Call for Experts

IFHE plans to submit a statement to the United Nations Commission for Social Development 2021 and is inviting members to contribute.

Theme of the statement is “Socially just transition towards sustainable development: the role of digital technologies on social development and well-being of all”.
We are looking for experts on home economics & digital technologies to contribute to the statement. The more aspects and perspectives we can add, the better.
If you are interested, please send your contact details and background to until 5 October 2020.

More on the Commission on Social Development 2021:

Many thanks for your participation and support!

IFHE Office Bonn

Virtual Conference for AAFCS

2020 AAFCS Virtual Conference

We have taken our in-person annual conference online with ZOOM! Although we regret that the Coronavirus pandemic will keep us from gathering face-to-face for an engaging conference experience in Baltimore, we are still providing you many opportunities to connect with one another and connect to interactive professional development sessions! The Virtual Conference is open to anyone, but you must be fully registered to participate.

If you have any questions, please send your email to

This website is your go-to spot for:
  • registration (rates, deadlines, etc.)
  • important policies and online access FAQs
  • the 2-day live event schedule
  • donate now to become a Friend of FCS and your name will appear on a virtual wall on the AAFCS website and will be preserved for archival purposes to mark our 1st historic virtual conference. In addition, your name will be included in the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences.

Registration is Now Open!

Annual Meeting Berlin, Germany: March 4-6, 2020

Annual Meeting 2020

4.-6. March 2020, Bonn, Germany

The Annual Meeting focuses on “Advancing IFHE: successful stories & learning examples” and  World Home Economics Days 2021-2023.

Registration deadline is 28 January 2020, members register by paying a 95 Euro registration fee through the IFHE online payment

IFHE World Congress: August 2-8, 2020 Atlanta

“Home Economics: Soaring Toward Sustainable Development”

2nd – 8th August 2020

Atlanta Hyatt Regency Hotel

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Your IFHE-US colleagues are excited to welcome you to the United States.  The Congress will feature many traditional activities and some new ones, which include:

  • First Timers Event – orientation for newcomers
    • University Reunions – network with others from same US school
    • Learning Day on the Move – combines traditional educational and technical excursions with home visits
    • Professional Insights Into Sustainable Development Through Home Economics Programs – for university students and professionals
    • Youth Insights Into Sustainable Development Through Home Economics Program – for secondary students

Special considerations:

  • Package A includes Social Program; Package B is registration only; Package B additions adds selected parts of the Social Program
  • One day registration available
  • Learning Day on the Move – registration includes 1st $50 of cost

Ready for your review are:

  • First Announcement which includes Hotel Information
  • Second Announcement which includes registration and Learning Day on the Move descriptions
  • Call for Abstracts
  • Congress Budget Worksheet
  • Tentative Program-at-a-Glance
  • Visa information to enter the United States and Letter of Invitation

Important Dates: April 10, 2020

  • Early-bird Registration Ends
  • Presenter Registration Deadline

For more information go to: IFHE World Congress 2020.

Last Chance to sign up for Cultural Evening at AAFCS


If you are planning to attend the AAFCS Annual Conference and Expo in St. Louis, don’t miss out on the IFHE-US Cultural Evening, June 23 from 7-9 p.m. at the Hampton Inn – Gateway Arch (a short walk from the Hyatt).  Experience genuine Syrian food and hear the story of a Syrian refugee who has started a catering business with the help of Welcome Neighbors STL.  Welcome Neighbors STL organizes Supper Clubs where refugees can prepare and share their native foods as a way to raise funds for refugee families.  Mawda Altayan started with the Supper Clubs and has now opened her own catering business, DamascusFoodSTL.  Hear her story and taste her delicious food!  The menu will include (all but the chicken are vegetarian):

Hummus with pita bread
Baba Ganoush (grilled eggplant with fresh vegetables such as parsley, green peppers, tomatoes and pomegranate molasses and tahini served with pita bread)
Chicken shawarma sandwiches (chicken, garlic cream, pickles, wrapped in pita bread)
Yalangi (grape leaves stuffed with rice and vegetables)

Pre-registration by June 17 is required using the attached registration form.  This event is open to all, so invite your non-IFHE member friends to join you.  This is an event you won’t want to miss!

Joyce Cavanagh, Ph.D., CPFFE