Contact Information

Roman R. Williams, Ph.D.

Calvin College
Department of Sociology
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

(616) 526-6026


2017 Annual Meeting Information Back to List
SSSR+RRA 2017 is less than a week away and we look forward to a wonderful annual meeting at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

Event App
This year we’re introducing a meeting app, which will allow attendees to browse the program and create their own meeting schedule. Download the free EventsXD app to your Android, Apple, or Windows device. Search for SSSR. Make your own schedule by choosing a session and clicking the star at the top right of the screen. This adds the session to “My Agenda,” which is accessed at the bottom center of the screen.

Final Program
Everyone will receive a hardcopy of the program at the SSSR/RRA registration desk, which will be located in the northeast corner of the Thurgood Marshall foyer at the top of the escalator. The program is also available online at

Presentation Technology
Each room is equipped with an LCD projector and screen. Presenters need to supply their own computers. If your computer does not have a VGA port to connect to a projector, be sure to bring your own adaptor. Here’s a guide to help you figure out if you will need an adaptor (

The Louisville Institute
We are pleased The Louisville Institute will join us again this year. Executive Director Edwin Aponte is available by appointment ( to meet regarding LI’s Project Grants ($30,000) and Sabbatical Grants ($40,000). He also organized a session (D-5) on research funding, which will take place Friday afternoon (2:45 pm).

Hotel Address
Washington Marriott Wardman Park
2660 Woodley Road NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20008 USA

Travel information is available at the hotel website (

Arriving by Metro
The Woodley Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan Metro Station is a two-minute walk from the hotel. The Metro escalator brings you to the street level at M&T Bank. Connecticut Avenue will be on your left and 24th Street on your right when facing the bank. Turn right, go down the stairs, and cross 24th street. Proceed up the street directly in front of you, the hotel is a 2 minute walk up a slight hill. Here’s a map:,-77.0544266/38.9244017,-77.0523607/@38.9243909,-77.0539222,19z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2

Shuttle Discount is offering a $5 discount with the coupon code SSSR17 for rides from Baltimore (BWI), Dulles (IAD), and Reagan (DCA) airports. Use the links below if you are interested. And remember to enter the code on the bottom right of the checkout page before you submit your payment.

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