The first conference of the Academy for Sociology took place between April 4th and 6th, 2018 on the topic “Growing inequality – divided society? Current Contributions of Empirical-Analytical Sociology” in München-Nymphenburg. 120 participants discussed over 60 lectures and posters (conference language German). We thank the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation for the generous support. You can find the programme of the conference here (in German).