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  The mission of the California Sociological Association is to promote the scientific study of            society among interested persons within the state of California; to stimulate discussion             and encourage cooperative relations among persons engaged in the scientific study of society;  and  to further the aims of instruction, practice and research in the field of sociology.


To register for the 2015 conference and/or pay your dues, click on the registration and membership tab at the top of the page.  

         If you would rather download the paper form and mail it along with your check to Ed Nelson, please click on this link - [paper form].

To propose a session for the conference, please contact David Smith at .  

To see a list of sessions already scheduled and the conference theme, click on Conference/Sessions.  

Please submit your session proposals as soon as possible.

        To submit a paper for the conference, send your paper to the session organizer. 

        If your paper does not fit into any of the sessions, please send it to our program chair and president-elect, David Smith, at


Please consider submitting nominations for our three student awards -- outstanding community college student, outstanding undergraduate student and outstanding graduate student.  Our student awards are given out at our conference in November.  To see more about the student awards, please go here.


26th Annual California Sociological Association Conference

Location:  Holiday Inn – Capitol Plaza, Sacramento

Dates:  November 13-14, 2015

Conference Theme – Social Realities, Social Change:

The Importance of Global Context

David Smith, President-Elect