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Department of Sociology

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Presenting your research findings to others is a central task of the professional social scientist. Ideally, presenting at a conference both disseminates your findings and moves your research along towards publication for an even wider audience. A conference presentation should allow you to practice presenting your ideas to an audience, provide valuable comments on your research, and connect you with others interested in your topic.

The major annual sociology conferences include The American Sociological Association Annual Meetings, The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Meetings, and the various regional sociological associations (e.g., The Midwestern Sociological Association, The Eastern Sociological Association, The Pacific Sociological Association). In addition, sociologists present at a number of specialized conferences nationally and internationally.

Generally, anyone can be considered for a conference by answering the "call for papers" and submitting a full paper or an abstract to the appropriate organizer. Most of our national conferences have deadlines for submissions in late December or early January. You cannot get on the program without submitting your work for review on or before these deadlines.

Information on these conferences and where to find their specific "call for papers" is listed below. You may also find information on a variety of other conferences in the "Meetings" section of ASA's FOOTNOTES or The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Department of Sociology
Loyola University Chicago
1032 West Sheridan Road
Chicago, Illinois 60660
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