Annual Meetings

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2017 Annual Meeting Information
2018 Annual Meeting Information
2019 Annual Meeting Information


Annual Meeting Call for Papers

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to Wednesday, February 22, 2017 11:59 pm (EST)

2017 RSS Annual Meeting Call for Papers, Posters, and Organized Sessions

The theme of the 2017 conference is Rural Peoples in a Volatile World: Disruptive Agents and Adaptive Strategies and will be held in Columbus, Ohio - July 27-30 2017.

Types of Submissions Information

All presenters (including those part of organized paper and panel sessions) are required to be registered and paid by June 1, 2017. Those not registered and paid by June 10 will be dropped from the program. If you are unable to attend the Annual Meeting after June 10th, please contact the RSS Business Office as soon as possible

Conference Program

Information about the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society will be posted here.  Currently you can submit abstracts to the annual meeting on the Annual Meeting and the Types of Submissions Information page.  We will be opening the conference registration site soon. A link will also become available to register for rooms at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus.  We will announce new information about the conference as soon as it becomes available.

Travel & Hotel Information

To view anticipated costs of attendance, click here.

To view information on express bus service from the airport to the hotel, click here.

This section will be continually updated as information becomes available to us.