Digital Capitalism:

Peril and Possibilities

23 – 25 August 2023

Hybrid Conference

Online & Turku, Finland

Welcome to
WORK2023 Conference

WORK2023 provides opportunity for researchers involved in the broad sense in multidisciplinary scientific study of work and its various features in society to share knowledge, research results and new directions in research and practice.

The WORK2023 theme “Digital Capitalism: Peril and Possibilities” addresses the current key drivers in most contemporary societal changes and in working life. The crucial roles of technologies and digital capitalism have become visible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Technologies have the power to enable development, offer remedies and bring forward mechanisms for sustainable development and equal worth, but in their various forms, technologies may also create, increase and push forward greater inequalities of different kinds. The theme of WORK2023 calls upon papers, posters and presentations to address the topic and related questions in several streams. WORK2023 welcomes papers from a wide variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.


We are honored to present our plenary speakers, who are renowned experts in their fields and will provide valuable insights and perspectives on the key themes of our conference. 


The conference hosts numerous streams with multidisciplinary themes on work and working life research, e.g. technology, labour market, wellbeing, education, and many more. The streams and their detailed descriptions can be found by clicking the button below.


Author meets Critics

One important feature in intellectual knowledge formation are scholarly books. Author meets Critics (Author meets Readers) Sessions are designed to highlight recently published scholarly books and bring authors together with discussants.

Important Dates

28 February 2023 Call for Abstracts deadline
3 April 2023 Registration opens
14 April 2023 Letters of acceptance
15 June 2023 Early Bird registration deadline
15 June 2023 Registration for presenters
23-25 August 2023 Conference dates

28 February 2023:
Call for Abstracts deadline

3 April 2023:
Registration opens

14 April 2023:
Letters of acceptance

15 June 2023:
Early Bird registration deadline

15 June 2023:
Registration for presenters

23-25 August 2023:
Conference dates

Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, 23 August

08:00             Registration opens

Registration desk is open every day during the scientific programme.

08:30-10:00 Session 1 (available for meetings, ad hoc sessions)

09:00-10:00 Coffee

10:00-11:15   Opening remarks


11:45-13:15   Session 2 (parallel tracks)

13:15-14:45  Lunch

15:00-16:00  Keynote

16:00-16:30  Coffee

16:30-18:00 Session 3 (parallel tracks)

18:30-20:00 Reception at Turku City Hall

Thursday, 24 August

08:30-10:00  Session 4 (parallel tracks)

10:00-10:30  Coffee

10:30-11:30  Keynote

11:45-13:15  Session 5 (parallel tracks)

13:15-14:45  Lunch

15:00-16:00 ) Keynote / Author meets critics

16:00-16:30   Coffee

16:30-18:00  Session 6 (parallel tracks)

19:00-23:00   Dinner

Friday, 25 August

08:30-10:00  Session 7 (parallel tracks)

10:00-10:30  Coffee

10:30-11:30  Keynote

11:45-13:15  Session 8 (parallel tracks)

13:15-14:45  Lunch

15:00-16:30  Session 9 (parallel tracks)


The registration will open on 3 April 2023.
The Early Bird registration period closes 15 June.

ONSITE Early Bird Regular
3 days, onsite 380 € 430 €
3 days, onsite, students 200 € 220 €
Stream chairs 250 €
3 days, virtual 230 € 280 €
3 days, virtual, students 180 € 200 €


The conference will be held at the University of Turku Campus area and virtually for those, who wish to participate online.

Welcome to Turku!

The conference will be held in Turku. Turku is a city located in Finland. It is the oldest city in the country and the former capital of Finland. The city has a population of around 183,000 and is located on the southwest coast of Finland. Turku is known for its historical and cultural heritage, and is home to many museums and galleries. It is also a major hub for education, with several universities located in the city, including the University of Turku.

Contact Information

email: work2023(a)

Chair, Professor
Anne Kovalainen

Marja Rautajoki

Research Assistant
Oskari Pukkila

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