Connect digitally with the broader TLC community! Our 2020-2021 program of digital events includes research talks, panel discussions, and networking events designed to support interdisciplinary learning and collaboration. Our next event is described in detail below. Check back here for more on future events!
Register for our August community event!
Scheduled for August 27th from 1-3PM Eastern Time, this digital event will be focused on sharing and discussing the latest science and topics pertaining to the study of social connection. The event will feature a series of flash talks and breakout group discussions to help researchers connect with one another over areas of mutual interest.
Have a new research finding pertaining to love or social connection that you’re excited to share? Submit it for a 3-minute flash talk! We welcome researchers from all fields, backgrounds, and career stages—especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups—to submit a flash talk for the event. Research need not be about romantic relationships, but may feature strangers, coworkers, family members, or friends, as well.
Flash talk submissions are due by August 7th. Acceptance decisions will be announced August 14th.
Complete this survey to register, submit a flash talk, and/or offer feedback on which topics you’d most like to discuss at the event. We hope to see you there!
Join us for an upcoming informational webinar! During our time together, we will give an overview of The Love Consortium Dataverse, explain the process to post a dataset description, and answer any questions you may have. Each webinar takes about 30 minutes, but we reserve the full hour for additional conversation, should the Q&A portion run over.
Register for a webinar
There are no webinars scheduled at this time. If you would like to schedule a private webinar for you or your lab, please reach out via our Contact page and we'll be happy to accommodate.
The Love Consortium Inaugural Meeting: Theoretical Perspectives on the Science of Love
Invited scholars from a variety of theoretical perspectives met to discuss evidence and theory related to the construct of love (Days 1 and 2) as well as to offer visions for a future of thriving research in this domain (Day 3).
Date: April 25-27, 2019
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, U.S.A.
The Love Consortium Trainee Workshop on The Science of Love
Selected attendees met to share their research, learn about the science of love from affective and relationship scientists (Drs. Algoe, Fredrickson, Gable, Reis), and develop scientific collaborations on love with one another.
Date: June 17-19, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Love Consortium Pre-Conference Workshop
Attendees of the International Association for Relationship Research Mini-Conference on Positive Action in Relationships joined this Pre-Conference Workshop to learn more about The Love Consortium and how to get involved, to offer expertise to facilitate the goals of The Love Consortium, and to consider how their own work (independently or in collaboration with others at the workshop) may benefit from The Love Consortium resources.
Date: June 19-20, 2019
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
The Love Consortium initiative holds great promise for scientific advances by capitalizing on the methods afforded by the approach of uncovering untapped data from across labs, disciplines, and geographic locations. For now, we feature two key opportunities that we believe will be especially fruitful.