2018 National Conference

2018 National Conference

The Sociology of Well-Being
4 October 2018 | Pre-Conference Tour
5-6 October 2018 | Siquijor State College

 

The Philippine Sociological Society’s Annual conference invites paper presentations on all topics related to sociological research. The conference is open to academics, practitioners, and graduate students. Exceptional undergraduate students may also submit an abstract.

The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Sociology of Well-Being.’ From profit-driven fitness fads to the mainstreaming of mental health, from social trauma to collective healing, this conference seeks to inspire critical conversations about the aspirational concept of well-being.

This year’s conference seeks to bring in a range of diverse voices that can problematize, theorize and empirically analyze the concept of wellness. The organizers encourage authors to submit work-in-progress papers and use the conference as a venue to fine-tune ideas and reflect on directions for future research.

Paper presenters may consider submitting abstracts based on, but not limited to these themes:
• Medical sociology
• Sociology of youth and aging
• Sociology of sports
• Political economy of the wellness industry
• Place, environment, and human well-being
• Collective trauma and social suffering
• Social construction of happiness
• Gendered expectations on wellness
• Policy options on drug addiction and rehabilitation
• Methodological innovations in researching well-being

Proposing a Panel

Participants may propose a panel composed of papers addressing a common theme. Panels must be composed of three presenters from at least two different institutions.  [panel proposal form here]

Abstract submission

Abstracts should not be longer than 250 words. The paper’s argument must be clearly articulated and situated in sociological literature. The text should be written in plain English and, as much as possible, must be free from jargon. [abstract submission form here]

Registration fee

The registration fee is P3,000 inclusive of meals, snacks and a conference kit. Undergraduate students may avail of a reduced rate of P2,000. [Online Registrations]

PSS Membership

Professionals interested and working in the field of sociology and related social sciences are welcome to join the PSS. For membership, fill up and submit the membership form.

Travel Grants

Travel grant/s worth P10,000 are available to members of the Philippine Sociological Society. To avail of a travel grant, applicants must submit an extended abstract (up to 500 words) explaining the argument, framework, methodology and innovation of the paper. Successful applicants need to submit the full paper to the conference secretariat on/before the conference. The grant will be awarded on the conference. Fill up and submit the travel grant application form.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Participants should make their own arrangements. The list of suggested accommodations click here. Our local conference committee member from Siquijor State College, Ms. June Kristine Ando is happy to assist. You may send her an email at jkando6991@gmail.com or contact her at +639271669343.

Pre-conference tour

The organizers have prepared an optional pre-conference tour on 4 October. This is organized by Ma’am Cyd A. Sarmiento, faculty of Siquijor State College. She has finalized the itinerary. You may contact her at +639053398095 or send her an email at cyd_a_sarmiento2@yahoo.com. The cost of pre-conference tour is Php 1,000.00 inclusive of meals, transportation and entrance fees.

Transportation at Siquijor Island

Should you need to arrange your transportation upon arriving at the island of Siquijor, kindly contact Mr. Neolito Samson, POSTADA president, at +639262860947.

CHED Endorsement Letter

The conference is officially endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education [CHED]. To download the CHED endorsement letter, click here.

Key Dates

Deadline Date
Deadline for abstract submission and panel proposals 15 August
Announcement of accepted papers and panels 20 August
Deadline for travel grant application 1 September
Announcement of successful travel grant application 5 September
Deadline to confirm participation in the conference 15 September
Deadline to confirm participation in the pre-conference tour 1 October

 

We encourage everyone to use the official hashtags, #PSS2018Siquijor and #SociologyPh in all your PSS related posts.