Urban Affairs Association 44th Annual Conference
Wednesday, March 19, 2014; From 9am – 5pm
The Westin Riverwalk Hotel
San Antonio, Texas
If you are scheduled to make a presentation at the UAA Conference to be held in San Antonio, we invite you to submit an application for participation in a free day-long professional development event for graduate students.
- Application Deadline:
December 2, 2013 by 5:00pm CST (LATE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT ACCEPTED)
- Application Review Decisions:
December 16, 2013
The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is committed to promoting the professional growth and success of persons engaged in urban research. Historically, the UAA annual spring conference has provided short discussion roundtables that focus on professional development topics. This year we are pleased to announce that through joint sponsorship by Routledge Publications and UAA, we are offering a full-day of professional development workshops on Wednesday, March 19. The 2014 workshops are designed to equip students with a variety of academic and professional insights that are beneficial to research, teaching and/or policy-related careers. Experts in academia and professional practice will facilitate three workshop sessions: 1) a 3-hour dissertation workshop, 2) a 90-minute workshop on Getting Your First Job, and 3) a 90-minute workshop on Publishing.
NOTE: The major opening event of the UAA Conference begins on Wednesday evening, March 19.
Workshops Schedule: Wednesday, March 19
8:15am – 9:00am – Check-in and Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm – Workshop A: The Dissertation: From Proposal to Defense
NOTE: Participants selected for this workshop will get the opportunity to discuss their dissertation research in small groups of experienced scholars and peers. Participants will receive feedback on topics ranging from research topic, methodology, to interpreting study results. Participants in this workshop will be asked to submit a dissertation prospectus (2-page summary of your intended research study) prior to the event.
12:00pm – 1:30pm Lunch Program
NOTE: This lunch program will involve an informal and interactive session on networking and conferences led by UAA’s Executive Director, Dr. Margaret Wilder.
1:30pm – 3:00pm Workshop B1: Getting Your First Job (Academic)
1:30pm – 3:00pm Workshop B2: Getting Your First Job (Non-Academic)
3:30pm – 5:00pm Workshop C: Publishing
Lunch and coffee breaks will be provided. Special lodging discounts have been arranged to assist students in obtaining hotel rooms for Tuesday night, March 18. UAA will offer a $55 subsidy per person for use at the Hotel Contessa, which is located across the street from the Westin Riverwalk Hotel, the 2014 conference hotel.
Questions about the workshops?
Contact Dr. Bethany Welch, Workshop Coordinator at email@example.com.
Submit a workshop application online:
The preliminary program for the 2014 UAA Conference has been posted and acceptance notices have been sent to presenters. We are looking forward to another great conference!
The 44th UAA Conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas.
The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is inaugurating an award for Contribution to the Field of Urban Affairs for individuals whose body of work has contributed to defining the field. One or more awards will be given annually at the Annual Meeting of the UAA. The individual(s) will be recognized for significantly shaping the field of Urban Affairs based on one or more of the following criteria:
- Scholarship in urban affairs that influences the thinking of academics and practitioners over an extended career;
- Significant teaching and mentoring of junior scholars; and,
- Distinguished professional service that advances the work of urban affairs practitioners.
The recipient receives a plaque and a complimentary registration to the UAA conference. The first such award is planned for presentation at the San Antonio conference on March 21, 2014 during the annual Awards and Recognition Luncheon.
Deadline for Nominations: January 10, 2014 (5:00pm EST)
UAA announces a new special track for the 2014 Conference in San Antonio: Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean. The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2013. More information is available in the call for participation.
The 45th UAA Conference will be held in Miami, Florida.
The 46th UAA Conference will be held in San Diego, California.
The Urban Communication Foundation is pleased to announce a scholarship opportunity for those whose abstracts are accepted in the UAA topic categories of Urban Communication, and Urban Design and Architecture.
The scholarship will cover UAA membership dues and the San Antonio conference registration fee.
Scholarship applications will be sent to all eligible persons. Only persons who are: 1) on the conference program and 2) presenting in the Urban Design, Urban Architecture or Urban Communications topical categories are eligible.
Scholarship award winners will be notified by December 23, 2013.
Submit a proposal for the 44th Annual Conference: Borders and Boundaries in an Age of Global Urbanization with a special track (Urban Issues in Central & South America and the Caribbean).
Proposal deadline: October 1, 2013
The preliminary program for the 2013 UAA Conference in San Francisco is live. Click here to view it.
To register for the conference, click here.