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Founded in 1930, the Eastern Sociological Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting excellence in sociological scholarship and instruction. The ESS sponsors a professional journal, a four-day annual meeting in the late winter, a numerous award competitions, an employment service, and a mailing list.

Program Theme: Sociology as Science and Vocation: In the Era of National Populism

2020 Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting
Philadelphia 201 Hotel, Philadelphia, PA
February 27 – March 1, 2020 #ESS2020

Book your group rate for ESS 2020 Room Block
Last Day to Book: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 for special group rate:
Philadelphia 201 Hotel for $169 USD per night
201 North 17th Street Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

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ATTENTION: Alpha Kappa Delta, the International Honor Society for Sociology has been offering teaching and learning events at the regional sociology associations’ annual meetings since 2013. Because 2019-20 will be AKD’s centennial year, we will be celebrating by offering events at most of the regional sociology associations’ annual meetings.

At ESS in Philadelphia, we will have a pre-conference on Thursday, February 27 from 8:30-noon. The theme is “Learning from Each Other”. Through engagement with experienced colleagues and with each other, keynotes, panels, discussions, roundtables and networking are designed to provide an integrated learning experience grounded in the scholarship of teaching and learning that will help participants use intentional pedagogical choices to increase learning. This event is made possible in part with the generous support of Norton, our exclusive sponsor. Because sessions at ESS do not officially begin until noon, Norton has generously provided funds to cover Wednesday night at the conference hotel. Details and applications are available at Registration is $25 for faculty, $15 for students.

Remember that AKD offers Fellowships that can help defray the cost of travel to this conference. You can find out more at or contact the Executive Office at hope to see you there!

ALERT: Travel Grant Recipients to be notified soon!

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