Join us in Las Vegas, Nevada
for the 44th annual conference of the WSC!



 General Information:

Dates: Thursday, February 9, 2017 through Saturday, February 11, 2017
Press here to obtain a copy of the Preliminary Conference Program in Adobe portable document format (.pdf).
Hotel: The Linq
3535 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Room Rate: $169 per night plus taxes and fees. 
Alternatively, conference participants may opt to stay directly across the street from the Linq at Caesar’s Palace at a special rate of $209 per night plus taxes and fees. Press here to be taken to the WSC’s customized portal to reserve a room at either The Linq or Caesar’s Palace: Guests who prefer to phone-in their reservations may call the Caesar’s Entertainment Reservation Center at (866)523-2781 to secure a reservation on our group block.  Currently, the name of the group is listed as Western Society of Criminology and the group code to identify us is SQWSC7 for the Linq and SCWSC7 for Caesar’s Palace. Please note that these conference rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Once the WSC’s room block is sold out, the hotels may charge higher rates.  It is, therefore, advisable to make your hotel reservations early.
Register: Registration for the February 2017 conference in Las Vegas is now open. Press here to register.

Presenters: Please Note — All conference presenters must preregister and prepay the nonrefundable conference fees no later than Tuesday, January 3, 2017 or their paper/presentation/poster will be removed from the final program.

Attendees Who Are Not Presenting — The cutoff date for all late registrations is Friday, February 3, 2017.  No one will be able to register online after that date.  Although on-site registrations will be accepted at the conference, no one registering on-site is guaranteed a printed conference program, their first-choice meal selection, or a printed name tag.

Present: The deadline to submit abstracts for the 2017 conference in Las Vegas, NV, was Friday, October 7, 2016.  Accordingly, the abstract submission system is now closed for the year.  Regretfully, we cannot accept any late submissions.

Please be advised that submission of an abstract indicates the submitter’s availability to present the paper at the conference.  Absent medical or religious necessity, requests for particular time slots on particular days cannot be honored.

 Future Conferences

  • 2018 (February 1st to 3rd): The Long Beach Hilton, Long Beach, CA
  • 2019 (February 7th to 9th): The Hilton Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, HI
  • 2020: Phoenix, AZ — Specific Dates and Location to be Determined
  • 2021: Vancouver, BC — Specific Dates and Location to be Determined

Our Sister Organization, the American Society of Criminology

The WSC was originally established a regional subdivision of the American Society of Criminology (ASC).  Although we are now fully independent, the ASC remains our close working partner.  The ASC is an international organization whose members pursue scholarly, scientific, and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control, and treatment of crime and delinquency.  If you are not already a member, we encourage you to join!  For information about the ASC’s annual conference, press here.

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