Message from IFHE President

Carol Warren

Carol Warren
IFHE President 2012-2016

It gives me great pleasure to invite you to the 23rd IFHE World Congress 2016. Whether you are a passionate home economics professional or an interested allied professional, we invite you to participate in the global conversation that is IFHE World Congress.

As indicated by our theme for 2016 - Hope and Happiness: The role of home economics in the pursuit of hope and happiness for individuals and communities now and in the future - we as home economists recognise that our profession is a key component of hope and happiness – critical for the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. We also seek creative and innovative ways to communicate this message widely and effectively.

As the only worldwide organisation concerned with home economics and consumer studies, it is imperative that IFHE seizes every opportunity to speak in full voice. World Congress gives us that opportunity. Since 1908, professionals, scholars and educators in home economics and allied fields have come together every four years to learn, share and inspire. Our consultative status with the United Nations and the Council of Europe gives us so much potential to extend congress outcomes and to see our resolutions put into action.

We are pleased and excited to be staging IFHE World Congress in the Asian region for the first time since 2004. Daejeon, Korea, has built a reputation for the hosting of global conferences and is a hub for technology, education, research and development. Our host organisation, Korean Home Economics Association, is preparing for a wonderful event.

We look forward to building a conversation around home economics in the lead-up to IFHE World Congress 2016, and to meeting you in Daejeon.


Carol Warren
IFHE President 2012 - 2016