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Society for Social Studies of Science

Exhibitors and Sponsors

The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) is the oldest and largest scholarly association devoted to studying science, technology and society with over 1200 members worldwide. Members of this organization include

  • scholars in anthropology, economics, education, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, psychology, and women’s studies
  • interdisciplinary scholars that work in feminist theory, cultural theory, postcolonial theory, public policy, innovation theory, and design.
  • scientists and engineers interested in the social aspects of their fields
  • members of the public with an interest in the way that science and technology affects their lives

Held jointly with EASST in 2016, the Barcelona conference is a four-day event with over 16 concurrent sessions, receptions, and a book exhibit. The book exhibit showcases new releases and in print science and technology studies books. It provides editors, publishers and potential authors a chance to meet and discuss new book projects. Attendees depend on the book exhibit for finding new books for class, for their research and for staying current in the field.

Exhibit Space Pricing

Exhibitors have the choice of one 6 foot table ($150) or two 6 foot tables ($300) to display books from Thursday to Saturday.

Alternatively, publishers may send up to 8 books to be displayed on a shared table from Thursday to Saturday for a $75.00 fee. These books will become the property of 4S and will be sold in the silent auction on Saturday to support graduate student travel.

Purchase exhibit space through the online store. Note you can now generate an invoice during the checkout process.

Exhibit Hours

Thursday: 08:30 – 17:30
Friday: 08:30 – 17:30
Saturday: 09:00  – 15:00

Advertising in the Program

Attendees receive a pocket size program. A one-page ad is available for $200.  Purchase ad space through the online store and send artwork to Wenda Bauchspies (see below). Deadline for receipt of ads is 15 July 2016.

Ad specifications: 300dpi, B/W or grayscale, PDF (5.675 x 8 in page) or image file, (4.75 x 6.75in  / 12 x 17cm)

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Wednesday night opening reception
  • Wednesday night hosted bar
  • Friday night (pre-banquet) reception
  • Saturday night reception
  • Coffee breaks


4S Exhibitor Coordinator
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The Sheraton Hotel uses Penfield for shipping and receiving (303-626-2547). Penfield charges a handling fee for all packages. All senders are responsible for the handling fee. Please visit Penfields website for further details:

For packages whose handling fee has been pre-paid with Penfields, please send packages addressed to "4S Book Exhibit". All other packages should be sent in care of the name that will receive and pay for them.

Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Place
Denver, Colorado, 80202 · United States
Phone: (303) 893-3333 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8405

Please ensure arrival of materials to the hotel for the 9-11 November. Storage charges will be billed to the sender.

Exhibit Space Placement

All exhibit spaces will be assigned by the conference management based on the best configuration in the space available taking into consideration the size of the exhibit and electrical needs.