Sep 152013

The 49th Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA)/ La Société canadienne de sociologie (SCS) will be held May 26 through May 30 2014 at Brock University as part of the 2014 Congress of the Canadian Federation of the Humanities and Social Sciences.

The CSA-SCS Call for Papers requires all abstracts to be submitted though our online conference system from November 25, 2013 through January 31, 2014.    Please register on the site to create an account on the system if you did not participate in the Conference last year.

Session Organizers will notify authors whether their abstract requires revisions, has been accepted for presentation, or has been declined for presentation on or before February 15, 2014.

Authors should check their account at  to confirm the review status.  Contact the Session Organizer and our office if it appears that your paper has not yet been reviewed after February 15, 2014.

**In the event that you are unable to attend the Conference, kindly inform the session organizer and the CSA Office immediately. **


  • The general CSA-SCS policy allows up to two different paper presentations and up to three presentations including panels and plenary (participation as session chair or discussant does not count in these limits)
  • Presenters will communicate directly with session organizers regarding the submission of full papers or presentations (deadline is May 1, 2014)
  • The CSA Office must be notified immediately if there are changes to any presentation title or abstract, or if a presenter is unable to attend Congress
  • The CSA recognizes that there may be situations in which there are pedagogical and professional benefits to presenting at multiple associations at Congress. The CSA-SCS encourages its members, as a matter of good practice to inform both associations of their submission in order to facilitate and foster future collaborative efforts.
  • Papers must have not been published prior to the Conference
  • Authors who submit abstracts to this conference agree to the following terms:
    a) Authors retain copyright over their work, while allowing the conference to place this unpublished abstract under a Creative Commons Attribution License, which allows others to freely access, use, and share the work, with an acknowledgement of the work’s authorship and its initial presentation at this conference.
    b) Authors are able to waive the terms of the CC license and enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution and subsequent publication of this work (e.g., publish a revised version in a journal, post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial presentation at this conference.
    c) In addition, authors are encouraged to post and share their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) at any point before and after the conference.


  • All sessions are 90 minutes in duration.  Regular sessions include between 3-4 papers while a roundtable session can accommodate up to 10 presentations.
  • A session organizer may present a paper in a session that he or she has organized but cannot also act as discussant or chair of the same session.  A session organizer who does not present in his own session may be chair or discussant (although he or she should not assume both roles)
  • Presentation time for each paper and for the discussant is limited to 20 minutes for a three paper session and 15 minutes for a four paper session.  Sessions without a discussant will have more time for presentations.
  • Papers are to be presented in the order listed on the program
  • The session chair is expected to monitor the session, however the role of discussant is optional.


CSA Membership is a mandatory requirement for those participating in the Conference (presenters, Chairs, Discussants, and panelists).   The compliance deadline is April 15, 2014.  Failure to comply by this deadline will result in the participant’s name being removed from the Official Conference Program.

Co-Authors neither presenting at, nor attending, the Conference are exempt from this policy.  Policy waivers in other cases are dependent upon approval of the Conference Planning  Committee and may apply to those participating in CSA identified joint sessions or panelists from outside the field of Sociology.  Please contact us for further information.

All attendees at the Conference (presenters, Chairs, Discussants, panelists, and those only observing) must be registered Congress Delegates.

Online registration will open January 16, 2014 with early bird fees ending March 31, 2014.

  • Communicate with your Session Organizer regarding expectations for the full paper submission due May 1, 2014.  Papers should be emailed directly to the organizers.
  • Visit the CSA Conference website regularly for event information, schedule and locations.  Details are added as planning develops.


Each session room will be equipped with a computer, data projector, projection screen, ethernet cable and Internet access, and sound system.

Brock University update

Most of the presentation spaces at Brock University are *smart rooms* with access to built-in computers, screens, internet and DVD players. Please let your members know that if they are presenting with Power Point, they will need to **bring their materials on a memory key**.

NOTE TO MAC USERS: Brock University facilities are all oriented towards PCs. If your members work on a MAC, they will need to bring their own laptop AND all relevant adapter cords (dongles).


Congress Delegate Check-in

Registration for Congress must be completed online or onsite before your presentation or participation in a CSA-SCS session.   Once at Brock, visit the Congress Registration Desk in the Congress Centre to pick up your receipt, official access badge and registration package.   The Congress Centre will be located in the Walker Complex (Building 22 on the campus map).  

The hours of operation will be:
May 23 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
May 24 to 29 – 7:30am to 5:00pm
May 30 – 7:30am to 2:00pm

Canadian Sociological Association Conference Check-in

After checking in at Congress, visit one of the CSA-SCS Information Booths to pick up the Official CSA-SCS Conference Program and last minute scheduling updates.  Only CSA-SCS Congress Delegates will receive an Official Program; those attending the sessions as observers only may request a summary of the day’s sessions and events.

The hours of operation will be:

May 25 – 3:00pm to 7:00pm (Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence main lobby)

May 26 to 30 – 8:00am – 5:00pm (Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence main lobby) & 8:00am – 4:00pm (Concordia Lutheran Seminary)

Location Note:  Our Conference sessions are located in the Gordon and Betty Vallee Residence as well as Concordia Lutheran Seminary, two buildings located across the street from each other.

Congress 2014 Map

For Session Organizers

For Students


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