SSEA 2019 FORMAL DINNER EVENT

Please join us for a memorable night of dinner and (counter)storytelling on Friday, October 11th from 7-9.
The cost is $55USD. Please
register here for this wonderful event.

This will be a great opportunity to connect with old and new friends. We'll enjoy a plated dinner at the hotel followed by an evening of (counter)storytelling. We will learn about each other and deepen our shared interests in emerging adulthood through counternarratives from emerging adults who have found themselves too often cast to the margins of the field and wider society. 

For those interested in sharing their (counter)stories, we welcome your submissions.

How do I submit a story?
1. Consider your unique experiences as an emerging adult, what stereotype(s) you faced, and the ways in which you resisted, persisted, thrived, etc.? In contrast to the story that others and/or society told about you, consider and tell your own story about yourself, your experiences, your family, culture, etc.
2. Write a brief summary (3-4 sentences) that states the beginning, middle, and end of your story.
3. Tell us what makes your story a counter-story in 1-3 sentences.
4. Email that summary to coordinator@ssea.org prior to the deadline.

Deadline
The deadline for submitting a story is October 1st, 2019. Those whose stories are selected for the show will be notified prior to the conference and receive support before the show.

Other Important Information and Tips
1. Stories are true and personal. If stories are not true to your experience or yours to tell, it's not the type of story that fits this call for storytellers.
2. The event will present oral stories, which are not the same as a written story, TED talk, or stand-up routine.
3. The storytelling event will be recorded (video and audio). After the event, storytellers who provide permission will have videos of their stories shared on the SSEA website.
4. You can see examples of past storytelling events here: http://ssea.org/conference/2017/dinnerstoop.html

SSEA 2019 Presentation Guidelines

Instructions for Paper Session Chairs

Each Paper Session is scheduled for 75 minutes and includes three or four papers.

Paper sessions must be organized as follows:
2 minutes for introductory comments by the Session Chair
15 minutes per paper presentation, including any questions following each presentation
13 minutes for discussion at the conclusion of the five scheduled papers

All presenters should send final versions of their papers to their Session Chair at least ONE WEEK prior to the conference. Chairs should load all presentations on their laptop and connect the laptop at least 5 minutes prior to the session.

Each presenter should also bring his/her own presentation on a memory stick/flash drive, as a back-up.

All presenters should send a brief (1-2 sentence) bio to their Session Chair so that the chair can provide introductions prior to each presentation.

Instructions for Symposium Chairs

Each Paper Session is scheduled for 60 minutes and includes four papers or three papers and a discussant.

It is up to the discretion of the Symposium Chair on how to divide the time between the presentations, but there must be at least 15 minutes reserved for discussion at the end of the session.

All presenters should send final versions of their papers to their Session Chair at least ONE WEEK prior to the conference. Chairs should load all presentations on their laptop and connect the laptop at least 5 minutes prior to the session.

Each presenter should also bring his/her own presentation on a memory stick/flash drive, as a back-up.

All presenters should send a brief (1-2 sentence) bio to their Session Chair so that the chair can provide introductions prior to each presentation.

Instructions for Poster Presentations

The dimensions of poster boards are 4' (high) x 8' (long).



At the conference, poster boards will be numbered. Please hang your poster on the corresponding poster board. Your number will be in the program book. Please use the number listed in the official version of the program book that you receive at the conference.

NOTE: Poster presenters should bring with them and plan to use pushpins to hang posters. Presenters are responsible for putting up and taking down their posters in a timely manner.

 

Dr. William Perez, Keynote Speaker.


Dr. Perez will present: Towards a Transnational Perspective on Emerging Adulthood: Insights from the Binational Experiences of Undocumented, Deported, and Indigenous Mexican American Immigrants, (Full BIO here)


 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Program Schedule (*Schedule subject to change*)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

     Preconference Session 1 8am-12pm

     Preconference Session 2 1-5pm (Substance Use is 12:30-5:00)

     Reception and Poster Session 1 5:30-7:00pm


Friday, October 11, 2019

     Paper Sessions 1-3 8am-12pm

     Poster Session II 12:15-1:15pm

     Paper Session 4 1:30-2:45pm

     Master Lecture 3-4:15pm


     Keynote 4:30-6pm

     Reception, Dinner, and Show 6:30-9pm


Saturday, October 12, 2019

     Paper Sessions 5-9 8am-2:45pm

     Master Lecture 3-4:15pm

     Presidential Address 4:30-6pm

INVITED PROGRAM

Keynote

William Perez, Towards a Transnational Perspective on Emerging Adulthood: Insights from the Binational Experiences of Undocumented, Deported, and Indigenous Mexican American Immigrants

Master Lectures

Margarita Azmitia, Emerging adults’ understanding of their intersecting identities: Theoretical, developmental, and methodological issues

Margarita Azmitia, an immigrant from Guatemala, is a professor of developmental psychology at the University of California at Santa Cruz and serves as the UCSC coordinator of the UC Consortium on Adolescence Science and as a member-at-large on the leadership of SRCD’s Latino Caucus. Her mixed-methods, interdisciplinary research program focuses on the role of close relationships, identity intersectionalities (gender, sexuality, ethnicity/race, and social class), and lived experiences of prejudice and discrimination in adolescents and emerging adults’ school transitions, academic and career trajectories, and well-being.


Gail Ferguson, The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Of Cultural Globalization For 21st Century Emerging Adults (And What Developmental Science Can Do About It)

Dr. Gail M. Ferguson is currently a faculty member in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and will be transitioning to the Institute of Child Development at the University of Minnesota for Fall, 2019. Dr. Ferguson’s research focuses on modern forms of cultural transmission among adolescents and emerging adults facilitated by 21st Century globalization (e.g., media, information and communication technologies, consumer goods, and migration). Among other interests, she has pioneered theory, research, and intervention programming on “remote acculturation” a modern form of acculturation among non-migrants exposed to distant cultures via globalization (e.g., the “Americanization” of youth in the Global South); and more recently, “remote enculturation”, a modern form of enculturation among youth living outside of the country of their family’s heritage who connect to that culture indirectly via globalization (e.g., 2nd generation immigrant youth; international adoptees). A major aim of Dr. Ferguson’s research is to identify and target risk and protective factors in prevention programs that promote the positive development of youth and families in and from the globalizing Majority World (i.e., developing countries).

Invited Symposia
 

1. Positive Development of Marginalized Emerging Adults
     A. Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad, Founder and President, Muslim Wellness Foundation
         Uphill on a Tightrope: Exploring Identity & Psychological Well-Being Among Black Muslim Emerging Adults in the US
   
 B. Suzanne Stewart, Associate Professor of Indigenous healing in Counselling Psychology at OISE/University of Toronto
         Indigenous Young Adults: Indigenous Knowledges and Life Transitions
   
 C. Nic Weststrate, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
         The Story Lives On: Positive Effects of the Intergenerational Transmission of Cultural-Historical Event Narratives in the LGBTQ+ Community

2. Understanding Systems of Oppression in the Lives of Emerging Adults
     A. Oana Negru-Subtirica, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences Babeș Bolyai University
         Work in the Shade of Social Inequality: The Case of Romanian Disadvantaged EAs
     B. Rasa Erentaitė, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology
         &
         Rimantas Vosylis, Institute of Psychology, Mykolas Romeris University
         The Role of Subjective and Objective Aspects of SES in Predicting Perceptions of Emerging Adulthood
    
C. Daysi Diaz-Strong
         "When Did I stop Being a Child?" The Transition to Adulthood of the Central American and Mexican Undocumented    
          1.25 Generation

Invited Discussion Session

Publishing in Emerging Adulthood: A Discussion with Editorial Board Members

Discussants – Elizabeth M. Morgan, Moin Syed, Larry J. Nelson, Carolyn McNamara Barry, Kate McLean

Elizabeth Morgan (Springfield College) Consulting Editor, Journal of Sex Research & Psych of Women Quarterly
Moin Syed (University of Minnesota) Editor, Emerging Adulthood (Sage)
Larry J. Nelson (Brigham Young University, US) Editor, Emerging Adulthood book series (Oxford University Press)
Carolyn McNamara Barry (Loyola University Maryland, US) Member of the editorial board, Journal of Youth and Adolescence & Adolescent Research Review (Springer)
Kate McLean (Western Washington University) Associate editor, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (APA)

 

Preconference Workshops

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Sexuality and Romantic Relationships (8-12pm)

Developing Pre-Registration Plans for Research on Emerging Adulthood** (8-12pm)

So You Want to Broaden Your Impact but Aren’t Sure How… Start Here! (1-5pm)

Mental Health and Identity (combined) Topic Networks (1-5pm)

Media Topic Network (1-5pm)

Substance Use/Abuse & Prevention/Intervention Topic Networks (12:30-5pm)
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Awards

The recipients of these awards will be honored at the President’s Address during the 9CEA. Awardees will be presented with an award certificate and a 2-year SSEA membership. The awards committee is comprised of members of the 9CEA conference committee, governing council and executive council. Selection will be based on the clarity of conceptualization and interpretation of the study, methodological rigor of the study, importance of the topic to the study of Emerging Adulthood, as well as specific criteria outlined for each award below. Nomination for the awards are open to all current SSEA members. Nominations must be submitted by August 15th, 2019 for consideration. Nominations (including self-nominations) must include a cover letter outlining the qualifications of the candidate for this specific award. SSEA members are eligible to apply to one of the following award categories.
************************************************************************All nominations must be sent to coordinator@ssea.org.********************************************************************************
**Outstanding Research Awards**

Student Poster Award
Two awards will be given in this category. Eligible posters are those by a first-author graduate or undergraduate student who present an accepted poster presentation at the conference. Final posters must be submitted by the deadline in ppt, pdf or pptx form. Posters will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Clarity of Conceptualization and Interpretation
• Methodological Rigor
• Innovation and Importance of Topic
• Overall Aesthetic of Poster

Innovative Research in Emerging Adulthood Award
One award will be given to an author or group of authors who have an accepted paper at the 9CEA. Paper presentations employing innovative methodologies and/or tackling understudied topics and/or populations can compete for this award. Please submit a 500-word or less nomination letter outlining the research presentation by the deadline.

International Research in Emerging Adulthood Award
One award will be given to an author or group of authors who have an accepted paper at the 9CEA. Paper presentations of research that has increased the insight into the global dimensions of emerging adulthood can compete for this award. Please submit a 500-word or less nomination letter outlining the research presentation by the deadline.

Remarkable Applied Contributions on Emerging Adulthood Award
One award will be given to an author or group of authors who have an accepted paper at the 9CEA. Paper presentations that integrate the results of research on emerging adulthood into applied policies and programs, hence increasing the impact of research in society, can compete for this award. Please submit a 500-word or less nomination letter outlining the research presentation by the deadline.

Social Justice Award
One award will be given to an author or group of authors who have an accepted paper at the 9CEA. Paper presentations that attend to an issue of social justice with regards to emerging adults can compete for this award. Please submit a 500-word or less nomination letter outlining the research presentation by the deadline.

**Outstanding Accomplishments in the Field Awards**

Distinguished Dissertation in Emerging Adulthood Award
One Distinguished Dissertation Award will be presented at the 9ECA. This award recognizes outstanding scholastic promise in research on emerging adults. Dissertations must have been completed in the last three years (2015-2018). Faculty and self-nominations are equally encouraged. Nomination requirements:
• Nominee’s name, address, email, and phone number
• Advisor’s name, address, email address, and phone number
• 2-3 page abstract of the dissertation
• a link to the full dissertation
Please submit a nomination letter outlining the merits of the dissertation by the deadline.

Committee

Meet the people that have been instrumental in putting the 2019 SSEA Conference together.

Dalal Katsiaficas
2019 Conference Committee Chair

 

Maria Wängqvist
2019 Conference Committee Co-Chair

Abby Goldstein
2019 Conference Committee Co-Chair

 

Mona Abo-Zena
2019 Conference Committee Member

 

Goda Kaniušonytė
2019 Conference Committee Member

 

Vanessa Volpe
2019 Conference Committee Member

 

Byron G. Adams
2019 Conference Committee Member