An Important Note from the ASA Meetings Team about the 2021 Virtual Conference Format
We will retain many of the best parts of an in-person meeting and introduce some engaging new virtual approaches. First and foremost, we are pleased to present a full program without any reduction in the number of sessions offered at the in-person meeting. The sessions will be rich and varied in content and type, with many focused on President Aldon Morris’ theme “Emancipatory Sociology: Rising to the Du Boisian Challenge.” Many other exciting invited sessions have already been announced.
We have designed shorter, 85-minute time slots to reflect what we have learned is most effective for virtual engagement and to maintain the standard five-day meeting schedule. These shorter sessions will ensure that programming fits within reasonable hours for people in different time zones, many of whom will be balancing caregiving while participating in the meeting.
All sessions at the meeting will use Zoom rooms provided by ASA, contributing to consistency and ease of participation. To support a secure environment, only registrants will be able to join a session or meeting. Additionally, Zoom technology allows us to increase accessibility with features such as auto-transcription and screen reader compatibility.
All sessions and meetings will be accessed via the ASA online program and ONLY registered participants will be able to join a session.
Save the Date for the 2021 Virtual SALC Mentoring Events!
In place of our in-person mentoring dinner, SALC is hosting two mentoring events in the spring. These events will be held on Friday, April 9, 2021 and Friday, May 14, 2021 from 4:00—5:00pm (EST). Details will be sent prior to the events. Mark your calendars and stay tuned to the listserv for more information. We look forward to seeing you there!
Section Day: Sunday, August 8, 2021
Open Session: Aging and the Life Course at a Time of Multiple Crises **Flash Talks**
Organized by: Ynesse Abdul-Malak (Colgate University) & Fumilayo Showers (University of Connecticut)
Open Session: Geography and Health Across the Life Course
Organized by: Irma Elo (University of Pennsylvania)
Refereed Roundtables and Research Working Groups
Organized by: Bridget Goosby (The University of Texas at Austin) & Stephanie Ureña (The University of Maryland)
Matilda White Riley Lecture
Our recipient of the 2019 Matilda White Riley Distinguished Scholar Award, Merril Silverstein (Syracuse University), will deliver the lecture.