Virtual Conference Information

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.

The information below will be useful for those attending the virtual Conference from June 3 through June 7, 2024.

Our virtual Conference will be using the Zoom platform.  Each session will have a form to complete by those wishing to attend.  After submitting the form, a Zoom login link for that session will be sent by email.

Additional details will be posted once confirmed. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or require further information.

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Participation Policies and Fees

Those participating in the virtual sessions (June 3 – June 7, 2024) as a chair, discussant, presenter, or panelist, must be members of the Canadian Sociological Association.

CSA Membership Requirement Policy

Participants 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).

CSA Virtual Conference Registration

There is no fee for those wishing to attend the CSA Virtual Conference as observers only.

Program and Schedule

List of Virtual Conference sessions

Refer to the online Conference Program and search by your name or session title.

Note that the schedule is listed in Eastern Time.  Refer to the chart below for other time zones.

Session Time-slots

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Mountain Daylight Time (MT)

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Newfoundland Daylight Time (NT)

12:30 PM

2:30 PM

4:30 PM

6:30 PM

Atlantic Daylight Time (AT)

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

6:00 PM

Eastern Daylight Time (ET)

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

5:00 PM

Central Daylight Time (CDT)

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

Central Standard Time (CST)

9:00 AM

11:00 AM

1:00 PM

3:00 PM

Pacific Daylight Time (PT)

8:00 AM

10:00 AM

12:00 PM

2:00 PM

International delegates may refer to https://time.is/compare

Accessing Virtual Sessions

The CSA Virtual Conference will be using the Zoom platform.  Each session will have a form to complete by those wishing to attend.  After submitting the form, a Zoom login link for that session will be sent by email.

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Audience Members

Register for each virtual session you plan to attend. A confirmation email with a link to join the session on the specified date and time will be sent along with a calendar invitation.

There is no fee required to attend the virtual sessions as an audience member.  However, space is limited and we cannot guarantee your admission if the session reaches capacity.

Audience members will be allowed into the session by the CSA Zoom Room Monitor at the designated session start time.

Speakers: Chairs, Moderator, Presenters, and Panelists

Speakers will be provided with instructions to access their session by the CSA Office.  Further session login reminders will be sent through Zoom.

Speakers are asked to log into their session 15 minutes in advance for Green Room time.  The CSA Zoom Room monitor will  ensure their video, audio, and screen-sharing for presentations is working correctly.  Speakers are responsible for sharing their screens from their own computer for presentations during the session (if applicable).

Safe Spaces

Everyone attending our virtual sessions must comply with our Virtual Code of Conduct.

Audience members, presenters, and panelists should keep their microphone and cameras off unless invited by the session chair to turn them on.  This is typically done during the general Q&A portion of the session.

Note: Panel sessions will be held in ‘Webinar’ Zoom format and therefore the audience members will not have the ability to turn their microphones or cameras on.

Virtual Code of Conduct

The Canadian Sociological Association promotes research, publication, and teaching of sociology.  Our virtual events are intended to provide our membership and the community more broadly with an opportunity for knowledge sharing and professional development as well as to facilitate discussions on current issues affecting our discipline and society.

The opinions expressed during virtual events are those of the speakers and are not considered official statements or positions of the Canadian Sociological Association (unless otherwise stated).

We endeavour to provide a forum free of harassment or intimidation based on race, religion, ethnicity, language, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, appearance, or another group status.

All participants (speakers and attendees) must agree to our Virtual Event Code of Conduct in advance and compliance will be monitored during the event.

The CSA Room Monitor may take the following actions (pending approval from the session chair) for non-compliance;

  • Mute and/or turn off video of the attendee
  • Remove attendee from the session
  • Disengage Q&A and/or Chat feature from all attendee access.

Review the complete Virtual Events Best Practices and Code of Conduct

Resources

Zoom Basics

Guide for Chairs, Moderators, Presenters, and Panelists

Virtual Session List and Access Instructions