Registration Fees for the 2018 Annual Meeting

August 10-12, 2018
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

It’s not too early to begin planning your participation in the SSSP 2018 Annual Meeting.

Registration: Registration for the 2018 Annual Meeting is now open!  Register online until midnight (EST) on July 22.

All program participants (except individuals from community, labor, and comparable organizations working on social problems or social justice issues who have been invited to serve on a panel or to make a presentation) must be current members of the Society (you may join upon acceptance of your presentation) and must register (paying the guest registration fee is not acceptable for program participants) for the Annual Meeting by June 1, 2018.  Persons failing to register by June 1 will have their presentations deleted from the Final Program.

All exemption requests must be submitted by May 15.  Exemptions from paying registration fees will be considered for:

  • Non-students who are unemployed and/or receiving monthly financial assistance to meet living expenses may request a waiver of registration fees to participate in the program;
  • Individuals from community, labor, and comparable organizations working on social problems or social justice issues who have been invited to serve on a panel or to make a presentation;
  • Non-U.S. and non-Canadian scholars who are from less advantaged countries;
  • Co-authors of papers who will not be attending the meeting.  One of the co-authors must be a paid registrant.  Both co-authors must pay if both expect to attend the meeting; or
  • Persons excused by direct request of the Program Committee Chair.
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Refund Policy - Registration fees will be refunded to persons who notify the Administrative Office prior to July 15.  Once the Final Program is printed and participant packets have been prepared, the cost of processing the participant has occurred.  Unfortunately, under no circumstances will SSSP issue refunds for no-shows.

Airfare - For an airfare estimate, browse the internet or call your local travel agent or preferred airline for current fare quotes.

Housing - The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel.  The SSSP has secured a group rate for our annual meeting registrants.  Room rate includes complimentary internet in guest rooms.  Please check the SSSP website this fall for reservation information, including our group block code.  Reservations made after July 23rd or after the room block is filled are subject to availability and rate increase. 

Single/Double: $187; Triple: $207; Quad: $227- Room rates are exclusive of applicable state and local taxes currently set at 15.5%.  All taxes and fees are subject to change.

Meals - Philadelphia is known for its restaurants – from the small hole in the wall eateries to fine dining in Rittenhouse Square – and also for its many neighborhoods. You will find places to eat near the conference site in Center City, Market East, the Reading Terminal, and Chinatown. If you venture out a little – either by foot or public or private transportation – you will find even more restaurants in Old City, Society Hill, Washington Square, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, South Street, the Fairmount/Art Museum area, and University City (West Philadelphia).

Registration Fees:

(until July 15)
Member Registration        $175      $200 
Student/Unemployed/Emeritus Member Registration $60 $70
Non-Member Member Registration
(for non-exempt presenters who do not wish to become members)
$275  $300
Non-Member Student Registration
(for non-exempt student presenters who do not wish to become members)
$160 $170

Hope to see you there!