Conference Program


Our Program
Everyone who submitted an abstract has been contacted by email.  Each accepted abstract was grouped into one of 18 thematic sessions, with panels running 1.5 hours. A poster session will also be offered during the lunch hour on Friday.

On Wednesday, the keynote will take place at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Thursday and Friday, the Aging Studies Institute will host the keynote speaker at 312 Lyman Hall.  All panels and the poster session will be held at Schine Student Center on the third floor, rooms 304 ABC.  A map has been included on the conference website under the link Getting Around Syracuse University.

The cost of the 4 day program totals $375 including all meals on Thursday and Friday, and a continental breakfast on Saturday. For an additional $50 an optional excursion will be offered Saturday, June 6 to visit the world famous Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. A boxed lunch will be provided on the trip. The bus ride is about two hours, we will depart at 1:00 pm on Saturday and arrive in Corning at 3:00. We will start at the CMOG with a guided tour that includes glass blowing and a stop at their gift shop. Following the CMOG, we will board the bus for the center of town to the Gaffer District where you are on your own to eat, shop or just relax. It is estimated that we will return back to Syracuse that evening by 9:00 p.m.  Below is a summary of our preliminary conference program.  Registration will close April 15, 2015.

Revised Conference Program Revised 060315  here


Wednesday, June 3, 2015
3:00-4:00 p.m.     Registration and Conference Kickoff
4:00-5:00 p.m.     Welcome – Dean James Steinberg,
                          Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
                          Keynote Speaker:  Andrew Cherlin, Professor and Chair of Sociology,
                          Johns Hopkins University “The Missing Working Class.”
5:15-6:00 p.m.     Reception and cake celebration of the Maxwell School’s 90th Anniversary.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 –
7:45-8:15 a.m.      Registration and a Continental Breakfast.
8:30-9:45 a.m.      Welcome – Vice Chancellor and Provost Liz Liddy
                           Keynote Speaker:  Ingrid Connidis, Professor of Sociology,
                           University of Western, Ontario will present  
                          “Commitment and Change: Constants of Family Ties Over Time.”
10:00-11:30 a.m.  Presentations in three concurrent panels.
11:45-1:00 p.m.    Lunch – Goldstein Alumni and Faculty Center.
1:15-2:45 p.m.      Presentations in three concurrent panels.
3:00-4:15 p.m.      On your own time to go back to your hotel.
4:15-4:30 p.m.      Board bus and depart from the Sheraton Hotel for a BBQ picnic at
                           Pratt’s Falls in Onondaga County Park. Dinner will be at Camp Brockway
                           located on a scenic walking trail leading to a 136’ waterfalls.
7:45-8:00 p.m.      Board Bus and Depart to the Sheraton Hotel.


Friday, June 5, 2015 –
7:45-8:15 a.m.      Registration and Continental breakfast.
8:30-9:45 a.m.      Welcome – Associate Dean, Deborah Monahan,
                           David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
                           Keynote Speaker:  Martin Kohli, Emeritus Professor of Sociology,
                           European University Institute, presents
                           “Generational Linkages in Aging Families”
10:00-11:30 a.m.   Presentations in three concurrent panels.
11:45-1:00 p.m.    Boxed Lunch and Poster Session
1:15-2:45 p.m.      Presentations in three concurrent panels.
2:45-3:30 p.m.      On your own time.
3:45-4:00 p.m.      Board Bus at the Sheraton Hotel to depart for dinner at the Sherwood Inn, in Skaneateles, NY.
5:00-6:00 p.m.      Free time to walk through town, visit the local shops and enjoy the lake before dinner.
6:00-8:00 p.m.      Dinner at the Sherwood Inn.
8:15-8:30 p.m.      Board Bus and Depart for the Sheraton Hotel.  Estimated arrival time 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 2015 –
7:45-8:15 a.m.      Continental Breakfast
8:30-10:00 a.m.    Presentations in three concurrent panels.
10:15-11:45 a.m.  Presentations in three concurrent panels.


Conference Ends

Optional Excursion
12:45-1:00 p.m.   Board bus for optional excursion to the Corning Museum of Glass
3:00-5:00 p.m.     Guide Tour of Corning Museum Glass
5:00-6:30 p.m.     On Your Own – Walking Tour of the Gaffer District
6:45-9:00 p.m.     Board Bus to Return to Syracuse