Annual Conference

Purpose of the AACS Annual Conference

AACS represents the top academic, professional, and student applied and clinical sociologists. At the AACS Annual Conference, you can share your research, policy work, teaching, activism, clinical experience, or other applications that are helping sociology to make a difference in the world and, hopefully, to be recognized for it. You are welcome to submit completed papers as well as works in progress, workshops, and panel discussions, all standard fare at conferences.

This year’s conference will be held on October 7-9, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky

About the 2021 Annual Conference

Building Equity and Resilience 

In-Person Conference 

Along with Regular Paper Sessions highlighting the newest approaches to using sociology, the conference will have sessions on expert work, programs to help develop your careers, and student-centered sessions and activities to help students network and form community. Proper COVID protocols will be in place based on CDC guidelines. Applications close July 18, 20201 at 11:59pm ET. 

All in-person registration costs include Thursday night welcome reception, continental breakfast and networking Friday and Saturday, and sit-down lunch Friday and Saturday. Other eating and recreation options are immediately around the hotel (subject to COVID protocols).  Conference registration is coming soon.

The Brown Hotel is a classic hotel of the South. Listed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the hotel is situated right in the heart of Louisville. With recent renovations and classic charm, the Brown provides a memorable experience. For additional hotel information including any changes to services based on health updates, and to book a room at the conference rate, please visit the link below.

Pre-Conference Virtual Events 

Not able to travel to the conference this year? We are inviting submissions from those who are not able to travel to the in-person conference. You are welcome to submit a virtual session with presenters, or submit a paper or topic you would like to virtually present. You even can submit a skills-based session to share with others. Additional information will be provided for the Pre-conference virtual events soon. 

For Students

The annual conference is a great opportunity to network with practicing sociologists and to build your CV.