[URBANTH-L]sunbelt social network conference -- call for abstracts (fwd)

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Tue Oct 26 15:19:26 EDT 2004

  Barry Wellman         Professor of Sociology        NetLab Director
  wellman at chass.utoronto.ca  http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~wellman

  Centre for Urban & Community Studies          University of Toronto
  455 Spadina Avenue    Toronto Canada M5S 2G8    fax:+1-416-978-7162
	     To network is to live; to live is to network

Many anthropologists study social networks, whether they know it or not.
Here is my favorite conference. Smart people, serious fun; warm beach in
February. Don't know about union status.

Call for Abstracts

International Sunbelt Social Network Conference XXV
February 16 - 20, 2005
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Redondo Beach
Los Angeles, California

The International Sunbelt Social Network Conference is the official
conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis
(INSNA). Located in scenic Redondo Beach, CA, Sunbelt XXV will provide an
interdisciplinary venue for social scientists, mathematicians, computer
scientists, ethnologists, and others to present current work in the area
of social networks. Workshops and conference sessions will allow
individuals interested in theory, methods, or applications of social
network analysis to share ideas and explore common interests.

Conference Deadlines:

Abstract Submission
       December 1, 2004
Hotel Reservation
       December 15, 2004 (for the conference rate)
Conference Registration
       January 1, 2005 (for the early registration rate)

 Workshops, Wednesday, February 16

Keynote Address, Thursday, February 17
Ronald Breiger Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona
	Social Networks and the Spinozan Problem of Order^Ô

Welcome Banquet, Thursday, February 17

Freeman Award Presentation, Friday, February 18
James Moody Associate Professor of Sociology, The Ohio State University
(Title to be announced)

Additional Events:

Rationality and Society Miniconference
Wednesday, February 16

More Details:

To find out more about the conference visit:


To submit an abstract:


To make hotel reservations:

       Conference Rate: $159/night
       Student Rate: $129/night
       Make reservations by December 15, 2004 to receive the conference

       800-368-9760 or 1-310-318-8888
Be sure to specify the Social Network Conference when making your
reservation so it counts toward the conference

Or via the web at: http://www.crowneplaza.com/redondobeach (enter
group booking code A2S)

To register for the conference:

       Visit the INSNA website, www.insna.net

Potential session topics include (but are not limited to):
* Dynamic Networks
* Diffusion & Social Influence
* Health
* Inter-organizational Relations
* Sampling
* Network Data Collection
* Network Methods and Models
* Collective Action and Social Movements
* Personal Networks
* Social Support
* Small Worlds
* Statistical Models
* Visualization

Social Activities

* Phil Bonacich will lead a leisurely bike ride along the miles of bike
paths on the beach to Marina del Rey for lunch and back on Saturday
morning (10am-1pm).  Bikes are available for rental across the street from
conference hotel.

* Whale watching will be available after the conference
on Sunday for all those interested in seeing the majestic California gray
whales' migration to Mexico.  Cost: $15/person.

* No-host happy hours in the lobby of the conference hotel every evening,
5:30 - 7:30 pm * Hospitality suite open every evening, 9:30-11pm

About the Crowne Plaza Hotel:

This five-story hotel is across the street from the Pacific Ocean and King
Harbor Marina: 2 blocks from Redondo Beach shops and restaurants, and 7
miles south of Los Angeles International Airport. Spacious guestrooms
feature private balconies. Nearly every guestroom offers full or partial
views of the ocean or marina. An enormous rooftop deck with a pool and a
tennis court looks out to the ocean and marina. A full-service European
spa and salon offers everything from hair conditioning to seaweed mud

Sunbelt 2005 Organizing Committee:

Local Arrangements: Tom Valente (tvalente at usc.edu), Rebecca Davis (rldavis at ucla.edu)

Program: Katherine Faust  (kfaust at uci.edu),Carter Butts (buttsc at uci.edu)

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