Three days of inspiring presentations and discussions, 400 registered participants and more than 80 talks given in thematic and special sessions - this was our 2021 online AS conference on social cohesion. The AS board's thanks goes to all presenters, invited speakers, discussants, chairs, to our partners from Kontanz Cluster of Excellence 'The Politics of Inequality' and the Resarch Institute Social Cohesion, and to the local organisers and staff members from Leipzig University.
The conference is the Academy’s most important academic event. Conferences usually take place once every two years. The focus of the three-day events is a main social science topic that is supplemented by lectures on other topics (open sessions). The board decides on the main topic and location of the conference.
Our first conferences dealt with the question of increasing social inequality (Munich, 2018) and the digitalization of society (Konstanz, 2019). Our next conference will be about social cohesion of contemporary socities (2021, Online/Leipzig).