Interdisciplinary Sessions

The Canadian Sociological Association welcomes session collaboration with other associations, research groups, or organizations participating in Congress.  There are three categories of interdisciplinary sessions each with particular administrative considerations; cross-listed, joint, and co-sponsored.

Cross-listed Sessions

  • Sponsored by one primary association with promotion among other associations
  • Abstract submissions accepted by the primary association
  • Session will be listed in the programs of cross listed associations
  • Session will be hosted and scheduled by the primary association with details communicated to the cross listed associations
  • Participants must be members and registered congress delegates of the primary association
  • Congress delegates from all associations are welcome to attend as observers

Joint Sessions

  • Co-sponsored by two or more associations
  • Session will be listed in the programs of co-sponsors
  • Session will be hosted and scheduled by one of the associations as mutually agreed upon
  • At least one session organizer and one additional participant in a joint or co-sponsored session hosted by the Canadian Sociological Association must be members and registered delegates of our association
  • Participants must be a member and registered congress delegate of the association through which he or she submits an abstract
    • Administrators will consult organizers to validate memberships
    • Abstract submissions accepted by co-sponsor associations
  • Any applications for Congress funding with the Canadian Sociological Association listed as co-organizers are required to be pre-approved by our association
    • The allocation of funds must also be mutually agreed upon

Co-sponsored Sessions

  • One primary association works with another association or group to organize a plenary or panel
  • Session will be listed in the programs of co-sponsoring associations
  • Session will be hosted and scheduled by the primary association with details communicated to the co-sponsors
  • Participants must be members and registered congress delegates of at least one of the co-sponsoring associations
  • Congress delegates from all associations are welcome to attend as observers
    • Members of co-sponsoring groups (i.e. as opposed to congress associations) must comply with congress attendance policies the exception being a session or panel open to the community
  • Any applications for Congress funding with the Canadian Sociological Association listed as co-organizers are required to be pre-approved by our association
    • The allocation of funds must also be mutually agreed upon

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