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2021 Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society
Thursday, July 29, 2021, 8:00 AM to Sunday, August 01, 2021, 5:00 PM EST
Category: Events

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83rd Annual Meeting of the Rural Sociological Society

2021 Annual Meeting Theme Rurality and Crises of Democracy

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Election represented a watershed moment for U.S. politics in the 21st Century. The election decisively reflected both a growing political polarization, and spurred a greater attention to spatial divisions as punditry tried to explain the roots of rural populism and “Trump country” voters…(click to read more).

2021 Annual Meeting Plenary Speakers

There will be three plenary speaker sessions at the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, July 29 – August 1. For more information, click here.

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Schedule

The program for the 2021 Annual Meeting Schedule taking place July 29 - August 1 is available here.

Registration is now open for 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting sessions being held July 29 - August 1. Pre-registration is requested for these sessions.

Registration is now open, click here to register

General Information and Registration Pricing Structure – Virtual 2021 RSS Annual Meeting

General Information:

The 2021 Virtual Paper and Annual Meeting Schedule is now available. 

You do not need to pre-register to attend any of the RIG organized paper or panel sessions. The following link should give you access to each paper session throughout the summer.  


There is no fee required to participate or attend any of the paper or panel sessions.

Registration and Pricing for Sessions Being Held July 29 – August 1, 2021

A tentative schedule is now available for the 29th through the 1st.  More details on each session will be forthcoming.

You will need to register to attend sessions being held July 29 – August 1. Once you register you will receive a link to attend these sessions.

The following prices are for full access to RSS events July 29 – August 1.  You pay one fee for access to one or more sessions during the annual meeting



Professional Member RSS, institutional support


Professional Member RSS, individual fee


Professional non-Member, institutional support


Professional non-Member, individual fee


Student Member RSS, individual fee


Student non-member, individual fee


*Includes RSS Membership through December 31, 2022

Contact: 2021 Program Chair - [email protected]