39th Annual MSSA Conference
Opportunities in a (Post) Modern World
October 23-26, 2013 - Atlanta, GA
Program Chair: Dr. Timothy B. Gongaware University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
- Receptions on Wednesday and Thursday evenings with snacks and a cash bar will be a chance to meet and catch up with colleagues, but don’t worry – we’re scheduling them to allow time for people to go out and explore a bit of our host city, Atlanta.
- Breakfasts will be available on a first come, first serve basis (as long as the food lasts) before the sessions get started Thursday through Saturday.
- Lunch is on your own and there will be plenty of time to grab some food and attend either the Women’s Caucus meeting on Thursday, the Minority Caucus meeting on Friday, or hop the hotel shuttle (runs every half hour) to visit a local eatery in downtown Atlanta.
- The annual banquet dinner on Friday night is included with the meeting registration, and we’ve decided to focus solely on collegiality and on celebrating the accomplishments of students and professionals in our presentation of the various MSSA awards.
- The banquet will be followed by the annual business meeting at a specifically designated time for those who wish to attend.
- After that, we might just need to relax a little and Mississippi State will be fulfilling that need with the return of the always popular MS State party.
- Throughout the entire conference, attendees will have a chance to peruse the book exhibit being hosted by the Library of Social Science
- Becoming an ASA Department Resource Group Consultant
- Horror Stories: Tips on How to Successfully Procure Tenure and Promotion
- The Importance of Mentoring and Networks in Graduate School and the Early Career
- Publishing in Academic Journals
- The Publishing Game: 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration (or structure, organization and common-sense)
- Mentoring the Thesis/Dissertation: Mentor Expectations for Students – Student Expectations for Mentors
Holiday Inn: Atlanta Capitol Conference Center
450 Capitol Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312
Note: Although the hotel shuttle does not pick up or drop off at the airport, getting to the hotel from the airport is fairly straight forward. First, The Marta Train from the airport is $2.50 per person each way (1 transfer required). The hotel is located 3 blocks south of the Georgia State stop and the hotel shuttle van can pick up from that Marta Station. Second, the Greater Atlanta Airport Shuttle Service is $30.00 round trip per person (www.taass.net – see site for reservation information). Finally, a taxi ride to the hotel is $35.00 (one way)