Working Time 2019
Special Events

Welcome Reception (Monday, September 9, 18:00)

Join us for the Welcome Reception on the Lakeview Terrace, overlooking the beautiful lake scenery of Lake Coeur d’Alene. Catch up with old friends and meet new ones, and enjoy drinks and hors d’oeuvres while taking in the view. Celebrate the achievements of our junior colleagues as we announce the Early Career Researcher travel and merit awards. Non-attendee guests are welcome with the purchase of a welcome reception ticket or all-meals package.


Early Career Researchers Event (Monday, September 9, 20:30)

In the spirit of the Working Time Society’s aim to promote networking and build community, early career researchers will gather at the Taphouse Unchained, across the street from the conference venue, following the Welcome Reception. Play games, win prizes, have fun, and get to know your peers. Drinks and hearty snacks will be provided. If you are an early career researcher and have not received confirmation that you signed up for this free event, email us at 

The Early Career Reseachers Event is organized by early career researchers Amanda Hudson (chair), Raymond Matthews, Elaine Marqueze, Hiroki Ikeda, Grace Vincent, and Anastasi Kosmadopoulos. The event organizers are very grateful for the sponsorship received from Integrated Safety Support.

Industrial Health Special Issue Discussion (Tuesday, September 10, 18:30)

This special session will be devoted to papers developed by the Working Time Society which provide a broad and international perspective of occupational health and safety risks related to nonstandard work schedules. These papers, which represent the collective efforts and reflect the knowledge base of the WTS membership, have recently been published in Industrial Health (March 2019, Vol 57(2)). Authors will present consensus statements from each paper on the related risks, effective mitigation strategies and directions for future research. All are welcome to join in the discussion. 

Aussie Style Trivia Night (Tuesday, September 10, 21:00).
Back by popular demand, be prepared to test your knowledge within and beyond the fields of shiftwork and working time with the 2nd Annual Trivia Night, hosted by our colleagues from Down Under. Work together with colleagues both new and old for your best chance at winning the WTS trophy.

50th Anniversary Symposium (Wednesday, September 11, 14:45)

During this year's meeting, we will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the International Symposium (since Oslo, Norway, 1969). Join Steve Popkin, Frida Fischer, Kazutaka Kogi, and Drew Dawson for a walk down memory lane and a preview of what the future may bring.

General Assembly Meeting (Thursday, September 12, 15:15)

Included in your registration for Shiftwork2019 is a two-year membership in the Working Time Society. All conference attendees are welcome to attend the General Assembly. Hear from the Working Time Society President, Steve Popkin, about the state of our society, and hear from past President Frida Fischer, who will convey a message from the International Commission on Occupational Health. Meet the winners of the Working Time Society Early Career Research special awards for research, practice, and service. Also, hear from WTS Board Member Masaya Takahashi regarding the location and plans for our next meeting, Shiftwork2021.

Boat Cruise and Dinner Buffet (Thursday, September 12, 17:30–21:00)

The last evening of the conference will take us onto Lake Coeur d’Alene. You will board the boat for cocktails and a scenic cruise around Lake Coeur d’Alene, one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. After about an hour on the water, the boat will arrive at the Hagadone Event Center, which has a view overlooking the lake and the world’s only floating green. You will enjoy buffet dinner stations featuring food from around North America. Enjoy a sunset view of the lake on the return trip to The Coeur d’Alene. Non-attendee guests are welcome with the purchase of a boat cruise and dinner buffet ticket or all-meals package.     

Disco Night (Thursday, September 12, 21:00)

After the boat cruise, let’s dance the night away with music from the 80’s, 90’s, and today. Break out your best dance moves, let the good times roll, and show everyone that you aren’t afraid to let loose. You don’t want to miss this!

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