Winter Meeting 2018

Thursday, January 25- Sunday, January 28, 2018

The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead
3434 Peachtree Road, Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30326

Message from President-Elect, Adia Harvey Wingfield:

Greetings! I am excited to send out my first announcement as President-Elect, and more than thrilled to share some early news about the Winter 2018 meetings. After some deliberation, a hectic but productive site visit, and several rounds of negotiations, I am pleased to announce that the 2018 meetings will be held Jan 26-28 in Atlanta, GA.

Those of you who know me will not be surprised by this choice. I went to college in Atlanta and then returned to work at Georgia State University from 2006-2015, and consider the city to be my adopted hometown. But I didn’t select Atlanta for nostalgia’s sake. I genuinely feel that it will be a fun, interesting, attractive destination for SWS-ers. The city is home to world class art, history, and Civil Rights museums, a thriving nightlife, and numerous feminist and women-owned businesses. Plus, it’s easy to access from many locations (Hartsfield is still the world’s busiest airport), and should hopefully have comfortable temperatures even in late January. And hopefully the fallout from the I-85 highway collapse will be a distant memory by next year!

We’ve contracted with the Buckhead Ritz Carlton to host our meetings. If you attended the 2016 Southern Sociological Society meetings, this is the very same hotel. My goal was to offer members a Ritz experience at reasonable prices, and luckily, the hotel was very accommodating! So look forward to room discounts for graduate students, reduced prices for on-site parking, and affordable room rates, on top of Ritz amenities like the indoor pool, fitness center, hot tub, and more. The Buckhead area also boasts a range of shopping and dining options, from Lenox Mall across the street from the hotel to Maggiano’s a few blocks up the street.

I’m optimistic that this will be another great SWS meeting. I hope to see most of you in the Peach State next year!

Adia Harvey Wingfield

SWS President-Elect