The AACS conference: “The Profession of Sociological Practice.”

RC46 will meet in 2019 with the annual meeting of the Association for Applied and Clinical Sociology. The meeting will be held on October 17-19 just outside of Portland, Oregon (USA). The AACS conference theme is “The Profession of Sociological Practice.”

In the last quarter century, applied and clinical sociologists have marshalled significant momentum to “professionalize” sociological practice. Join sociologists who serve the public in many different kinds of occupations. The conference is open to all sociologists, social and behavioral scientists, and professionals who use social and behavioral science in business and industry, government, and academia. AACS annual meetings attract practicing sociologists and other professionals from around the world who know how to make a difference.

AACS likes to say that it doesn’t just “present papers.” AACS looks for innovation and creativity in content and presentation form. Consider leading a professional development workshop, panel, roundtable, or poster session. Proposals that address teaching with an applied or clinical focus also are invited Program participants may submit papers based on their presentations to the Journal of Applied Social Science, AACS’s official peer-refereed journal, for publication.

AACS has a reputation as a student-friendly association. Its annual meetings offer mentoring opportunities for students. Students who attend AACS annual meetings are encouraged to submit their papers for the Undergraduate and Graduate Student Paper Competition. Student teams also are welcome to participate in the Client Problem-solving Competition.

AACS pre-conference professional development workshops are available on Thursday afternoon for a modest additional charge for non-members. Registration includes welcome and closing receptions, complimentary breakfasts by Embassy Suites with stay, keynote and presidential luncheons, and refreshments.

The deadline for submissions to Tina Uys at is 15 May 2019. Tina will develop the RC46 program for inclusion at the AACS conference. For more information, please visit AACS at, and explore the Conferences tab. If you have any questions regarding your proposal or presentation, please contact Tina.