IV ISA Forum of sociology will be held entirely online

Due to the global pandemic that particularly affects Brazil, the IV ISA Forum of sociology will be held entirely online, between February 23 and 27, 2021, with some possibility to extend it a few more days for RC/WG/TG that wish to do so.

The theme and the structure of the Forum remain largely unchanged. All the abstracts that have been selected by the RC/WG/TG program coordinators remain valid and included in the Forum online platform.

The Forum fees have been reduced by 50% while maintaining the possibility of paying the full amount as a contribution to a solidarity fund to enable sociologists experiencing hardship to participate. The deadline for presenters’ registration has been extended to December 15, 2020. However, in order to be able to plan the sessions and to ensure lively exchanges among sociologists from all continents, we ask you to confirm your participation at the following link before October 15, 2020:

Login to your user portal and click on “Roles in Meeting” to confirm/decline acceptance for abstracts on which you are the primary author:

User Portal: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/forum2020/gateway.cgi

All the abstracts that have not been confirmed by October 15, 2020 will be removed from the Forum program.

Until October 15, 2020, authors may update their abstract on the Forum online platform, after consulting their session organizer. Session organizer contact information can be found on the Speaker Center page where you confirm/decline participation.

Please consult the presenters’ guidelines available on the ISA Forum website:

https://www.isa-sociology.org/en/conferences/forum/porto-alegre-2021/guidelines-for-presenters-2021

We look forward to listening to insightful sessions and talks during this first virtual Forum of the ISA, at a time when sociology has much to say on a pandemic that has shaken our societies and our lives.

Geoffrey Pleyers
ISA Vice-President for Research, President of the IV ISA Forum

Sari Hanafi
President of the International Sociological Association