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Monday, May 23, 2005

Call for papers: Social Science Research

The Section Annual International Conference on Social Science Research will be held December 4-6, 2005, at the Hilton Hotel Orlando in Florida.   The Call for Papers is out; deadline is September 15.  Click on the “continue reading” link for the announcement.


Hilton Hotel Orlando
Altamonte, Florida
December 4-6, 2005
Proposal Deadline: 9/15/2005

This interdisciplinary conference will draw together faculty members, research scientists, and professionals from the social sciences, and provide them with the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the same field and from other, related fields. Cross-disciplinary submissions are particularly encouraged as is participation by international scholars. The disciplines represented will include:

* Anthropology,
* Area Studies/International Studies,
* Criminology,
* Economics,
* Geography,
* History,
* Political Science,
* Policy/Public Administration,
* Social Psychology,
* Sociology, and
* Urban Studies.

The registration fee includes two lunches and two breakfasts as well as breaks/receptions. The registration fees are discounted by $50 for people who stay in the conference hotel.

To give you some idea of the papers presented at this conference, the program from the previous conference is located on the conference website. Here are a few comments from attendees at the meeting last year:

"I particularly enjoyed the interdisciplinary nature of the meeting, and that it draws so many international scholars - it provides a wonderful perspective..."

"The quality of the food was the best that I have experienced at a professional meeting."

"I appreciated the many opportunities to network with other researchers - at meals, during receptions and during sessions."

"The meeting was professionally helpful, but it was also a lot of fun. Make sure you send me information about the next meeting."

We will have a drawing to select one person to who will win a trip to attend the conference. The winner will receive: Complementary Conference Registration; Free hotel room during the conference at the headquarters hotel (three night maximum); a $250 gift certificate from a travel agency for air travel. This does not cover the cost of any other aspects of attending the conference, nor does it cover any meals other than those included in the conference registration.

Orlando, is one of the top travel destinations in the United States. The weather is great (well except for summer which can be a bit warm), and with Disney and the many theme parks, it is the top destination for vacationing families. However Orlando has more than Mickey Mouse; the city is a short drive from the beach and there are is now a vibrant nightlife. With golf, NASA, and Universal Studios, Orlando is a great place to visit in December!

For more information on the conference, including hotel information, travel information, registration information, presentation formats and to submit a proposal on-line, please go to the website:

Submit a Paper Proposal by 9/15/05: <>
Offer to be a Chair/Discussant: <>
Please register to attend: <>

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