American Sociological Association
Rethinking social movements: Can changing the conversation change the world?

Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel

The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association provides the opportunity for professionals involved in the scientific study of society to share knowledge and new directions in research and practice. Nearly 600 program sessions are convened during the four-day meeting held every August to provide participation venues and networking outlets for nearly 3,000 research papers and over 4,600 presenters.


View the online preliminary program schedule. Support the major ASA receptions such as the Honorary Reception, TEF and MFP Benefit Receptions. View the Plenary webcast schedule.

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View information on registration fees. Hotel rates and other housing information will be available in February 2016. Calculate your estimated expense for attending the meeting.

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Convention Services

Services at the Annual Meeting include child care, accessibility, employment service, housing information, and opportunities to request meeting space for member-sponsored activities.

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AM 2016 Seattle
Howard Frisk Photography

Regional Spotlight

Learn more about the Regional Spotlight sessions and tours planned by the local arrangements subcommittee.

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Exhibits and Sponsorship

The 2016 Annual Meeting is a great opportunity to expand your sales and brand to over 6,000 leading specialists in sociology. Exhibit with ASA in Seattle!

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Annual Meeting Archives

Explore past annual meeting video archives. All plenary sessions at the 2016 Annual Meeting will be broadcast, live and over the web.

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Questions about the Annual Meeting program or the Annual Meeting in general? Please email ASA Meeting Services ( or call (202) 383-9005 ext. 305, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.