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Local Conferences

The 2015 Urban Forum
University of Chicago
May 8-9, 2015

Sponsored by the University of Chicago Urban Network, the 2015 Urban Forum, titled "Cities and Spectacle in Modern Brazil", was held May 8-9, 2015.

 The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games have greatly transformed Brazil's cities. But mega-events such as these are just one of many forms of spectacle that have shaped global urban landscapes. This conference brought together social scientists and cultural critics from across the hemisphere to discuss the ways in which spectacle — from global galas and cultural events to politicized forms of poverty, violence, and demands for civil rights — has impacted the modern urban form. By considering modern mega-events in the context of other formative spectacles, historical and contemporary, this conference demonstrated the broader importance of spectacle in shaping urban economies, cultures, landscapes, and forms of governance. For more information, see the 2015 Urban Forum>>



National and International Conferences

Association for Psychological Science 2015 Annual Convention

New York, NY

May 21-24, 2015

The Association for Psychological Science's Annual Convention brings together psychological researchers and academics for an exciting program that covers the entire spectrum of innovative research in psychological science.  For more information, see the APS Convention>>


American Sociological Association 2015 Annual Meeting

Chicago, IL

August 22-25, 2015

The American Sociological Association will host its 2015 Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. The meeting theme is: "Sexualities in the Social World." For more information, see ASA Meeting >>


The Gerontological Society of America 68th Annual Scientific Meeting

Orlando, FL

November 18-22, 2015

GSA's Annual Scientific Meeting brings together more than 4,000 of the brightest minds in the field of aging. The 2015 theme "Aging as a Lifelong Process" highlights the fact that what gerontologists study is actually the cumulative outcome of lifelong events that culminate during old age. These effects, which can begin at the earliest stage of fetal development, encompass biology, social interactions, historical events, psychological experiences, and public policy. For more information, see GSA Annual Scientific Meeting>>


Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2016 Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
January 28-30,2016

The 2016 annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology will take place in San Diego, CA. Poster and Symposia submissions will be open July 1st-July 14th, 2015.

For more information, see SPSP 2016 Annual Meeting>>

To see the meeting program from the 2015 Annual Meeting (February 26-28, 2015), click 2015 Meeting Program>> 


American Psychosomatic Society 2016 Annual Meeting
Denver, CO
March 9-12, 2016

The American Psychosomatic Society aims to promote and advance the scientific understanding and multidisciplinary integration of biological, psychological, behavioral and social factors in human health and disease, and to foster the dissemination and application of this understanding in education and health care.  For more information, see APS Annual Meeting>>

To see the meeting program from the 2015 Annual Meeting (March 18-21, 2015), click 2015 Meeting Program>>


Population Association of America 2016 Annual Meeting
Washington, D.C.
March 31-April 2, 2016

The Population Association of America will host its 2016 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. March 31st-April 1st, 2015. For more information, see the PAA Annual Meeting Website>>

 To see the meeting program from the 2015 Annual Meeting (April 30-May 2, 2015), click 2015 Meeting Program>>