BCEC | FoWI Future of Work Workshop 2020

WhereCurtin St Georges Terrace
137 St Georges Terrace, Perth
WhenThursday 13 - Friday 14 February 2020

The Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) in partnership with the Future of Work Institute (FOWI) at Curtin University are holding the second Future of Work Workshop on February 13-14, 2020 at Curtin St Georges Terrace in Perth.

We are delighted to announce our keynote speaker, Associate Professor Thomas A. O’Neil (University of Calgary) who will present on his topic Developments in High Performance Teamwork, Multiple Team Systems, and Human-Autonomy Teaming. 

The workshop will address key questions surrounding the future of work including:

  • Workforce demographics and future of work
  • Working more and longer
  • Quality of jobs
  • Barriers to employment and entrepreneurship
  • Robots and jobs
  • Preparing for the future: the role of human capital

A workshop dinner will be held on Thursday 13th February 2020 at The Sentinel in Perth from 6.00pm until late.

View Program

Recent years have seen dramatic changes in the organisation of work with a more diverse mix of how people work across the economy as well as within individuals’ lifetimes. Alternative forms of employment, facilitated by online platforms and other technological advances, are growing; at the same time, there is a concern that work is becoming more precarious, with contract and part-time work on the rise, accompanied by low wage growth in many sectors.

As adoption of new technologies take over some of the tasks previously performed by labour, there is also increasing concern about the future of jobs. There is need for new insights to better understand the ways in which the organisation of work is changing, the impacts of automation on future employment prospects and the welfare implications of these changes. The workshop aims to help fill this gap.

The workshop will provide researchers with a forum for presenting and discussing innovative research relevant to the theme of future of work in all areas of economics, industrial relations and organisational studies. We particularly welcome empirical contributions that can inform policy-relevant questions.

Register for Workshop