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2024 MSS Annual Meeting

April 4-7  |  Des Moines, IA

Save the date for the largest gathering of sociologists in the Midwest! The 2024 MSS Annual Meeting will take place at the Marriott in Downtown Des Moines, IA. 

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Registration Types and Rates

Early bird registration rates will be available through February 14, 2023. These rates are, on average, a 25% discount to the regular rates. Please register early for the best deals! Learn more about Registration rates here.
All persons on the MSS 2024 program (presenters, organizers, facilitators, committee members, etc.) must be both MSS members AND register for the conference. Membership and registration can be purchased separately or collectively online. Please be sure your membership is current if you are purchasing a member-rate registration. Not a member? Join MSS today!

Non-Participating Undergraduate Student Group Rate

MSS offers a group rate for undergraduate students not participating in the meeting as a presenter, facilitator, presider or other named participant. The intention of this group rate is to introduce undergraduate students to MSS by providing a reduced rate for a small group. These group rates will be available when registration opens in December. Check back for more information on accessing these rates.

  • Each group consists of undergraduate students only.
  • Students in the group are not required to be members of MSS.
  • Students participating in the meeting must pay standard student rates (not part of a group rate).
  • Each group must be sponsored by an MSS professional member who is attending the meeting.
  • All names must be supplied in advance to the Executive Director for input to the MSS database.
  • Group rates are available to any institution of higher education, not limited to the Midwest region.

Individual non-participating students may choose to purchase student memberships and register at the student rate. The Non-Participant Undergraduate Student Group rate is intended for and financially beneficial to small groups.

Cover and Promotional Materials Artwork

Image is of the mural “Momentum” by artist Quintis Pinkston. Thank you to Harvester Arts for allowing us to use this artwork.

Land Acknowledgement

Thank you to Dr. Sebastian Braun (Iowa State University) for sharing his work as we recognize Native Communities throughout the Midwest and, specifically this year, in Iowa. We acknowledge that we will be meeting on the traditional lands of the Báxoje or Ioway, Sauk, and Meskwaki peoples.

Read more of his work about native communities.