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August 14, 2015

2015 Annual Meeting Information

The 65th SSSP Annual Meeting is almost here!

Yesterday you should have received an email from with instructions on how to download our mobile app for 2015 SSSP Annual Meeting as well as your login information. The app has all the important information you'll need for the annual meeting and features to enhance your conference experience including the full event schedule. Please contact our office at if you experience difficulty with the app.

Registration will be located at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in the Atlantic Ballroom Foyer on Level One. Registration will be open during the following hours:

Thursday: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: 7:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am-5:00pm

We look forward to seeing you next week.

08/14/2015, 01:10 PM


August 13, 2015

Chicago Restaurant Guide

Chicago has many wonderful and diverse food options – check out our restaurant guide created by our Local Arrangements Committee!…/Chicago_Restaurant_Guide/

08/13/2015, 12:36 PM


August 11, 2015

Annual Meeting Receptions and Special Events

The 65th SSSP Annual Meeting features several receptions and special events open to SSSP registrants.  These include the Arrival Meet & Greet Reception, the Welcoming Reception, the Society and Mental Health Division Reception, the Graduate Student Happy Hour, the New Member Breakfast, the Presidential Address of SSSP President Marlese Durr, the Drinking and Drugs Division Reception, the Awards Ceremony, the Disability Reception, and the Division-Sponsored Reception.  Click here to view descriptions of these events and more!

08/11/2015, 02:49 PM


August 06, 2015

2015 Proposed Resolutions

Resolutions constitute an important opportunity for our scholar-activist membership to analyze and opine on contemporary social problems that we believe the Society should address as a social justice organization. All SSSP members are invited to review the proposed 2015 resolutions and participate in the resolutions process.

New resolution guidelines were adopted in order to promote and facilitate wider discussion prior to formal consideration at the 2015 Business Meeting [Saturday, August 22 from 4:15pm-5:25pm, Atlantic D]. To that end, please review the two proposed resolutions. An open forum to discuss the proposed resolutions will be held on Friday, August 21, 2:30pm-4:10pm, Caribbean/Caspian. Possible modifications to the resolutions will be considered during the open discussion. The revised (if any) resolutions will then be presented as a package for approval by the membership at the business meeting.

We would also like to remind individuals and divisions who submitted resolutions that the administrative office may call on you to assist in the action called for in your resolution (e.g. helping to draft a letter to a government official). Our thanks to everyone who submitted a resolution and to our members for giving them careful consideration. If you have any questions regarding the proposed resolutions, I can be reached at

08/06/2015, 10:58 AM


August 04, 2015

Welcome to Chicago! - Graduate Student Edition

There’s not one Chicago, there’s many Chicagos.  Given that you’re here for only a few days, and on a budget, Kasey Henricks, Local Arrangements Committee member, put together a small slice of what the city has to offer.  The following guide is arranged thematically, with categories ranging from public transit to Chicago pizza to coffeehouses to vegan food to local cultural sites.  Embedded within each listing is a hyperlink that redirects you toward more information.  In addition, street addresses and pricing guides are listed alongside each item.  Welcome!  And enjoy your stay.

08/04/2015, 12:22 PM