Academic Conferences

If you’re conducting research that you’d like to share with your community, consider presenting at a conference. Conferences are a great way to showcase your work, network with others in your field, and can be a valuable experience in preparation for graduate school.

And if you are not quite ready, please keep this in mind for future years.

If interested, consider looking into one of the conferences listed below. Please note that the Pacific Sociological Association (PSA) conference has an application deadline of October 15th. The PSA is a very comfortable and supportive environment for undergraduate students.

Please let the Department of Sociology know if you present at ANY conference.

Questions? Send Kerry Greer an email at

89th Annual Conference of the Pacific Sociological Association
Where? Long Beach, CA
When? March 28-31, 2018
Deadline to apply: October 15th, 2017
Travel grant available, applications accepted starting January
For more information, visit

Multi-Disciplinary Undergraduate Research Conference
Where? UBC
When? TBD, 2018
Deadline to apply: Information released December 2017.
For more information, visit or contact

American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Where? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When? August 11–14, 2018
Deadline to apply: February 15th, 2018
Travel grant available, applications posted by February 1st, deadline April 1st. For more information, visit

National Collegiate Research Conference
Where? Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts
When? January 18-20, 2018
Deadline to apply: TBA, due Winter 2017
For more information, visit

Interested in Participating in the ASA’s as an HONOUR Student?

ASA Honors Program Invites Applications
ASA is seeking applications from exceptional undergraduate sociology majors who would like participate in the 2018 ASA Honors Program, which will take place during the ASA Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in August. The Honors Program provides undergraduate students with a rich introduction to the professional and intellectual life of the discipline.

If you are interested in applying for this program, please send me an email ( or discuss this opportunity with your faculty advisor/mentor.

–thanks to Jingjing Tan for collecting all of these resources!