2024 Convention Information

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*Submission Deadline is Saturday Sept. 23rd by 11:59pm Pacific*


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34th Annual Theodore Clevenger, Jr. Undergraduate Honors Conference

*Submission deadline is Friday Dec. 15th 2023 by 11:59pm Pacific

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SSCA Conference Hotel Reservations 

Click Here to Book Your Room with SSCA's Special Rate - Available after December 5th.

Frisco Embassy Suites: This is the conference hotel. The reservation cut-off date is March 12th, 2024, or when the room block is full - whichever occurs first. The special room rate for our convention is $179/night.

Join Hilton Honors for various amenities, complimentary internet, points, etc. 

Please consider supporting SSCA in these ways:

1. Become an Institutional Member (click here):  For only $100, you can make a public statement of your trust and confidence in SSCA.  PLUS, you get these benefits:

  • A listing on the SSCA website at http://www.ssca.net/institutional-members and in our convention program
  • Opportunity to post job announcements on the SSCA website and social media platforms
  • Complimentary one-year graduate student membership ($30 value)

Get some PR for your department, post that open faculty position, and invite a student to get involved—it’s a win-win for everyone!

2. Advertise in the Convention Program (click here):  Rates begin at only $250 – less than most other comparable association rates.  It’s a great way to:

  • Promote your department
  • Recognize a colleague
  • Advertise your graduate program to the undergraduate participants

3. Participate as a Convention Exhibitor (click here): It is a great way to showcase your institution or organization and to network face-to-face with attendees and colleagues. 

4. Sponsor the Undergraduate Honors Conference (click here) or Purchase a Grad Fair Table (click here): Excellent networking and recruiting for both Master and PhD programs.

Nominate a Colleague for an SSCA Award

Please consider nominating a worthy colleague or yourself for an SSCA award. The list of association-wide awards may be found at http://www.ssca.net/awards. The list of awards will appear along the left side of the page. The nomination guidelines appear on the main text of the same page. Nominations for awards are sent to the members of the selection committees for each award. The award committees may be found at http://www.ssca.net/award-committees.  

  • All nominees for SSCA association-wide awards must be current members of the association.  

  • The deadline for receipt of award nominations is December 5.

Caring Connections 

Caring Connections is a dual purpose fund raiser. First, Caring Connections purchases help fund the Association's awards.  Second, Caring Connections provides a way for you to thank those friends and colleagues you have worked with during the last year. 

Caring Connections consist of a printed card telling the honoree that a donation has been made to SSCA's Awards in their honor and a small fabric appliqué. Recipients wear the appliqué on their name tags at the SSCA convention

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