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American Sociological Association: 2014 Annual Meeting
August 16-19, 2014 | Hilton San Francisco Union Square and Parc55 Wyndham Hotel
San Francisco, CA
President Annette Lareau and the 2014 Program Committee have been working on an exciting program that will include more than 600 individual sessions on everything from the latest and greatest books in the field, section roundtables, and countless other topics.
MEETING THEME: America is a land of inequality. Moreover, the scope of economic inequality has grown sharply in recent decades. Since the beginning of the Great Recession in 2008, in particular, many Americans have lost ground. Its consequences have been particularly harsh for families with children.
With the theme of "Hard Times: The Impact of Economic Inequality on Families and Individuals," President Annette Lareau draws attention to the multiple ways in which inequality reverberates throughout American society and the world. [Read entire theme statement...]
-Annette Lareau, ASA President and 2014 Program Committee Chair, University of Pennsylvania
View Program Committee-sponsored Invited Sessions (this roster includes Plenary, Thematic, Special, Regional Spotlight and Author Meets Critics Sessions)
The submission system closed January 13. A record-breaking 4,664 submissions were received (compared to 4,424 in 2013). Authors should receive notice of the final disposition of their submission by March 14, 2014.
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This year’s program features an exciting roster of local arrangements representing the work of members from the San Francisco Bay-area. The local arrangements subcommittee, chaired by Sheila Katz (Sonoma State University), has developed a dynamic roster of sessions, tours, and articles for Footnotes. [More Information...]
Requesting Meeting Room Space: Groups wishing to meet in conjunction with the 2014 Annual Meeting may request space by sending a formal letter of request with signature (e-mail messages or files are not acceptable) to ASA Meeting Services by February 26, 2014. [More Information.]
ASA Housing Services for the 2014 Annual Meeting are now open. [View Details]
Why Stay within the ASA Room Block? Staying “within the block” is more convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the headquarter hotel during the meeting. Staying "within the block" has the following benefits: