“Sociology and the Public's Health”

2018 Annual Meeting

March 22-25, 2018

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis   Minneapolis, MN


The submission portal is currently open for undergraduate poster sessions and undergraduate round tables (closes January 10). 

Graduate and professional submissions have closed.

The online submission portal for the 2018 MSS Annual Conference meeting opens September 1When the portal opens, you will be able to submit abstracts for individual presentations and closed/complete sessions. This year’s submission process will be very similar to last year’s. Please read the information below to help you prepare your submissions.

 Important dates:

  • September 1: Online portal opens for all submissions.
  • October 31: Deadline for all submissions EXCEPT undergraduate poster and round table presentations.  **EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 5
  • December 20: Target date to notify accepted presenters via acceptance letter/email.  
  • January 10: Deadline for submission of undergraduate posters and round tables
  • January 31: Target date for announcement of final program, with days, times, and room assignments to be announced at this time.
  • February 21: Last day for discounted hotel reservations.
  • March 1: Advance registration closes.

For submission guidelines, visit our Call for Submissions page.

Planning to participate in the next MSS Annual Meeting?

We welcome you to the MSS Annual Meeting! Whether this is your first meeting or your 81st, we’re glad to have you!

If you are not currently a member of MSS, but you plan to participate in the joint annual meeting – as a session organizer, panelist, paper presenter, round table or poster presenter – please join MSS before you submit your abstract or proposal for consideration. Membership is required for participation in the annual meeting. If you already submitted a paper, poster, etc., but are not yet a member – join MSS now.

Being a member of MSS ensures that you will receive vital information about the annual meeting during the months preceding the meeting. Nonmembers may be removed from the program if they don't purchase a membership prior to printing of the program book.

Join MSS online at the Membership Page.


Code of Ethics of the Midwest Sociological Society

Members of the Midwest Sociological Society subscribe to and are bound by the Code of Ethics of the American Sociological Association. To read the Code in its entirety, please visit www.ASAnet.org and follow the link to ‘Ethics.’

MSS members are reminded that sexual or racial harassment is unethical in any professional setting, and that the annual meeting of the Midwest Sociological Society constitutes such a professional setting. Instances of harassment should be reported as soon as possible to the Professional Issues and Standards Committee. To view the MSS grievance procedure in its entirety, please see the Polices & Procedures on this website’s Official Documents page.