SDS Pre-Conference and Strand

The Society for Disability Studies (SDS) is pleased to join with The Ohio State University’s Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion, and Disability Conference for a second year in organizing an SDS Strand!

This time, we are excited to announce that we will host an all-day SDS Pre-Conference on Sunday, April 7, 2019, with multiple concurrent sessions that will offer expanded opportunities for presentations and discussions.

The SDS Strand of Sessions will take place on Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019, as part of the OSU Multiple Perspectives Conference.


Keynote, Dinner, & Dance, 7-11 pm, Sunday, April 7th:


All SDS attendees are welcome to attend the DISCO Ball on Sunday evening, featuring a keynote address by Dr. Jina Kim and Dr. Sami Schalk titled "Integrating Race, Transforming Feminist Disability Studies." The DISCO Ball is free and open to the public, but all attendees are asked to fill out the DISCO Ball Webform so that we can get an accurate count of guests, as well as ensure we meet all dietary and access needs. Sunday, 7-11 pm, Blackwell Hotel Ballroom. Pack your dancing clothes!


Schedule for SDS@OSU:


  • Saturday, April 6, 2019: SDS Evening Reception.
  • Sunday, April 7, 2019: All-day SDS Pre-Conference; Evening Keynote, Dinner, and SDS Dance/DISCO Ball.
  • Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, 2019: SDS Strand at the Multiple Perspectives Conference, ending at 5pm Tuesday.

The SDS Pre-Conference and Strand events will be open to all to attend but will be arranged, proposed, peer-reviewed, and presented only by SDS Members. The CFP will be available in mid-October.

Visit the SDS website for more information, updates, and Membership portal: