1) The deadline for submitting paper abstracts for our 2024 conference has been extended to May 15. Remember that you need to be a current ASR member to submit a paper abstract. Log into your ASR account on the ASR website and click the Submit Abstract button. For any questions, contact Co-Program Chair, Andrea Henderson, at AKHENDER@mailbox.sc.edu or me at rmkraus@bsu.edu. You can learn more about the conference by visiting the annual meeting page on the ASR website. If you need to (re)join the ASR, please click on the Become a Member Join ASR Today button on the ASR homepage.

2) Registration for our 2024 annual meeting in Montreal is now open. Log into your ASR account on the ASR website and click the Register for a Conference button. You can make your room reservations here. Be sure to use group code: ASR0822 to get the conference rate.

3) We continue to accept submissions for our Lifetime Achievement Award (deadline May 15) and McNamara student paper competition (deadline June 1). You can learn more about these awards by visiting the ASR website and apply for the competitions by logging into your ASR account.

4)  NEW: There will be a one day conference on August 9 titled, “On-The-Ground Research with the Right in 2024: Challenges, Benefits, and Building Solidarity. The organizers are soliciting submissions for three panels: On Terminology and Concepts, Ethical Considerations & Challenges, and Responding to Respondents. To apply to present, please submit an abstract here by June 1, 2024. Please also indicate which panel you’d like to speak on. General attendees can register via the ASA conference link here.

5) The Association last surveyed our membership in 2014– as we approach the midway point of 2024 we hope you will take a few moments to provide feedback on a number of items related to the business of the Association. The purpose of this survey is to help the ASR Council ensure we are meeting the needs of members. In particular, we are eager for feedback about the modality and location of future meetings and for your thoughts on how ASR should continue to evolve as both our profession and the world we study continue to change. The results of the anonymous survey will be compiled by the Membership Committee and presented as one of the annual committee reports shared at the Annual Meeting. Results will then be used by the ASR Council to help shape future events and initiatives. Special thanks to Jim Spickard for building the survey out on the website. The deadline to fill out the survey is June 30, 2024.

Click here to take the survey

6) If you experience any trouble with your account or have questions, please email me for assistance. We continue to make upgrades to our website and membership system and are handling some backlog. We appreciate your patience.

Rachel Kraus, ASR Executive Officer