American Sociological Association

Future Annual Meetings

Meeting sites are usually selected at least four to five years in advance. The meeting rotates across the continental U.S. in an eastern/central/western pattern. Sites in Canada are considered as appropriate within the rotation, per the ASA Council guideline of meeting in Canada once a decade.

Potential sites in the designated regions are suggested by the ASA Council (the governing board of the Association) and site inspections are scheduled by the Executive Office staff. Proposals are then solicited and reviewed. A complete report is prepared and presented to the ASA Council by Association staff; no city presentations are permitted. Factors which weigh heavily in the Council decision include:

  • Sites where members are afforded legal protection from discrimination on the basis of age, gender, marital status, national origin, physical ability, race, religion, and sexual orientation
  • Meeting space--flexibility, accessibility, under one roof
  • Date options
  • Hotel contract provisions, particularly room rates
  • Facilities’ recycling, compostable, and sustainability initiatives
  • Extent of unionization at facilities to be used for meeting space and guest rooms
  • Air access/service and local transportation multiplicity
  • Restaurant proximity and diversity
  • General "city feel"
  • City/Convention Bureau assistance


Year Dates City Facilities
2017 August 12-15 Montreal Palais des Congrès de Montréal
2018 August 11-14 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Convention Center & Philadelphia Marriott
2019 August 10-13 New York City Hilton New York Midtown & Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
2020 August 15-18 San Francisco Hilton San Francisco Union Square


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