Annual Conference 2020

When and where?

Date: 5th – 6th November 2020
Opens: 8.30am, Thursday 5th
Closes: TBC, Friday 6th
Location: Crowne Plaza,
Hawthorn Square, Forth Street,
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3SA

PhD Symposium, 2020

Wednesday, 4 November

Preceding our Annual Conference, our PhD Symposium is built around the experience and needs of PhD students in the field.

Click here to see material from 2019.

Annual Conference Invited Symposia

In addition to the conference delegates’ sessions, there will be up to four symposia invited from our members and funded by the SSA. The deadline for submission for programme symposia is 9 February, 2020 We will notify the successful organisers of selected symposia by the end of March 2020. Open now for submissions.

Watch this page for the call for individual delegate posters and oral papers, opening early in 2020.

Delegate booking

Book your delegate place online.

SSA PhD Symposium, 2020

Wednesday, 4 November

The day before our Annual Conference, our symposium only for PhD students.

Delegate oral and poster abstracts

Delegates’ oral and poster papers are a big part of our Annual Conference. The online submission forms will open here in the first quarter of 2020.

Previous conferences


Annual Symposium 1985 Annual Symposium 1988 Annual Symposium 1989 Annual Symposium 1994 Annual Symposium 1995 Annual Symposium 1998 Annual Symposium 1999 Annual Symposium 2000 Annual Symposium 2005 Annual Symposium 2006 Annual Symposium 2007 Annual Symposium 2008 Annual Symposium 2009 Annual Symposium 2010 Annual Symposium 2011 SSA Annual Symposium 2012 SSA Annual Symposium 2013 SSA Annual Symposium 2014 SSA Annual Symposium 2015 SSA Annual Symposium 2016 SSA Annual Conference 2017 SSA PhD Symposium 2017 SSA Annual Conference 2018 SSA PhD Conference 2018 SSA Annual Conference 2019 SSA PhD Symposium 2019