Receptions and Special Events  

Arrival Meet & Greet Reception
Open to SSSP Registrants 

All meeting registrants are invited to the Arrival Meet & Greet Reception on Thursday, August 8, to celebrate the opening of the 69th Annual Meeting.  This social hour kicks off at 6:30pm (Grand Ballroom Foyer, Mezzanine Level) and provides opportunities to renew past acquaintances, chat with old friends, and find a newcomer to befriend.  New members and first-time meeting attendees are particularly encouraged to attend.  A cash bar and light food will be available.

Welcoming Reception
Open to SSSP Registrants 

All meeting registrants are invited to the Welcoming Reception on Friday, August 9.  This social hour kicks off at 6:30pm (Grand Ballroom Foyer, Mezzanine Level) and provides opportunities to renew past acquaintances, chat with old friends, and find a newcomer to befriend.  New members and first-time meeting attendees are particularly encouraged to attend.  A cash bar and light food will be available.

New Member Breakfast

On Saturday, August 10 from 7:15am-8:15am (Grand Ballroom, Mezzanine Level) established SSSP members will host a breakfast, greeting, welcoming, and networking with new members. Enter the room with a “New Member” or “Host” ribbon on your SSSP name badge.

Division-Sponsored Reception
Open to SSSP Registrants

Following the Awards Ceremony on Saturday, August 10, the following divisions will host the joint reception from 7:45pm-8:45pm (Grand Ballroom Foyer, Mezzanine Level):

Community Research and Development; Conflict, Social Action, and Change; Crime and Juvenile Delinquency; Disability; Educational Problems; Environment and Technology; Family; Global; Health, Health Policy, and Health Services; Institutional Ethnography; Labor Studies; Law and Society; Poverty, Class, and Inequality; Racial and Ethnic Minorities; Sexual Behavior, Politics, and Communities; Social Problems Theory; Society and Mental Health; Sociology and Social Welfare; Sport, Leisure, and the Body; Teaching Social Problems; and Youth, Aging, and the Life Course.  Complimentary beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages and heavy hors d’oeurves will be available.

Drinking and Drugs Division Reception
Open to SSSP Drinking and Drugs Division Members

The Drinking and Drugs Division will once again be holding its annual joint reception with the Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Section of the American Sociological Association. The reception will be held at Tanner Smith’s (204 West 55th Street) on Saturday, August 10 from 8:00pm-9:30pm. Drinks and light food will be available.