INFORMATION ABOUT THE SSSP 2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING 

 August 4-7, 2021

Start planning now for your participation in the SSSP’s 71st Virtual Annual Meeting.

Registration
Registration for the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting is open!

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, 2021. 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.

Virtual Annual Meeting Funds Available – application deadline March 31, 2021
The Erwin O. Smigel Award Committee announces funds to pay for registration fees for unemployed and underemployed sociologists to participate in the SSSP virtual annual meeting. The Transnational Initiatives Committee announces funds to subsidize both the registration fee and membership dues for students and scholars located in the Global South, including students and scholars from politically, economically, and culturally oppressed groups in countries not considered part of the Global South, to participate in the SSSP virtual annual meeting. View more information here.

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 on 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;
  • 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 Co-Chairs (Woody Doane and Saher Selod, saher.selod@simmons.edu)

Refund Policy
Registration fees will be refunded to persons who notify the Administrative Office prior to July 15. Unfortunately, under no circumstances will SSSP issue refunds for no-shows.

Annual Meeting Registration Fees
All participants are required to register and pay the appropriate registration fee. Registration is required to join sessions online.

Registration Type Member Student/Underemployed/
Emeritus Member
Non-Member Non-Member,
Student/ Underemployed/
Emeritus Member

Early Bird Registration
(valid until June 1, 2021)

$95 $40 $195 $140

Pre-Registration
(valid from June 2 – August 3, 2021)

$110 $50 $210 $150

Same-Day Registration
(valid August 4 – August 7, 2021)

$125 $50 $225 $150


Anti-Harassment Policy
As a social justice organization, the SSSP is committed to creating a safe and welcoming space at the annual meeting for the free exchange of ideas and professional development; an environment free from harassment based on, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, disability, health conditions, sexual orientation, religion, language, socioeconomic status, marital status, domestic status, or parental status.  This includes the harassment of colleagues, students, guests, SSSP and hotel staff, vendors, exhibitors, and others present at the annual meeting.  To that end, we ask you to help us to make it very clear that anyone engaging in this kind of behavior is not welcomed at the annual meeting. 

The Society for the Study of Social Problems is committed to the eradication of discrimination (both intentional and unintentional), harassment, intimidation, and violence directed at individuals and groups based on, but not limited to, race and ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, class, nationality and immigrant status, ability, and religion. Offensive and prohibited conduct may include, but is not limited to, offensive jokes, slurs, epithets, name calling, physical assaults and threats, unwanted touching and persistent unwanted attention and invasion of personal space, intimidation, ridicule or mockery, and insults and put-downs. Whenever and wherever possible, the Society will affirm this commitment to anti-racist, anti-sexist, anti-homophobic, anti-xenophobic, and anti-Islamophobic agenda, publicly and explicitly. As an organization dedicated to social justice, the Society will take very seriously, reports, formal or informal, of harassment or discrimination in the organization and at annual and other Society meetings. To the greatest degree possible, the Society will do what it can to respond appropriately to those who violate our policies and to protect victims and potential victims, from being subjected to this type of unwanted and offensive behavior. We will make every effort to ensure that this commitment is manifest in the policies, programs, and practices of the organization, including in the public positions the SSSP takes on issues, both national and international. SSSP expressly prohibits retaliation against individuals who report harassment and will take action against those who retaliate.

By joining SSSP and thorough registering for meetings, members of SSSP agree to comply with this policy.


View the SSSP's Anti-Harassment Policy in its entirety here.