2019 Call For Participation

Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology Annual Conference

October 17-19, 2019

Portland, Oregon

Theme: “The Profession of Sociological Practice.”

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.  Students who attend AACS Annual Meetings are encouraged to submit their papers for the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competition.  Student teams are welcome to participate in the Client Problem-solving Competition.

– 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.

Student Paper and Presentation Submission Deadline: June 1, 2019. For more information, please visit the student paper tab here , and submit the paper proposal here.

Poster Submission Deadline: July 1, 2019. For more information, please visit the Poster tab, and submit a poster proposal here. 

Student Program Application Deadline: August 1, 2019. To submit an application for a travel grant, presider program, paper / poster competions, or professional development program, fill out the AACS Student Application (2019) here. Please note that the travel grants are not intended to fully fund conference participation, but are intended to support a portion of travel expenses. The amount of expenses covered will depend on competitiveness and availability of funds, but the expected maximum grant amount is $250.

Registration Deadline for Presenters: August 15, 2019. Register for the conference here.

(Those who have submitted proposals by June 1, 2019 can expect to receive a decision letter by June 15th, 2019 and a conference schedule for their presentation/presentations by July 15th, 2019)

Hotel Registration Deadline for Group 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.

For more information, please explore the Conferences tab.

If you are not already, please consider becoming a member to receive the discounted conference registration rate.

You can learn about the process of certification here!

**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