The 2013 Annual Conference
Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology
“Change the Process; Change the Outcome; Change the World!
Real World Sociology for the 21st Century”
Make sure to reserve your room at the Doubletree by Hilton Portland right away to take advantage of the special AACS group rate before our room block is sold out! You can use the AACS group reservations link http://tinyurl.com/AACS-Doubletree-Portland or you can call the hotel directly at 1-503-281-6111 and request the AACS group rate.
The session and paper proposal forms invite all sorts of presentations, from the traditional to the experimental. Don’t be afraid to be creative!
You may reserve your room at our conference hotel, the Doubletree by Hilton Portland, using the AACS group reservations link: http://tinyurl.com/AACS-Doubletree-Portland or by calling the hotel directly at 1-503-281-6111 and using the code “AACS.”
This year’s conference program organizer is AACS Vice President, Sandra Jones. Please direct all program inquiries and submissions to her at email@example.com.
Highlights from the upcoming 2013 program
Gregory D. Squires, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University: “Inequality, Advocacy, and the Foreclosure Crisis.”
Wayne Youngquist, Senior Political Analyst/Senior Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater: “If I had a Hammer: Social Justice, Sociology and the News Media.”
Jan Marie Fritz, Ph.D., C.C.S., Professor at the University of Cincinnati and Senior Research Fellow with the Centre for Sociological Research at the University of Johannesburg: “Clinical Sociology in International Settings.”
Student Project Competition
Students doing work in the areas of applied, clinical and/or public sociology are encouraged to submit their projects to the AACS Student Project Competition. Project submissions should be in a format appropriate to the project and may include papers, professional-style reports, posters, etc. Submitted projects presented using a poster format will be presented during the regular student poster session on Thursday night. Submitted projects using a paper or professional report-style format will be presented orally during scheduled student project presentation session(s). This competition is an opportunity for students to get extra recognition for their work. All student conference participants are invited as long as all project authors are students. We encourage creativity! Please use the conference submission form for all student project submissions: session and paper proposal forms.
Judith Little Problem Solving Competition
We are soliciting student teams for the Judith Little Problem Solving Competition which will run concurrently with the annual conference October 3-5 in Portland, Oregon. Teams will be made up of 2 to 3 students with a faculty sponsor. Undergraduate and graduate student teams may enter.
The competition begins with the problem statement at the first conference session Thursday, October 3rd at 12:30. The problem statement will be given by a representative of a local Portland agency that is soliciting sociological assistance. Student teams will have the remainder of the conference to develop a solution. Students are encouraged to attend sessions that may help them develop their solutions. Students are also encouraged to interview conference attendees for information and suggestions. Online research is also encouraged.
Solutions are due on Saturday October 5th by 2:15. Teams will make presentations of their solutions to an adjudicating body of two AACS members and a representative of the agency providing the problem. The winner will be announced during the final session of the day at the completion of the adjudication process. The team and it members will be recognized on the AACS website and a plaque bearing their names will be sent to their respective college or university.
The Judith Little Problem Solving Competition provides students a meaningful way to exercise their sociological skills. It is a networking opportunity for the participants and also provides students a professional experience they can include on their resumes.
Team sponsors should contact Mike Hirsch firstname.lastname@example.org who will be overseeing the exercise at the October 3-5 meetings.
More information about the conference can be found at our website www.aacsnet.net
We look forward to seeing you in Portland!
President, Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology