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#ESS2024: “The Social Side of the Climate Crisis” 

29 February-3 March 2024

Washington Marriott at Metro Center

Washington, DC 

As scientific consensus about the effect humans have on the climate is indisputable, increasing attention is being given to understanding the role that society plays in both creating the climate crisis and solving it (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 1 2021; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 2 2022; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group 3 2022; also see Oreskes 2004).
Our presidential plenaries will bring together prominent policymakers, journalists, community leaders, and sociologists to discuss a range of issues related to the societal causes, consequences, and solutions to the climate crisis. Across these plenaries we will focus on the important role that society and sociology plays in our shared understanding of the climate crisis.



Guest Room Block: Please note your guest rooms are available until 6:00pm on February 7, 2024. Please use the below link for easy access to book your rooms


Author Meets Critics Guidelines

(Please note the deadline has passed):

Author-Meets-Critics (AMC) Session Proposal Guidelines, ESS 2024

The Deadline for AMC Session Proposals has passed. It was 15 September 2023.


Proposals for author-meets-critics sessions may be submitted by authors or others. Books must be published between January 2022 and February 2024.


All proposals should be no more than 1 single-spaced page and must contain:

● The title, author, date, and publisher of the book to be discussed

● A paragraph outlining the importance/interest of the book for ESS membership

● A list of proposed critics (who should have agreed to participate before being listed) and their institutional affiliations. You may have 3 or 4 critics.


ESS Author-Meets-Critics guidelines (to facilitate equity and more voices):


● For critics, panelists may appear on only one AMC book proposal (It is ok for an author to be a critic on another book.)

● For organizers, a maximum of 4 critics/panelists are allowed in a proposal (the critic limit is to facilitate audience participation)

● For organizers, a maximum of no more than 2 AMC book proposals may be submitted. (Normally organizers only submit 1.)


The criteria used to evaluate AMC proposals are the following, assuming a high quality of scholarship across all AMC panels:


● Widespread Interest

● Field Relevance (outsized importance in a single field or strong relevance to at least two fields of inquiry)

● Diversity and Inclusion (gender, race/ ethnicity, and institutional diversity, so that smaller schools and community colleges also represented on the panels).

Thank you to all who supported our 93rd Annual Meeting in 2023
“Dignity & Society”
#ess2023 #dignity&society

The Program Committee was co-chaired by Natasha Pratt-Harris (Morgan State University), Alexandre White (Johns Hopkins University), and John N. Robinson III (Princeton) with President Frederick Wherry serving ex-officio. This committee made decisions on the mini-conferences, workshops, and conference panels. Our (now Past) Vice-President Jennifer Lena and President-Elect, now President, Dana Fisher handled the Author-Meets-Critics submissions.


Previous Meetings

Interested in refreshing your memory about what went on at a past meeting? Trying to remember the title of your 2008 ESS presentation for your tenure and promotion package? Consult an archived version of the meeting programs below.

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