Emerging Adults as Change-Makers         Around the World

                                                                           8CEA (November 2-4, 2017)
We are excited to announce that the 8th biennial SSEA conference will be held in Washington D.C. at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill from November 2-4th, 2017. The goal of the conference is to bring together a multidisciplinary and internationally diverse network of scholars to advance the study of emerging adulthood (age range 18-29). The 2017 conference theme is "Emerging Adults as Change-Makers Around the World."

*Download the final Program Schedule here!


Submission Deadline: 3.15.17
Expedited Review Notifications: 3.15.17
Notification of Decisions: 4.15.17
Travel Award Deadline: 2.15.17
Travel Award Notifications: 3.15.17
Stoop Stories Deadline: 7.15.17
Early-bird Registration until 9.30.17
Conference: November 2-4, 2017



2017 committee

Meet the people that have been instrumental in putting the 2017 SSEA Conference together.


Travel Awards

Please see this page for updates on travel awards.


Keynote Speaker

For more information, please see here.

SSEA is excited to announce that Brian K. Barber, Ph.D. will be the keynote speaker for the 2017 Conference on Emerging Adulthood. Dr. Barber is an International Security Program Fellow at New America, a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies – both in Washington, DC – and Emeritus Professor of Child and Family Studies at the University of Tennessee, where he also founded and directed the Center for the Study of Youth and Political Conflict. Please click here to visit Dr. Barber's website.

Master Lectures

For more information, please see here.

The 8th biennial Conference will also include Master Lectures from Scott Stanley and Elisabetta Crocetti. Dr. Stanley is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver (view his faculty page here), and Dr. Crocetti is a Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Bologna (view her website here). Also presenting are Ofra Mayseless (view her faculty page here), University of Haifa, who will present Caring during Emerging Adulthood and Larry Nelson (view his faculty page here), Brigham Young University, who will present Social Withdrawal and Flourishing vs. Floundering.  

dinner and storytelling show

Formal dinner and "Failing as an Emerging Adult: A Storytelling Show"
Come join fellow conference attendees for a night that is sure to be memorable on Friday, November 3rd. Registration will open soon for this event. For more information, please see here.

pre-conference workshops

Sessions on November 2nd will focus on mental health, identity issues, and more!
Please visit here for more information.

2018 SSEA thematic Conference 

Save the Date: May 17-19, 2018, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Please see the conference website for more information.

The conference will be co-organized and hosted by Babes-Bolyai University, Department of Psychology. The event welcomes researchers and practitioners from all over the world, interested in self and identity development in emerging adulthood.