American Sociological Association

General Program Schedule

General Program Schedule

The official days of the 2017 Annual Meeting are Saturday-Tuesday, August 12-15, 2017. The presentation language of the Annual Meeting is English. Program sessions are scheduled on all four days. There will also be some pre-meeting courses and activities held on Friday, August 11.

Sessions are scheduled in 16 time slots beginning on Saturday at 8:30 a.m. and concluding on Tuesday by 5:00 p.m. Most program sessions are 1 hour and 40 minutes in length, followed by a 20-minute break. Exceptions will be clearly noted in the program schedule. The daily session turnover schedule on Saturday-Tuesday is:

  • 8:30 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
  • 4:30 p.m. - 6:10 p.m.

Due to the complexities of scheduling a program with over 600 sessions and more than 4,000 participants, it is not possible to avoid all conflicts of individual obligations. Participants with multiple commitments may contact their session organizers or ASA Meeting Services staff anytime before March 15, 2017 and request scheduling consideration. Meeting Services staff will try to accommodate reasonable requests, but no guarantees can be given. Information on the program schedule in general will not be available before May 1.

A Note About Presentation Schedules

Regular Session, Poster Presentation, and Program Committee Sponsored Roundtable Session Scheduling

These activities may be scheduled on any of the four program days of the Annual Meeting. Actual session times and dates will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed by May 1.

Section Scheduling

Section activities are pre-assigned to specific days following a four-year rotation schedule. Section session times on those days will not be finalized until the overall program schedule is completed. The rotation schedule for Section activities in 2017 results in the groupings on assigned days. All Section program sessions and Council/Business meetings will be scheduled on the assigned days. Those Sections whose programs are larger than the time slots available on their days will have sessions scheduled on adjacent days, as noted below. Section Council/Business meetings and Section Roundtable sessions must be held on the assigned days. If you are accepted into presentation for a Section program, please refer to the rotation schedule to ascertain the day(s) you would be scheduled to present.

Key Dates

  • November 1, 2016: Call for Papers posted on ASA website and the online system opens for submission of papers, discussion topics, and posters
  • January 11, 2017: Paper Submission system closes at 3pm EST
  • March 16, 2017: All paper decisions made and Acceptance/Rejection letters should be received by email
  • May 1, 2017: Preliminary Schedule is available
  • May 11, 2017: Registration Deadline for all Program Participants
  • June 1, 2017: Deadline to receive all changes for the Final Program


Pearson 2017
University of McGill Department of Sociology 2017
Quebec Research Fund-Society and Culture
Federation for the Humanities
Concordia 2017
UMontreal 2017