SDS@OSU 2022 Multiple Perspectives
4/8/2022 – 4/12/2022
This is the fifth year that SDS has co-conferenced with The Ohio State University's Multiple Perspectives Conference. With this collaboration, all SDS Members who register for SDS@OSU may attend all SDS and all Multiple Perspectives events over the 4 days. The conference will be held virtually.
When you register through this form, you will be provided Zoom links for all 5 days of SDS sessions. In completing this form, you are consenting to SDS sharing your data with the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference Team so that they may provide you access to the Multiple Perspectives Conference. If you wish to only register for the Multiple Perspectives Conference days (Monday and Tuesday), you will need to register through the Multiple Perspectives Conference Registration Portal.
Conference Theme: Rededicating Disability Studies: Shaping the Next Generation of SDS
The 2022 annual Society for Disability Studies Conference, in partnership with The Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives Conference, hopes to build on the momentum from the diversity of attendees and presentations at the virtual 2021 conference, which asked us to examine “not only our struggles, but also the possibilities already blossoming in the present, and cocoon each other with love, compassion, and fresh air.” This historical moment is an opportunity to build systems that realize the full potential of disabled people and their communities, as we move towards the reimagining and creation of resilient and sustainable communities. How can our efforts utilize disability justice?—centering collective access, interdependence, and intersectionality, while also maintaining a commitment to individual, financial, cultural, and disability-related access as additional and necessary considerations? What are ways that SDS can grow, inclusive of the broad range of members, highlighting the unique and necessary contributions from both community and academic spaces, while we also work to decenter normative orientations to the liberal nation state as arbiter of just futures?
What does it mean to do disability studies now in an ever more interconnected world, where leaders in disability arts, disability activism, and disability justice create their own platforms and publics? What does it mean to do disability studies now, recognizing past harms perpetrated in our name? What does it mean to do disability studies now, without privileging Global North as its epistemological center?
Furthermore, in recognition that the Society for Disability Studies has often acted as a de facto international organization, while foregrounding the epistemic, political concerns of North American disability studies, the 2022 program committee seeks to rededicate the SDS conference as a meeting place for transnational conversations. In this spirit, SDS is launching a new, collaborative relationship with Japan Society for Disability Studies (JSDS), recognized at the 2022 conference with a Keynote Panel featuring JSDS board members. Moreover, in order to highlight the dynamic, manifold iterations of disability studies unfolding across geopolitical and linguistic boundaries, the SDS 2022 conference will feature a Global Disability Studies strand to foreground transnational conversations. A caucus for international members of SDS will also be created within the conference programming. It is important to note that these efforts to expand the scope of the conference beyond the United States and North America are not meant to segregate the work of international scholars, but to highlight it and deliberately give it a platform at SDS@OSU.
We look forward to seeing you all at the SDS@OSU 2022 Conference!
Please consider becoming an SDS Member or renewing your membership for 2022, in order to take advantage of the low conference registration fee options for Members only.
Note that no one will be turned away for inability to pay full dues or registration fees. Address membership and registration questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Professional and Lifetime Member Rate - $150
- Professional and Lifetime Member Hardship Rate - $30
- Student Member Rate - $30
- Community Member Rate - $30
- Retired Member Rate - $30
- Non-Member Rate - $350
Organizational Member Group Registration - $240- $600
- Covers 2-5 professional members within an organizational member group at $120 per registration; a $30 discount for each registration!
Classroom Bundle - $200
- Covers 1 instructor and 5 students - a $100 discount!
Member Group Registration Deals
Ends on April 1
Organizational Member Group Registration: Register between 2-5 professionals of your Organizational Membership Group for one fee. Each registration will cost $120 instead of $150 per person.
- 2 professional registrations: $240
- 3 professional registrations: $360
- 4 professional registrations: $480
- 5 professional registrations: $600
The Administrator or paying Member should fill out the registration form. We will then email instructions to each of your members.
Classroom Bundle Registration: Any Teaching Member can register for the Classroom Bundle rate and complete the registration form. We will then email you to coordinate registration of your students.
Friday, April 8, 2022, SDS Pre-conference:
- 4 non-competing community spaces for BIPOC, LGBTQIA+/queer, international, and student attendees
Saturday & Sunday, April 9-10, 2022, SDS@OSU:
- 4 time blocks with 4-5 rooms of concurrent sessions per day
- 1 lunch social space per day
- Plenary by JSDS
- All-day Zola Help Desk
- All-day Display, Chat, and Respite Space (?)
- Ice Cream Social & Dance
Monday & Tuesday, April 11-12, 2022, Multiple Perspectives:
- All-Day Sessions organized by the Multiple Perspectives Conference
- 3 time blocks of 1 SDS@OSU Strand Sessions per day
- Plenary Events
03/25/22 -- Presenters’ Membership and Registration Due, otherwise your presentation will be dropped from the program.
03/25/22 -- Accommodation Requests are Due
04/01/22 -- Final Program Announced
04/04/22 -- All Materials Due: Submit documents for captioners’ and interpreters’ preparation, Prerecorded materials, and Workshop Papers.