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International Federation for Home Economics

23 - 28 June 2024 | Galway, Ireland

St. Angela's College

Galway Bay

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Dear Colleagues,


It gives us great pleasure to announce the XXV World Congress of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) hosted by the National Centre of Excellence for Home Economics, St Angela’s College, Ireland. The Congress will take place from the 23rd – 28th June, 2024 in Galway, Ireland and is being held under the auspices of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE)

IFHE (est. 1908) is a politically independent and secular international, non-profit organisation which holds consultative status with the United Nations. It is the only international organisation for Home Economics and related fields. The Federation connects individuals and organisations from over 70 countries and multiple disciplines.


The Congress is hosted by National Centre of Excellence for Home Economics (NCHE), St Angela’s College, Sligo, Ireland. The NCHE provides a key platform for the future growth and development of the academic discipline Home Economics and acknowledges the historical importance and existing prominence of the discipline in St. Angela’s College.  Further details are available at


The theme of the 25th World Congress is Home Economics in a Time of Transformation: Bridging the Past - Charting the Future. Home Economics, as a field of study was founded in 1899, and, as we gather to celebrate the 25th World Congress in Ireland we have an exciting opportunity to advance ideas related to the conference theme. The social disruption and consequences of the pandemic are not yet well understood but it is accepted that this era has triggered new behaviours and ways of living. Home Economics can play a progressive role in shaping a more positive human experience and determining how we can address global issues that concern sustainable and healthy everyday living. What might 2024 and beyond mean for the human experience? Are transformative factors required to support individuals, families and consumers to mediate this transition?


We look forward to welcoming delegates from all over the world to the 25th World Congress. We invite professionals, researchers, practitioners and students to submit abstracts aligned with the Congress theme. Delegates from aligned and cognate disciplines are most welcome to submit an abstract. Full details are available in the Call for Abstracts published on the Congress website.


The week of the Congress is an opportunity for delegates to hear esteemed keynote speakers; engage in enriching concurrent sessions, poster sessions, workshops, symposia; view exhibits and the international sales market; as well as participate in social and cultural events such as the pre and post congress tours; opening cultural evening; opening ceremony; gala banquet and Céili; and the closing ceremony.

Yours Sincerely,


Dr. Amanda McCloat


St. Angela's College, Sligo

Dr. Helen Maguire

Head of School of Home Economics

St. Angela's College, Sligo     

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Congress Announcement

Important Dates

Submit Your Abstract 

Deadline 30th September

Extended to 31st October

Notification of Acceptances

15th January 2024

Early Bird Registration Deadline 5th April 2024

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