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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

The 4S Annual Meeting 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

Shipping and Drayage

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Advertising in the Meeting Program

For the Boston meeting we anticipate upwards of 1,600 attendees, each of whom will 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 1 July 2017.

Ads need to be 3 5/8” wide by 5” tall, (9.2 cm wide by 12.7 cm tall), 300 dpi, b/w or grayscale in any standard image format.

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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