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The 86th annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society will be held in Madison, Wisconsin, USA at the Madison Concourse Hotel July 24-30, 2024. The meeting will explore the theme of Reconceptualizing Rurality: Toward a More Diverse and Inclusive Understanding. 

Call for Abstracts: Abstract submissions for individual papers, posters, and special organized sessions for the 2024 RSS Annual Meeting are now being considered! We encourage submissions that are relevant to the symposium theme and those that focus on rural life and livelihoods, demography, community structures and economies, technologies, environmental conditions, agriculture and food systems, or other sociological knowledge of rural communities. The due date for abstract submissions is March 1, 2024.

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Submission Information: Abstracts should be submitted and more information can be found on submission requirements at:

 For more information about the meeting please email: [email protected] 

 We look forward to seeing you at the 2024 Annual Meeting!