Opportunities for Exhibiting, Advertising, and Engaging at SSS 2023

Good day SSSers.

I would like for you to consider the ways you can make your work, your programs, and your organizations visible at SSS 2023. There are a variety of ways, and, indeed, we are always open to new ideas and working with members, their publishers, and a myriad of organizations.

Tabling/Exhibiting/Advertising at SSS 2023
If you have an organization or are connected to a publisher who may wish to table/exhibit at SSS 2023, we have several possibilities for such exposure.

For publishers or non-SSS organizations, tables are $500 each.

Publishers or individuals wishing to take part in a combined exhibit/table can send up to seven (7) books as well as flyers/pamphlets/cards to the below address along with $250, and we will display these in a combined exhibit.

We will also accommodate and work with other organizations of course if they wish to table/exhibit at SSS 2023.

If you have recently published a book and/or wish to have a book of yours highlighted, all authors should feel free to contact me and/or send this email to their editors/publishers and have them contact David L. Brunsma.

We accept individual, organizational, publisher and/or departmental advertisements to be included in the program (Departmental Members get a free full-page advertisement in the mobile conference app – see below). The deadline for ads is February 1st. You can purchase a full page advertisement (8.5″ x 11″) for $150. You may send your ad to the Executive Office in .pdf or .jpg in the highest possible resolution. When you do so, please purchase the advertisement online by clicking here or send a check made payable to the Southern Sociological Society to:

Southern Sociological Society
560 McBryde Hall – MC 0137
225 Stanger Street

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Opportunities for Graduate Programs
Graduate departments are an integral part of the society. There are three key ways for graduate departments to increase visibility and engagement in the annual meeting. First, as per the above, you can advertise in the annual mobile conference app. Second, you can take part in the graduate program informational session along with many other graduate departments – contact David L. Brunsma if you are interested in participating in this event during the annual meeting. Third, you can become a Departmental Member which comes with perks for your department and your students. I turn to the latter issue next.

SSS Departmental Membership
We encourage your department to become a Departmental Member of the Southern Sociological Society. Departments who choose to do this are listed in the annual meeting program (with your institutional logo), receives our amazing journal, Social Currents, to display for their faculty and students in their front office, receive a free full-page advertisement both in the mobile app and the paper program and receives a discount for presenting undergraduate students: undergraduate students a Departmental Member who are on the program will get their annual membership dues waived (undergraduate conference registration fees would still be required). The following rates secure such a membership: 1) $150 for PhD-granting institutions; 2) $100 for MA-granting institutions; and, 3) $50 for BA/AA-granting institutions. We hope your department will consider becoming a Departmental Member of SSS. Our website has more information at http://www.southernsociologicalsociety.org/join.html.

Membership Dues
Please be sure to renew your membership dues if you have not done so already.

Conference Registration and Booking Your Room for #SSS2023
You will not want to miss the upcoming annual meeting March 29-April 1, 2023 at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach in, go figure, Myrtle Beach, SC. This year President Earl Wright II’s theme “We Will Find a Way or Make One: Embracing and Advancing the American South’s Tradition of Sociological Innovation and Scholar-Activism,” together with his Program Committee (Chairs, Anita Bledsoe-Gardner and DeMond Miller) will assemble a full-to-bursting program of exciting Sessions, Authors-Meets-Curious-Readers, Panels, Workshops, and so much more covering the spectrum of sociological inquiry – built almost entirely from membership submissions!

To register for #SSS2023, go to: http://www.southernsociologicalsociety.org/annual.html

Those who PreRegister by March 1, 2023 will pay significantly lower fees than those who wait to register after this date.

BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW! To book your hotel room, click here to receive the conference rate.

COVID Precautions at SSS 2023

As we have announced in previous announcements, in order to provide the safest possible in-person conference, all attendees at SSS 2023 will be required to be fully vaccinated and to upload their vaccination card in order to attend the conference. “Fully vaccinated” means all doses in the primary series and all boosters recommended for you given your age and health status. Masks will also be required in the annual meeting spaces – presenters are encouraged to wear masks during their presentations as well. SSS will encourage all members to test before coming to the annual meeting, to monitor their symptoms during SSS 2023, and to test at the conference if there is reason to do so – we will have onsite COVID plans ready for the various possibilities. We understand that the COVID situation is fluid, particularly with the development of highly contagious variants. As such, SSS Executive Committee will be monitoring the situation and will make alterations if necessary.

I look forward to seeing you all in Birmingham!


Dr. David L. Brunsma

Executive Officer

Southern Sociological Society