2012 NYSSA Conference

Welcome to the New York State Sociological Association 2012 Conference Website!

SUNY Potsdam is thrilled to host the 60th annual meeting of the New York State Sociological Association (NYSSA) 


October 19-20, 2012


Located in the St. Lawrence River valley of upstate New York, Potsdam is near the Canadian border and just outside of the Adirondack Park - a perfect place to visit in autumn. 

Conference Theme

This year’s conference theme, “Thinking Globally, Seeing Sociologically,” is inspired by the work of our keynote speakers Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluisio, the creators of an incredible series of books that bring global stratification, cultural diversity, and environmental concerns vividly to life.  Their titles include Material World, Women in the Material World, Hungry Planet: What the World Eats, and What I Eat: Around the World in 80 Diets. Click here for more information about them and their work.

We look forward to seeing you in October!