WSSA has just learned that the 2021 conference hotel will still be closed, due to COVID-19 restrictions, on the dates scheduled for the conference.

Therefore, the 2021 WSSA conference will be held virtually. The 2021 WSSA virtual conference will include papers, PowerPoints, videos, and ZOOM interactions. We are now working to find a conference host site that is more user-friendly and more interactive than the 2020 host site.

We ask for your patience, while sharing your frustration about all the uncertainty. We will have the dates and further details available for you as soon as we are certain of them.

Please check back with us, on about October 15. Updates will be posted here.

Our submissions and registration systems will re-open as soon as we have updated them from the format for an in-person conference to the format for a virtual conference.

The Western Social Science Association (WSSA) is committed to multi-disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship, service, and collegiality.

The Western Social Science Association advances scholarship, teaching, service, and professional exchange across the social science disciplines. The Association’s mission is to foster professional study, to advance research, and to promote the teaching of the social sciences, as well as to promote social justice, equitable treatment, and the application of due process for all peoples. Founded in 1958 as the Rocky Mountain Social Science Association, WSSA now draws on scholars and others in over 30 disciplines, or "sections," from all over the world. WSSA convenes an annual conference, publishes the Social Science Journal, a juried quarterly research journal, and the WSSA News, the association’s newsletters.