Conference & Events Calendar for Penguin Random House Higher Education

By Sara Clemens | March 30 2018 | Conferences

Penguin Random House Higher Education will be attending the upcoming conferences and events.

*Conferences with an asterisk after the name are not attended by Penguin Random Higher Education, however titles will be on display.



American Political Science Association (APSA)

Boston, MA

For over 100 years, the APSA has supported over 12000 members from more than eighty different countries by bringing together political scientists from all fields of inquiry, regions, and occupational endeavors within and outside academe to deepen our understanding of politics, democracy, and citizenship throughout the world. The annual meeting gives attendees the opportunity to strengthen the professional environment for political science, recognize outstanding work in the discipline, and encourage the application of rigorous ethical and intellectual standards in the profession.


Association for the Study of African American Life & History (ASALH)

Indianapolis, IN

The vision of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is to be the premier Black Heritage learned society with a strong network of national and international branches and partners whose diverse and inclusive membership will continue the Woodson legacy. The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.


National Orientation Directors Association (NODA)

OCTOBER 21 – OCTOBER 24, 2018
San Diego, CA

NODA was chartered in 1976 and continues the tradition of orientation, retention and transition professionals who have met annually for over 40 years. Today, NODA is an international association comprised of professional administrators, students, faculty and related organizations. The Association strives to attract a pluralistic membership and leadership and endeavors to facilitate the professional development of its members. NODA is further dedicated to inter-association cooperation, the advancement of professional and ethical standards, and the production of scholarly works.


History of Science Society Annual Meeting (HSS)*

Seattle, WA

The History of Science Society is the world’s largest society dedicated to understanding science, technology, medicine, and their interactions with society in a historical context. The annual conference creates an environment for the 3000 individual and institutional members across the world to foster interest in the history of science and its social and cultural relations.


South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)*

Birmingham, AL

Attendees of the annual conference for SAMLA are teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of teaching and literary and linguistic scholarship in the modern languages. Comprised of an extensive list of panels, events, and distinguished speakers and guests, each SAMLA conference continues to draw people from throughout the region and, increasingly, the world.


National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA)

Atlanta, GA

Established in 1977, the National Women’s Studies Association has as one of its primary objectives promoting and supporting the production and dissemination of knowledge about women and gender through teaching, learning, research and service in academic and other settings.


Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA)*

Kansas City, MO

Members of the MMLA are teachers and scholars of literature, language, and culture who are a part of the forum for disseminating scholarship and improving teaching in the fields of literary and cultural criticism. The annual meeting builds a sense of community among many specialized fields with over 200 sessions and professionalizing workshops.



National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)

Houston, TX

For more than 100 years, NCTE has worked with its members to offer journals, publications, and resources; to further the voice and expertise of educators as advocates for their students at the local and federal levels; and to share lesson ideas, research, and teaching strategies through its Annual Convention and other professional learning events.


African Studies Association (ASA)*

Atlanta, GA

The African Studies Association encourages the production and dissemination of historical and contemporary knowledge about Africa through cultivating a better understanding of the continent through all facets of Africa’s political, economic, social, cultural, artistic, scientific, and environmental landscapes. The 2000 individual and institutional members worldwide are welcome to the annual meeting to discuss providing access to path-breaking research and key debates in African Studies, broadening professional opportunities on African issues, and publishing high quality research on Africa-related issues.

American Academy of Religion (AAR)

Denver, CO

In a world where religion plays so central a role in social, political, and economic events, as well as in the lives of communities and individuals, there is a critical need for ongoing reflection upon and understanding of religious traditions, issues, questions, and values. The American Academy of Religion’s mission is to promote such reflection through excellence in scholarship and teaching in the field of religion.


National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Chicago, IL

Founded in 1921, National Council for the Social Studies is the largest professional association in the country devoted solely to social studies education. NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, civics, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education. The NCSS membership represents K-12 classroom teachers, college and university faculty members, curriculum designers and specialists, social studies supervisors, and leaders in the various disciplines that constitute the social studies.


The Association for Slavic, East European, & Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Boston, MA

Established in 1948, the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) – a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society – is the leading international organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Central Asia, the Caucasus, Russia, and Eastern Europe in regional and global contexts. In 2010, the Association changed its name from “The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS)” to its current “Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES).”


Association for Jewish Studies (AJS)

Boston, MA

The Association for Jewish Studies is a learned society and professional organization whose mission is to advance research and teaching in Jewish Studies at colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, and to foster greater understanding of Jewish Studies scholarship among the wider public.

American Historical Association (AHA)

Chicago, IL

The American Historical Association (AHA) is a nonprofit membership organization founded in 1884 for the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical documents and artifacts, and the dissemination of historical research. As the largest historical society in the United States, the AHA provides leadership and advocacy for the profession, fights to ensure academic freedom, monitors professional standards, spearheads essential research in the field, and provides resources and services to help its members succeed. The AHA serves more than 14,000 history professionals, representing every historical period and geographical area.


Linguistic Society of America (LSA)*

Salt Lake City, UT

The 2018 meeting for the Linguistic Society of America boasts 1200 scholars and students from a variety of sub-disciplines, organized sessions, and a total of thirty-six concurrent sessions in addition to social and professional development activities. It is an excellent opportunity to present a group of similarly-focused presentations on a wide variety of topics and in a wide variety of formats to likeminded academics.


Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) & the Society for Classical Studies (SCS)

Boston, MA

For the past 117 years, AIA and SCS has brought 150 sessions and nearly 800 speakers from around the world to professionals, students, and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries, looking for new products in the form of textbooks, software, and services. Attendees are welcome to visit the exhibit hall to find information on job offerings and to learn about field schools, grants, and funding opportunities.


Modern Language Association (MLA)

Chicago, IL

Featuring more than 800 sessions on language, literature, and culture while drawing nearly 7000 attendees, the MLA convention is the largest scholarly meeting in the humanities. Members and non-members alike are welcome to network, learn, and expand their professional careers.


Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA)*

Atlanta, GA

The ASSA conference is the biggest economist convention of the year with over 13300 of the best minds in economics assembled to network and celebrate new achievements in economic research. Join Penguin Random House as economists from around the world are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to share, collaborate, and learn all in one place.


Conference on the First Year Experience (FYE)

San Antonio, TX

The Annual Conference of The First-Year Experience provides an ongoing forum where higher education professionals can share experiences, concerns, and accomplishments related to supporting student learning, development, and success within their first year of college. The conference aims to promote a comprehensive and engaging community open to a diversity of ideas, in which all delegates are given the opportunity and resources to grow personally and professionally.

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College Art Association (CAA)*

Los Angeles, CA

For 106 years, CAA conference has been the best-attended international forum for the visual arts and has been acclaimed for creating a community of practitioners, scholars, and the general public seeking to learn and connect. Attendees can expand their professional networks, meet with potential employers, and strengthen their skills in professional-development workshops.


American Philosophical Association Central Division (APA CEN)

Chicago, IL

The American Philosophical Association promotes the discipline and profession of philosophy, both within the academy and in the public arena. The APA supports the professional development of philosophers at all levels and works to foster greater understanding and appreciation of the value of philosophical inquiry.


Association for Practical & Professional Ethics (APPE)*

MARCH 1 – MARCH 4, 2018
Chicago, IL

The annual conference for the APPE welcomes persons from various disciplines and professions for discussion of common concerns in practical and professional ethics. The association facilitates communication and joint ventures among centers, schools, colleges, business and nonprofit organizations and individuals concerned with the interdisciplinary study and teaching of practical and professional ethics


Society for Personality & Social Psychology (SPSP)*

MARCH 1 – MARCH 3, 2018
Atlanta, GA

The 19th annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology will bring together 3800 scientists to share their latest research in eighty symposia and more than 2000 posters. Those who attend will be able to explore the latest scientific research on a diverse array of topics – the psychology behind prejudice and discrimination, understanding non-verbal communication, strategies for interpersonal relationships, social factors that influence our decisions, and much more.


Conference on College Composition & Communication (CCCC)

MARCH 14 – MARCH 17, 2018
Kansas City, MO

The conference for the College Composition & Communication boasts more than 3000 higher education faculty from across the nation that come to converse, share, network, and learn about issues that influence the scholarship and teaching of composition. The program sessions cover such topics as the grading and assessment; issues of gender, race, and class; the use of contingent, adjunct, and part-time faculty; the tenure debate; intellectual property; and the way technologies are reshaping the teaching of the discipline.


National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

MARCH 15 – MARCH 18, 2018
Atlanta, GA

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), founded in 1944 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, is the largest organization in the world committed to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA’s current membership of 55,000 includes science teachers, science supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry representatives, and others involved in and committed to science education.


Association for Asian Studies (AAS)

MARCH 22 – MARCH 25, 2018
Washington, D.C.

The Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference is the largest Asian Studies conference held in North America and features 443 sessions, a book exhibition, and has over 3300 attendees. The AAS Annual Conference is the must-attend event for anyone interested in the study of Asia.


Shakespeare Association of America (SAA)*

MARCH 28 – MARCH 31, 2018
Los Angeles, CA

Join Penguin Random House at the SAA conference, which includes plenary sessions, paper sessions, seminars, workshops, performances, film screenings, digital exhibits, and other special events. The conference will bring about the advanced academic study of William Shakespeare’s plays and poems, his cultural and theatrical contexts, and the many roles these have played in world culture.


Pop Culture Association – American Culture Association Annual Conference (PCA-ACA)*

MARCH 28 – MARCH 31, 2018
Indianapolis, IN

The PCA is a group of scholars and enthusiasts who study Popular Culture by writing, sharing, and publishing in the field. The annual conference has thousands of academic oral presentations given internationally, over 3000 members, and an opportunity to network and learn more about the field.


International Studies Association (ISA)

APRIL 4 – APRIL 7, 2018
San Francisco, CA

Founded in 1959 with more than 7000 members spanning the globe, the International Studies Association is one of the oldest interdisciplinary associations dedicated to understanding international, transnational, and global affairs. Through its highly attended annual convention, the association promotes rigorous discussion, research, and writing on a broad range of topics within International Studies.


American Association of Geographers (AAG)

APRIL 10 – APRIL 14, 2018
New Orleans, LA

The annual conference for the AAG will feature more than 6000 presentations, posters, workshops, and field trips by leading scholars, experts, and researchers. Penguin Random House will join geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other leaders for the latest in research and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience.


The Organization of American Historians (OAH)

APRIL 12 – APRIL 14, 2018
Sacramento, CA

Founded in 1907, the Organization of American Historians is the largest professional society dedicated to the teaching and study of American history. The mission of the annual conference is to promote excellence in the scholarship, teaching, and presentation of American history, and to encourage wide discussion of historical questions and the equitable treatment of all practitioners of history.


Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)

APRIL 12 – APRIL 14, 2018
Pittsburgh, PA

The 49th annual convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will feature approximately 400 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Every year, this event affords NeMLA’s principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of lively research and pedagogical exchange in language and literature.


American Educational Research Association (AERA)

APRIL 13 – APRIL 17, 2018
New York, NY

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.


Association for Psychological Science (APS)*

MAY 24 – MAY 27, 2018
San Francisco, CA

The 30th APS Convention will bring together more than 4000 scientists from disciplines spanning the full spectrum of psychological science. Those who attend will gain insights into research and trends from world-renowned psychological scientists, a chance to improve a multitude of skills, an opportunity to deepen knowledge, and a space to forge life-long collaborations with colleagues.


American Literature Association (ALA)*

MAY 24 – MAY 27, 2018
Boston, MA

The ALA recognizes the importance of encouraging a wide variety of approaches, both established and innovational, to the study of American authors. The annual convention for the ALA strives toward the advancement of humanistic learning by encouraging the study of American authors and their works through fellowship and scholarly interaction among persons interested in American authors, their art, their ideas, and their times.


Advanced Placement (AP)

JULY 19 – JULY 22, 2018
Houston, TX

For more than 60 years, the College Board’s AP Program has grown by fostering collaboration among professionals working to develop students’ college-level knowledge and skills. In 2017, over 2.7 million students representing both public and private schools around the world took over 4.9 million AP Exams.



American Psychological Association (APA)

AUGUST 9 – AUGUST 11, 2018
San Francisco, CA

The American Psychological Association aspires to excel as a valuable, effective and influential organization advancing psychology as a science. The core values that guide our mission include pursuit of excellence, knowledge, diversity and ethical action. APA’s strategic plan goals are to maximize the association’s organizational effectiveness, expand psychology’s role in advancing health and increase recognition of psychology as a science.


Academy of Management (AOM)

AUGUST 10 – AUGUST 14, 2018
Chicago, IL

The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars. The AOM’s worldwide members are professors and Ph.D. students in business schools at universities, academics in related social science and other fields, and practitioners who value knowledge creation and application. Founded in 1936, AOM’s global community today is nearly 20,000 strong, spanning more than 120 countries.


American Sociological Association (ASA)

AUGUST 11 – AUGUST 14, 2018
Philidelphia, PA

As the national organization for sociologists, the American Sociological Association, through its Executive Office, is well positioned to provide a unique set of services to its members and to promote the vitality, visibility, and diversity of the discipline. Working at the national and international levels, the Association aims to articulate policy and implement programs likely to have the broadest possible impact for sociology now and in the future.