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2024 EARLY BIRD Registration Rates (through February 14, 2024)

  • MSS members: $115.00
  • Discounted Student member and Retired/Emeritus member rate: $50.00
  • Non-MSS member: $200.00 
  • Guest: $10*

2024 Registration Rates (beginning February 15, 2024)

  • Regular MSS member: $150.00
  • Discounted Student member and Retired/Emeritus member rate: $70.00
  • Non-MSS member: $240.00 
  • Guest: $10*

*Guest rates are only available for a guest of a current MSS member registered for the meeting. Guests should be a non-participating spouse or non-sociologist companion, who are not attending the Meeting for professional learning purposes. 

REMINDER: Participants in the program must be MSS members AND register for the meeting, unless given special permission by the Executive Office.

Registration and membership can both be purchased online. Please be sure that your membership is current if you are purchasing a member-rate registration. Not a member? Join MSS today!

Non-Participating Undergraduate Student Group Rate

MSS offers a group rate for undergraduate students not participating in the meeting as a presenter, facilitator, presider or other named participant. The intention of this group rate is to introduce undergraduate students to MSS by providing a reduced rate for a small group. To access group rates, please email Jennifer Talarico, MSS Executive Director, at [email protected], by March 1, 2024, with the completed Non-Participating Undergraduate Student Group Form.

Groups of up to 15 undergraduate students $300
Groups of 16-30 undergraduate students $500

Any groups larger than 30 will be assessed a rate via the Executive Director.

  • Each group consists of undergraduate students only.
  • Students in the group are not required to be members of MSS.
  • Students participating in the meeting must pay standard student rates (not part of a group rate).
  • Each group must be sponsored by an MSS professional member who is attending the meeting.
  • All names must be supplied in advance to the Executive Director for input to the MSS database.
  • Group rates are available to any institution of higher education, not limited to the Midwest region.

*Under special circumstances, institutions may request a reduced group fee or waiver. Such request should be made by sending an email to Jennifer Talarico, MSS Executive Director, at [email protected].

Individual non-participating students may choose to purchase student memberships and register at the student rate. The Non-Participant Undergraduate Student Group rate is intended for and financially beneficial to small groups.

Refund Policy:
Refunds of registration or special event tickets (e.g. tours, trivia) may be granted upon written request to the executive office prior to the annual meeting early-registration deadline (typically one month prior to the meeting). After this deadline and up to 2 weeks prior to the first day of the meeting, refunds may be granted for registration fees at 50% of the original purchase. Special event tickets are non-refundable after the early-registration deadline. Any refund requests received within 2 weeks of the first day of the meeting will not be honored. All requests should be emailed or mailed to the executive office for processing and the requestor will be notified of the refund.