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The Marketplace of Ideas—of All Types and in All Formats

The heart of the Annual Meeting is the exchange of scholarly ideas, in sessions of all types and formats. Enjoy a sampling of the sociological work being done by the “best and the brightest.” The 2005 Program Committee crafted a set of topics to which colleagues submitted papers and roundtable proposals. Now this work comes to the Annual Meeting forum.

Regular Sessions feature research papers submitted in response to the 2005 Call for Papers. These papers cover the spectrum of sociological inquiry and are organized into approximately 200 sessions.

Open Refereed Roundtables feature two to five paper presentations at each table, with a table presider to coordinate presentations and discussion. Two large general roundtable sessions were created on a variety of themes.

Informal Discussion Roundtables bring together small groups of people interested in discussing specific topics. Three informal discussion sessions have been organized to enhance scholarly networking and exchange of ideas.

Poster Sessions allow meeting attendees to see visually the results of sociological research and engage in face-to-face conversation with authors. Also, there is one specialized “informational” poster session on Research Funding Support and Data Resources, plus a Graduate Programs in Sociology resource area that complements the scholarly poster presentations.