Archive | August, 2015

Society for Cross-Cultural Research 2016 Conference – Portland, Oregon

11 Aug

Society for Cross Cultural Research Conference
February 17-20, 2016
Call for submissions

The deadline of October 1st for submissions of papers, posters and panel proposals for the Society for Cross Cultural Research conference in Portland, Oregon is fast approaching!

The host city: Portland, Oregon
We invite you to discover the local culture of Portland, famous for the large number of independent microbreweries, Waterfront Park, artisan handicrafts, Powells “City of Books” and food carts that contribute to the unofficial slogan “Keep Portland Weird”. Portland is a city of beauty, interesting people and fascinating history.

Accommodation and Conference site: The Embassy Suites Hotel, downtown
The Embassy Suites Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Portland, Oregon. This historic all suite hotel was built in 1912, completely refurbished in 2014 and features vintage décor with a state-of-the-art meeting facility. Each allergy friendly suite includes a separate living area, private bedroom, free wifi, small refrigerator and microwave. A complementary full cook to order breakfast and complementary evening reception serving regional wines, local beers and spirits are added benefits. From the hotel, it is only a 3-5 minute walk to over 30+ restaurants, including Portland’s famous foodcarts, Powell’s bookstore, the Pearl district, shops and entertainment. Reservations (SCCR hotel rate deadline January 27, 2016):

Register for the conference now at:

Abstract submissions for panels, papers, and posters can be made at the conference website;

Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2015.
Notification by November 1, 2015.

We look forward to seeing you in Portland, Oregon!

Bonnie Hewlett and Jay Fancher
SCCR 2016 Program Co-chairs

Society for Cross-Cultural Research

5 Aug

Visit Portlandia!

The 45th Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR) will be held February 17-20, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.


This year’s keynote speakers include Ed Hagen (Washington State University-Vancouver), Paul Harris (Harvard), Catherine Panter-Brick (Yale), and Barbara Rogoff (University of California-Santa Cruz).

Plus, an invited lecture by Tony Johnson (Cultural Committee Chair for the Chinook Tribe).


SCCR is a multi-disciplinary organization with members sharing a common devotion to the conduct of cross-cultural and comparative research. Since its founding in 1971, SCCR has attracted professionals and students from the social science fields of Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, and related fields including Archaeology, Education, Nursing, Family Studies, Social Work, Human Development, Psychiatry, Communications, Ethnic Studies, and Business.

The SCCR conference provides a unique atmosphere encouraging attendees to get to know each other better, form lasting relationships, and provide genuine support to their fellow colleagues and students. Whether you’re a faculty member, independent researcher, or student, we invite you to consider organizing a symposium or presenting individual papers or posters.

Abstract submissions for panels, papers, and posters can be made on the conference website:
Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2015.
Notification by November 1, 2015.

Student Paper/Poster Award: SCCR will award two cash prizes $250; one for a student paper and one for a student poster. Current undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for the award.

ACCOMMODATIONS AND CONFERENCE SITE: Embassy Suites Hotel, downtown Portland Reservations (SCCR hotel rate deadline January 27, 2016).

Embassy Suites Portland Downtown Exterior

Please feel free to contact Bonnie Hewlett ( or me ( if you have any questions. And share this invitation with anyone who might be interested. I hope to see you there!