Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Photos from 3rd EA Conference

This past weekend, the 3rd biennial (more or less) conference on Emerging Adulthood was held, this time in Tucson, Arizona, near the University of Arizona campus. Previous EA conferences had been held in Miami (February 2005) and Cambridge, Massachusetts (November 2003). Abstracts from EA '07 are available here. Also, below are a few pictures I (and others) took at the '07 conference (you can click directly on the photos to enlarge them).

Pictured above, in a dark seminar room, are several members of the Texas Tech University Human Development and Family Studies contingent that attended the conference. Judy Fischer (faculty) is shown front and center. From left to right in the back row, those pictured are: Rick Herbert (graduate student), Jackie Wiersma (graduate student), myself (Alan Reifman, faculty), Bo Cleveland (faculty), and Jacki Fitzpatrick (faculty). [Note that the above photo replaces an earlier one I had up, on which the pictured individuals did not show up as well in the dark.]

This next picture shows the speakers in the session I was in.

Preliminary planning for the next Emerging Adulthood conference, in 2009, is underway. All attendees at the recent conference received a questionnaire, seeking suggestions for the next one.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Welcome to Attendees of 3rd EA Conference

Welcome to attendees of the 3rd Conference on Emerging Adulthood in Tucson, Arizona! I believe this website would be of general interest to everyone involved in EA research, but in particular, those of you attending the brown bag session on teaching EA may be most likely to find classroom applications from the resources on this page.

The links column on the right puts you one click away from a variety of sources on EA and related topics. The main write-ups provide concise discussions of various topics related to EA (often with external links embedded therein). Visitors can leave comments at the end of each write-up. Entries currently available (below) include:

January 22, 2007 -- Emerging Adulthood in the Culture and Media

January 21, 2007 -- Emerging Adulthood and Substance Use

January 20, 2007 -- Introductory Message on Emerging Adulthood

If you'd like to submit a lead essay as a guest contributor, please e-mail me via my faculty website at the top of the links column.