and in-person, March 2025

The Qualitative Report warmly invites submissions from narrative practitioners and researchers for its 16th annual conference to be held in-person in Florida, USA, on 5–6 March 2025 and online on 27–28 March 2025.


Conference theme

What if we took the notion of co-research seriously and invited people in the communities in which we hope to produce significant social change to help co-create the research questions, co-design the studies, co-analyze the data, co-discuss the impact, and co-author the reports? What if they identified their needs, what if they helped to define the gaps in knowledge, and what if they helped us via their calls to action?

The theme of the 16th Annual Conference of The Qualitative Report is “Co-creating our impact: Invitations to change.” With this call, we are asking those among us who have already taken this collaborative turn to share their wisdom and experiences so we can accelerate this “difference that makes a difference” (thanks, Gregory Bateson) in all the communities in which we live and for which we care.

Co-creating means that we do not act alone or in isolation and the most productive impacts come from collaborative efforts. Change is not imposed, it is invited and welcomed. We invite you to join us under this “big tent” as we encourage all qualitative researchers to conceptualize and conduct their work by stretching method as well as the content areas, using democratic processes to uplift people in their lives.

In these invitations to change, can we also consider other ways we can share the reports of our collaborative inquiries beyond the traditional media of scholarly journals, books, chapters, and conferences? How can we utilize alternative means such as blogs, podcasts, and other social media channels to invite collaboration and communicate these tales of change and justice?

At TQR2025, we invite you to come share your impactful collaborations as researchers, teachers, and communicators and contribute to our vibrant qualitative research community. Maybe we can help change the world in the process!


Submissions are now open (Deadline 2 August 2024)

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