2023 Annual Meeting 

Preliminary Program

2023 Annual Meeting Program Cover

Same Problem, Different Day: Recognizing and Responding to Recurring Social Problems

The Society for the Study of Social Problems
73rd Annual Meeting
August 18-20, 2023
Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

View the program schedule for detailed information including a rich assortment of sessions and evening social activities. All conference programming will take place in Eastern Time.

Download or print the PDF version of the program schedule. (last posted 07/14/23). SSSP no longer prints a final program. 

Artwork created by Laura Barroso, Barroso Designs


Annual Meeting Sponsors


Searchable Features

Committee and Divisional Meetings Index of Sessions
Hotel Map
Plenary, Thematic, and Special Sessions 
Index of Participants  Program Schedule

Annual Meeting Information

Accessibility Guidelines for Program Participants
Accessible Presentations  Visual Materials  Audio-Visual Equipment

Accessibility and Social Justice 
Air Quality-Smoking-Service Animals  Area of Rescue Assistance • Comfort Zone  All Gender Restroom  
Lacation Room  Sessions  Accessibility Information

Annual Meeting COVID-19 Related Policy

Annual Meeting Program Theme

Annual Meeting Schedule

Anti-Harassment Policy 
Statement and Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment  Resources 

Book Exhibit Information

Hotel Reservation Information

Hotel Services 
Hotel Dining/Parking Options • Childcare Information

In Recognition of Past, Present, and Future Service
Presidents of SSSP, 1952-2025 • Editors of Social Problems, 1953-2024

Land Acknowledgement and Recognition

Listing of Officers, Committee Members, Appointed Positions, and Sustaining Members

Meeting Mentor Program

Mentoring Program

Organizations Meeting in Philadelphia

Registration Services
Registration/Book Exhibit/Hot/Cold Beverage and Snack Hours • Liability Waiver • Permission to Use Photo Policy

Transportation Options 
Airport Information • Travel to the United States

Welcome to Philadelphia

Welcome to Philadelphia-The Student Edition

Annual Meeting Events

2022 C. Wright Mills Award Finalists 

2023 Student Paper Competition Winners and Outstanding Scholarship Award Winners

Optional One-Day Workshops (August 21)

Optional Walking Tours

Receptions and Special Events Schedule

2024 Annual Meeting Program Theme

2024 Annual Meeting Program Theme