2019 Call For Participation and Introducing New Student Programs

Please Join Us for the 2019 AACS Annual Conference in Portland Oregon!

The Profession of Sociological Practice

October 17-19 in Portland, Oregon

We are pleased to announce the Call for Participation for the 2019 Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Meeting, October 17-19 in Portland, Oregon. Our conference theme is “The Profession of Sociological Practice.”

In the last quarter century, applied and clinical sociologists have marshalled significant momentum  to “professionalize” sociological practice.  Join sociologists who serve the public in sundry occupations in the academic and non-academic workplace and professional marketplace.  Open to all sociologists, social and behavioral scientists, and professionals who use social and behavioral science in business and industry, government, and academia.  AACS Annual Meetings attract practicing sociologists and other professionals from around the world who know how to make a difference.

We don’t just present “papers” at AACS –  we look for innovation and creativity in content and presentation form.  Consider leading a professional development workshop, panel, roundtable, or poster session.  Proposals that address teaching with an applied focus are also invited.  Do you have a project to submit for the Social Design Award?  Learn More.  Program participants are invited to submit their presentations to the Journal of Applied Social Science, AACS’s Official peer-refereed journal, for publication.

AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly Association.  Our annual meetings offer mentoring opportunities for students as well as a chance to present at the AACS annual conference. More information is below!

The Client Problem Competition (CPC) 

The Client Problem Competition (CPC) is an annual student team competition held at the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology (AACS) conference every year. The CPC event provides students with a meaningful use of applied skills they learned in sociology, experience in teamwork and time management, and serves as a valuable networking opportunity for the next generation of practicing social scientists. Learn More Here…

Professional Development Certificate

Would you like to improve your Curriculum Vitae/ Resume while learning some valuable skills? Apply for our Professional Development Certificate and attend 14 hours of conference sessions in a specified area of Competencies. Competencies include Foundations of Disciplinary Knowledge, Professionalism, Career Exploration, Preparation and Leadership. Learn More Here…

Student Paper and Poster Competitions

Have you completed or are you in the midst of completing research in Sociology? Do you plan on presenting this research either as a poster or paper presentation at the AACS? Enter the student paper or poster competition for your chance to win back some of your registration fee and bragging rights both personally and professionally (C.V/Resume). Presentations may be single or co-authored, must contain original
work and must fall under applied, clinical or public sociology. The poster submission deadline is July 1, 2019. Learn More About the Poster Competition Here… The submission deadline for the student paper is June 1, 2019. Learn More About the Paper Competition Here… 

Student Presider Program

Are you looking for opportunities to attend and participate in the AACS Conference this year? Apply to be a Student Presider! Student Presiders are tasked with ensuring smooth flow of an assigned conference room by keeping track of session attendance, sessions stay on time, announcing presenters and facilitating questions and answers following the presentations. This opportunity will enhance your C.V/resume building, provide valuable Professional Development and reduce your
conference rates. Learn More Here…

Student Travel Grants

Would you like to attend the AACS but funds are tight? Why not apply for one of our Student Travel Grants? Our decisions about grant allocation will include an assessment of both merit and need. Please consider applying for this travel award that is funded by the AACS with funds raised by the AACS student committee and allocated by the AACS board. Learn More Here…

Student Application

Students interested in one or more of the events listed above are required to fill out the Student Application in addition to the other requirements that may be listed. The application deadline is August 1, 2019. APPLY HERE

– AACS professional development workshops are available on the afternoon of Thursday October 17th for a modest charge for non-members (or those not registered for the full conference).

– Registration includes the welcome reception (Thursday October 17), keynote and presidential luncheons, and closing reception with awards ceremony (Saturday October 19). A stay at the conference hotel includes a hot buffet breakfast and a daily evening reception with drinks and appetizers.

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019. For more information, please visit AACS at https://www.aacsnet.net/, and explore the Conferences tab.

Registration Deadline for Presenters: August 15, 2019 (Those who have submitted proposals can expect to receive a decision letter by June 15th, 2019 and a conference schedule for their presentation/presentations by July 15th, 2019)

Hotel Reservation Deadline for Conference Rate: September 14, 2019

The location for the 2019 AACS Annual Meeting is:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Washington Square
9000 SW Washington Square Road
Tigard, Oregon, 97223, USA
Tel (503) 644-4000
Reserve your room, using code XAA, for the special AACS Group Rate.

**We would appreciate it greatly if you would share this information with colleagues in your department, and others who may be interested in attending a professional conference dedicated to advancing the social and behavioral sciences in work, occupations, professions, and organizations, as well as networking with applied, clinical, and engaged public sociologists, and other professionals, at the 2019 AACS Annual Meeting! Please find a shareable conference flyer below. Thank you!

AACS CFP 2019_Flyer FINAL Feb 10 2019.docx

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