Sociology of Education Association – 2023 Conference

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SEA 2023 Annual Conference

Theme: The Future of the Sociology of Education and Navigating the Four Pandemics: How Health Inequity, Economic Instability, Climate Change, and Racism Shape Education


Conference Dates: February 23-26, 2023

Keynote Speakers:

  • Professor Odis Johnson Jr., Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Education and Executive Director of the Hopkins Center for Safe and Healthy Schools, Johns Hopkins University
  • Professor Dominique J. Baker, Associate Professor of Education Policy, Southern Methodist University and Postdoctoral Fellow, National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation

Black Graduate Students: In 2020, the SEA board voted unanimously to support Black graduate students to attend future conferences as an act of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. As a result, we have a small number of scholarships available for Black graduate students. If you would like to apply for one of these scholarships, visit our application website HERE.


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What are my transportation and parking options getting to the event?

Parking is available free of charge at Asilomar for those who drive (they have parking lot maps at the registration desk). Attendees have several airport options: Monterey (MRY), San Jose (SJC) and San Francisco (SFO) are the most popular. From MRY, you can take a cab/Uber to Asilomar. From SJC or SFO, you can take the Monterey Airbus Shuttle. Many SEA attendees elect to rent a car, particularly when traveling in groups.


What housing and meal accommodations are available for the event?

A dedicated website is available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Single- and double-occupancy rooms are available. SEA attendees may also use the online reservation system to request a roommate.

Meals begin with dinner on the arrival date and end with lunch on departure date, and all meals are included with your housing fee.

The per-person totals below are based on a 2-night stay beginning on February 24th, and include 3 meals per day and ALL applicable fees & taxes.

1. Single Occupancy – $639.92 per person

2. Double Occupancy – $433.54 per person

3. Attendee with Guest: $639.92 plus $227.14 per adult guest or/and $166.80 per youth (3-12 years old)

Here is more information about the lodging and meals at Asilomar.

If Asilomar sells out for the weekend, please make reservations at either Rosedale Inn or Deer Haven. Both establishments offer lodging close to Asilomar.


What is the structure of the conference?

The conference starts on Friday afternoon and ends with lunch on Sunday. During that time there are a series of panel presentations (typically with 4-5 papers per panel) and a dedicated time slot for attendees to visit with poster presenters to discuss their research projects. There are also evening presentations by keynote speakers following the group dinners on Friday and Saturday. There are no concurrent sessions, which means everyone attends all of the sessions, which are held in the same room. This along with the shared meals and times for informal socializing during breaks and after the keynote sessions provides many opportunities for conference attendees and presenters to get to know each other. A link to this year’s program will be available at the SEA website.


What is the theme of the conference?

This year’s theme of “The Future of the Sociology of Education and Navigating the Four Pandemics: How Health Inequity, Economic Instability, Climate Change, and Racism Shape Education” will run throughout all presentations, including the two keynote addresses. The deadline for submissions has passed.



Can I update my registration information?

Yes. You can update your registration information at any time by going to your Eventbrite account.


Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No. No paper ticket is needed.


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact the SEA Conference Registrar, Kari Kozlowski, at

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