The Society for the
Study of Social Issues


Diversity Pre-Conference: Making and Finding Space in Academia, Policy, and Beyond

Date: Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Time: 9 am – 3pm

Location: Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Room TBA

$25         Student registration fee
$50         Non-student registration fee

Note: Breakfast and lunch are included in the registration fee.

SPSSI’s first  Diversity Pre-conference will provide a space for members to share with, learn from, and find community with other SPSSI members from underrepresented groups. Ultimately, this pre-conference aims to help SPSSI’s diverse members develop professional skills within academia, policy/applied areas, and in the overlap of the two.

The first session will include breakfast, talks from diverse speakers on issues relevant and of interest to SPSSI members, and a panel session. The second session will include lunch and activities to foster in-depth conversations about diversity-related experiences and diversity in practice through networking and building connections with other SPSSI members.

The registration fee includes the cost of breakfast, lunch, and materials. Ten $150 funding awards will be available for students and early career members to help those in more need attend this preconference session.

Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin