Qualitative Event Calendar


Featured events:

19th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. May 17-23, 2023, Urbana, IL. Every year since 2005. Usually in the second half of May. Deadline for abstracts by January 15th. For more information, visit https://icqi.org/.

Humanities and Social Sciences Net On-line (H-Net). A major portal with links to over 800 humanities conferences and CFP. http://www.h-net.org/announce/group.cgi?type=Conferences  

The Qualitative Report (TQR) website. See for resources. https://tqr.nova.edu/

Call for Collaborative Institutions: Graduate Student Qualitative Methods Network (GSQMN) https://cpb-us-e1.wpmucdn.com/sites.nova.edu/dist/a/4/files/2021/11/Call-for-collaborative-institutions-2.pdf  One time call, 2021-2022-2023.

The International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) conferences, workshops, and events, including The Qualitative Health Research (QHR) conference, The Qualitative Methods (QM) conference, The Thinking Qualitatively (TQ) Workshop Series, and The TQ2U Workshop Series. Other Qualitative Software workshops are also held throughout the year across various locations. Because of the pandemic situation, some of these conferences might not be convened in the near future. Please check the website for more information: http://www.iiqm.ualberta.ca/Conferences_and_Workshops.aspx or https://www.ualberta.ca/international-institute-for-qualitative-methodology/about-us

MAXQDA workshops—check periodically at MAXQDA Workshops and Free Webinars | Live Training Sessions – MAXQDA They usually display forthcoming workshops for the next two months.

NVivo training. See at https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo-qualitative-data-analysis-software/support-services/customer-hub/nvivo-academy/nvivo-academy  or https://lumivero.com/services/training/

2023 Conferences by month:

Most of these events re-occur on annual basis at approximately the same time. 

January 2023

6th European Congress of Qualitative Inquiry (ECQI) 2023, virtual congress edition. Pre-congress Methods Training: January 10, 2023. ECQI Congress: January 11-13, 2023. Recurrent event. For information, go to:


7th World Conference on Qualitative Research – Algarve (Portugal)+Online January 25-27, 2023. More information at:

2023 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN) will be a fully online conference. The conference will occur via Zoom on January 3-5, 2023. Reoccurring event. See at https://iaani.org/2023isan/

February 2023

33rd BARCELONA International Conference on “Literature, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences”(LHES2-22), 9th to 11th February 2022, Barcelona, Spain. Website URL: http://drhss.org/conference/339

Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum. Meetings have moved to a biennial basis. 2023 date TBA. The meetings are usually in February. University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. More information at: https://www.gse.upenn.edu/academics/research/center-urban-ethnography-education-forum   Conference contact is [email protected]

March 2023

34th Annual Conference on Ethnographic and Qualitative Conference (EQRC). March 21-22, 2022, held virtually. Proposal Submission Portal will open January 4th, 2022 and the deadline is February 22, 2022. Generic website:https://www.eqrc.net/2022-home

Society for Applied Anthropology 83rd Annual Meeting. March 28- April 1, 2023, Hilton, Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati, OH. Annual meetings convene at the end of March; CFP are typically due in mid-October.https://www.appliedanthro.org/annual-meeting

Qualitative Design and Data Collection Camp – Online, March 13-16, 2023 https://researchtalk.com/qddcc-2023/

2023 QRCA Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina, March 22-24, 2023. The Association of Qualitative Research Consultants. For more information, visit the website:   https://www.qrca.org/page/annual-conference  If the URL doesn’t work, use the name of the conference as keyword for an Internet search: 2023 QRCA Annual Conference

Summer/Autumn School The Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) 2023. University of Augsburg (Germany). Organizers: Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller (University of Augsburg) & Prof. Dr. Wolf Schünemann (University of Hildesheim). Please visit www.diskurswissenschaft.de  for up-to-date information and details concerning registration, venues, etc.

April 2023

Qualitative Data Analysis Camp – Online April 17-20, 2023 

14th SAR International Conference on Artistic Research

April 19th to April 23rd 2023 in Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim


2023 National Conference, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association. April 5-8, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas. Deadlines for paper proposals is January 10th, 2023. https://pcaaca.org/conference/2023

The 2023 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association (AERA). Chicago, IL, April 13-16, 2023. Meeting and Housing registration is now open, early bird deadline is March 10th, 2023. Program Schedule is now available. https://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/2023-Annual-Meeting

2023 International Congress for Qualitative Research & Theory Methodologies (ic-QRTM)  Online conference, April 28-30, 2023. The Institute for Research & Theory Methodologies in partnership with the South American Center for Qualitative Research. More information at: 


May 2023

The 2023 Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association Virtual Meeting (AERA). Virtual, May 4-5, 2023. Meeting and Housing registration is now open, early bird deadline is March 10th, 2023. Program Schedule is now available. 


19th International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry. May 17-23, 2023, Urbana, IL. For more information, visit https://icqi.org/

June 2023

21st International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities 2023

Place: Online+ Sorbonne Universite, Paris, France. Format: A mix of live, pre-recorded, and in-person (at a scale that’s allowed) presentations and social interaction spaces. Dates: 28-30 June 2023. Special Focus: Data, Media, Knowledge: Re-Considering Interdisciplinarity and the Digital Humanities


39th Qualitative Analysis Conference and Couch-Stone Symposium of the SSSI. University of British Columbia- Okanagan Campus, June 14-16, 2023. A double conference with the Couch-Stone Symposium. More information at: 


5th Canadian International Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences 2023. Conference on June 10- 11, 2023. Toronto, Canada, in person conference. Abstracts Submission Deadline is April 30, 2023. For more information go to https://socialsciences.info/  or e-mail the Conference Convener at [email protected]  Organized by Unique Conferences Canada (https://uniqueca.com/)

7th Canadian International Conference on advances In Education, Teaching & Technology 2023. Parallel conference with 5th Canadian International Conference on Humanities & Social Sciences 2023. Conference on June 10- 11, 2023. Toronto, Canada. Abstracts Submission Deadline is April 30, 2023. For more information go to https://educationconference.info/  Organized by Unique Conferences Canada (https://uniqueca.com/)

9th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference 2023 University of Trento, Italy, June 7-10, 2023. Consolidates the rich intellectual discussion spurred by previous editions. More information at:

The International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) Annual Conference 2023. Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU) in Nairobi, June 27-29, 2023. Proposal deadline is February 1st, 2023. More information at:

Annual Conference of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology 2023. June 29-30, 2023, in Santa Cruz, CA at University of California. Submission deadline is February 1st, 2023. Pre conference workshop on June 28th, 2023. More information at:


July 2023

EUPOP 2023, Conference of the European Popular Culture Association 2023, University of Stirling, Scotland, July 3-5, 2023. Deadline March 17th, 2023. More information to follow: https://epcablog.wordpress.com  

18th International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 2023. A blended conference. July 19 – 21, 2023. Oxford Brookes University Oxford, United Kingdom.


20th Annual Qualitative Research Summer Intensive. July 24–28 and August 2–4, 2023. Courses offered exclusively in online format. https://researchtalk.com/qrsi-2023/

August 2023

September 2023

8th International Conference on Communication & Media Studies 2023, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain + Online September 6-8, 2023A blended conference. More information at:


9th Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference 2023. Budapest, Hungary, August 31- September 2, 2023. More information at:

October 2023

EPIC 2023 (The Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference). Chicago, Illinois, October 7-10, 2023. More information at:


Evaluation 2023 October 9-14, 2023, Indianapolis, IN https://www.evaluationconference.org/About/Upcoming-Meetings    

November 2023

Meeting of the American Anthropological Association 2023. Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 15-19, 2023. In person or online. More information at:

December 2023

January 2024

2024 International Symposium on Autoethnography and Narrative (ISAN) will be a fully online conference. The conference will occur via Zoom on January TBD, 2024. Reoccurring event. See at https://iaani.org/