—Having a "Calling in Life" or "Life's Work" as opposed to a career
—Philosophies of work and employment especially those that promote freedom from work
—Labor in prison settings such as correctional institutions and internment camps
—Separation of work from healthful living in contemporary society
—Utopian visions of work in literature, film, and communal living arrangements
We also seek presentations that relate matters of work not only to quality of life generally but also to how individuals choose to live justly. Presenters might wish to touch upon as well topics related to peacemaking, restorative justice, and nonviolent conflict resolution. The Association puts great emphasis on the full participation of all at its conferences so presenters are encouraged to be brief. All sessions are plenary. We also seek to foster an atmosphere of hospitality during meals and after the work of the day is done. You may submit an abstract for a scholarly paper or propose an entire panel session. JSA also encourages more creative modes of presentation including but not limited to video, photography, song, and interactive sessions. Those interested in participating in the conference should send a title and abstract (fewer than 200 words) to 2012 Program Chair, Dan Okada firstname.lastname@example.org before March 1, 2012. We will make notifications of acceptance on a revolving basis.