Science, Society, and the Arts March 17th, 2017

Science, Society, and the Arts is a multi-disciplinary conference at which Washington and Lee undergraduate and law students present original work to an audience of their peers, faculty, and staff. The day-long conference is set for Thursday evening, March 16th, 2017 and Friday, March 17th, 2017.

Original work may be presented as part of one of the many panels, as a poster at one of the four sessions, as a performance of dance, theater or music, or as a display of visual art such as drawings, painting, or photography.


Frequently Asked Questions about SSA (Science, Society, and the Arts)


The primary purpose of Science, Society, and the Arts is to provide the W&L community a chance to share the fruits of the tough days and long nights devoted to academic endeavors that are usually seen only by a single professor.


The colloquia occur during one of the Friday morning sessions of SSA. In these colloquia you will have a chance to discuss with a relatively small group a reading or film that interests and fascinates you. The colloquium part of the conference is sort of like a simultaneous meeting of many different book or film clubs - a festival! Interested students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to select readings (novels, essays, poems, biographies, scholarly articles, etc.) or films (movies, documentaries, etc.) they would like to share with others. There are no fixed limits on the sorts of readings or films to be considered.

Submission Forms

The deadline for research papers or poster proposals is February 3rd, 2017. Submit your proposal now!