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2021 virtual conference will be more interactive than 2020's

by WSSA Admin,
Published on September 22, 2020

Submissions portal for 2021 conference opened September 1, 2020.

by WSSA Admin,
Published on August 24, 2020

The submissions portal for the WSSA's 2021 conference opened on September 1, 2020. 

To submit a presentation proposal, click on the "Conferences" tab, just under "Western Social Science Association" title, above.  Then click on "2021 Albuquerque", then on "Overview", for more information. 

After you have read the Overview, click on the "Sections and Affiliates" tab, next to "Conferences".

Choose the section or affiliate which bests fits the presentation you would like to make.  When you have clicked on a section name, there will be a description of the section in the dropdown, along with contact information for the section coordinator(s) if you need more information about that section.  You can look at as many sections as you like, to find the one that is appropriate for you.

When you have chosen the appropriate section, click on its name, then click on the button labeled "Start Submission".  That will take you to the submission form.  If you do not already have a username and password for ConfTool, the platform that is hosting our submission database, create an account.  Then, log in and begin the submission form.

Registration portal for 2021 conference will open September 28, 2020.

by WSSA Admin,
Published on August 24, 2020

The registration portal for the WSSA's 2021 conference will open on Setptember 28, 2020.  To register, click on the "Conferences" tab, just under "Western Social Science Association" title, above.  Then click on "2021 Albuquerque", then on "Overview", for more information, and on "Registration" for a link to the registration form.

2020 virtual conference went live on June 18- click "All News" for details

by WSSA Admin,
Published on June 27, 2020

WSSA's 2020 virtual conference, "2020 Juried Proceedings of the Western Social Science Association", went live on June 18, 2020.

Individual passwords were sent to all registered participants, along with the URL for the conference site, on June 18, 19, 20, and 21.  Those passwords enable the participants to view the entire site and to comment on all of the presentations.  The site will remain open only to registered participants through September 30, 2020.  

The site will be opened to public viewing on October 1, 2020, at which time the comment function will be disabled.  The public will be able to view the site, and to view all comments made through September 30, 2020, but will not be able to post new comments.  The site will remain open to public viewing for 1 year, through September 30, 2021.

Many WSSA members donated their expected refunds, from their registration for the in-person conference, to help defray the expenses caused by converting an in-person conference to a virtual format.  The names of those donors, and their photos, are displayed in the lower half of the landing page of the virtual conference.  WSSA is very grateful to those donors; their donations were critical in allowing the no-money-at-the-time Association to bring you the virtual conference.