THE impact of technology on work-life balance will be explored at a conference at Bournemouth University next week.

"Going off the grid: Can employees really switch off during travel?" will examine whether people can relax when away from home or work.

The conference has been funded by the EPSRC Balance Network and co-organised by Dr Barbara Neuhofer, a Lecturer in Tourism and Hospitality Management at BU, and Professor of Tourism Employment Adele Ladkin.

Barbara said: "This event is a unique opportunity to engage in a dialogue about the challenges of digital technologies taking over our work and everyday life.

"A great line-up of speakers will discuss whether we are still able to completely disconnect and ‘go off the grid’, and share solutions how we could truly ‘unplug’ to enhance our wellbeing and refresh our body and mind."

The event is free to attend and starts at noon on Wednesday March 9. It finishes at 4.30pm, and will be followed by a networking drinks reception.

To find out more about the conference, and book a free ticket, visit