2024 Participation Policies and Fees

The 57th Annual Conference of the Canadian Sociological Association (CSA) will be held in two sections.

1. Virtual sessions scheduled from Monday, June 3 through Friday, June 7, 2024.
2. In-person sessions scheduled from Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2024 as part of the Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences Congress in partnership with McGill University.

CSA Conference delegates benefit from the opportunity to learn from, and engage with, scholars and practitioners working within the discipline of sociology. We are hoping that this new Conference format will improve accessibility for our members and the wider community.

Conference Participation Requirements

**Deadline to complete the required registrations is April 15, 2024.**

Only participants (chair, moderator, discussant, presenters, panelists, or keynote speaker) in compliance by this deadline will be included in the Conference Program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Funding Programs

CSA Membership

Applicable to those participating in one or both Conference sections; virtual (June 3 – 7, 2024) and/or in-person (June 17 – 21, 2024).

All participants in a session (chair, moderator, discussant, presenters, panelists, and keynote speaker) must be a member of the Canadian Sociological Association.

Canadian Sociological Association Membership is independent of Conference registration.

The first step is to ensure that your membership is in good standing throughout June 21, 2024. This may require that you enrol as a new member of the Canadian Sociological Association or renew your membership if it is set to expire prior to the Conference. Membership renewal will be possible 45 days prior to the expiration date.

Learn more about membership fees, policies, and the link to register or renew.

Contact us if you are unsure of your membership status.

Once your membership is confirmed, you may proceed to register for the Conference.

CSA In-person Conference Section Participant Registration

Applicable to those attending the in-person Conference section from June 17 – 21, 2024.

The Canadian Sociological Association Conference is held as part of the larger Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences therefore those wishing to attend our Conference at McGill University must register through Congress (registration opens in January 2024).

There are two components in the delegate registration fee; the ‘Congress Base Fee’ and the ‘Association Conference Fee’. When registering as a delegate, you will be asked to select the Association Conference(s) in which you will be participating or attending.  To participate in the CSA Conference, select ‘#59 – Canadian Sociological Association / Société canadienne de sociologie (CSA-SCS)’ and appropriate fee category.

Members of the CSA benefit from reduced Association Conference Fee rates.

Register for the in-person Conference

**Register by March 31, 2024 for the reduced rates below!**

Congress Base Fees increase as of April 1, 2024.  Learn more about Congress Base Fees

In-person Conference registration fees: Rates for CSA members

Delegate Category Congress Base Fee (<March 31, 2024) CSA Association Conference Fee Total Fees
Black and Indigenous Students

You are a student who self-identifies as Black or Indigenous and is attending or presenting at the CSA conference.

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 $0 $0  $0
Special Reduced Congress Fee

You self-identify as one or more of the following definitions, and you are attending or presenting at an association conference:

Student (you are enrolled full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or diploma academic program and hold a student ID card/number and are not employed full-time by the same institution)

K-12 school educator (you are employed full or part-time)

Retired (you are over the age of 55, retired from employment, and no longer engaged in regular research, academic and/or other scientific activities)

Unemployed (you are under the age of 55, currently unemployed)

 $80  $60  $140
Reduced Congress Fee

You self-identify as one or more of the following definitions, and you are attending or presenting at an association conference:

Underemployed (you are employed part-time, seasonal or temporary)

Postdoctoral Researcher

 $160  $60  $220
Regular Attendee

You are employed full-time and attending or presenting at an association conference and do not self-identify in the Reduced or Special Reduced Congress Fee definitions.

 $210  $100  $310

In-person Conference registration fees: Rates for Non-Members

Those attending as observers only (not participating as a chair, discussant, presenter, or panelist) may attend the Conference.  Congress delegate registration is required but membership in the CSA is not.  In this case, the Non-Member rates apply.

Register for the in-person Conference

Delegate Category Congress Base Fee (<March 31, 2024) CSA Association Conference Fee Total Fees
Special Reduced Congress Fee

You self-identify as one or more of the following definitions, and you are attending or presenting at an association conference:

Student (you are enrolled full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or diploma academic program and hold a student ID card/number and are not employed full-time by the same institution)

K-12 school educator (you are employed full or part-time)

Retired (you are over the age of 55, retired from employment, and no longer engaged in regular research, academic and/or other scientific activities)

Unemployed (you are under the age of 55, currently unemployed)

 $80  $80  $160
Reduced Congress Fee

You self-identify as one or more of the following definitions, and you are attending or presenting at an association conference:

Underemployed (You are employed part-time, seasonal or temporary)

Postdoctoral Researcher

 $160  $80  $240
Regular Attendee

You are employed full-time and attending or presenting at an association conference and do not self-identify in the Reduced or Special Reduced Congress Fee definitions.

 $210  $125  $315

Virtual Conference registration fees: Rates for CSA members

Those participating in the virtual sessions (June 3 – June 7, 2024) as a chair, discussant, presenter, or panelist, are required to pay a nominal fee to help the CSA off-set the costs of facilitating the sessions (virtual platform and staffing).

This fee is not required for those who have registered as Congress delegates with the CSA Conference to also participate in the in-person sessions (June 17 – June 21, 2024).

There is no fee for those wishing to attend the virtual sessions as observers only.

Register for the virtual Conference

Participant Category CSA Virtual Conference Fee
Student (you are enrolled full-time as an undergraduate, graduate, or diploma academic program and hold a student ID card/number and are not employed full-time by the same institution)

Postdoctoral Researcher

Retired (you are over the age of 55, retired from employment, and no longer engaged in regular research, academic and/or other scientific activities)

Underemployed (You are employed part-time, seasonal or temporary)

Unemployed (you are under the age of 55, currently unemployed)

 $20
Regular (you are employed full-time by an academic, government, or community organization)  $50