September 5-8, 2012

Pittsburgh, PA

Conference Program

The Conference Program is available to download (PDF|DOCX). A printed version will be included in the conference materials that you will receive at registration in Pittsburgh.

The Abstracts Book is also available to download (PDF|DOCX) only.

In addition to the stimulating papers and panels that will be offered at the upcoming Q Conference in Pittsburgh, I wanted to highlight some of the special events.


Two pre-conference Q Workshops will be held the afternoon of Wednesday, September 5th at the Sheraton Station Square in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Sue Ramlo will offer the “Introduction to Q Methodology” workshop from 1-2:30pm. This workshop is designed to acquaint Q novices to the various steps in conducting a successful Q study. Dr. Diane Montgomery and Dr. Charles Mauldin will lead the “Advanced Q Workshop” from 3:00-4:30pm and will focus their workshop on factor interpretation.

Welcoming Reception

The welcoming reception will be held at the Hard Rock Café (a short – 1 minute) walk from the Sheraton on Wednesday, September 5th from 6-7:30pm.

Special Presentation

Dr. Tim Cuff, Associate Professor of History, Westminster College will make a presentation on Thursday, September 6th at 1:30pm on the history of Pittsburgh and the Western Pennsylvania region. Dr. Cuff’s has extensive knowledge of the development of this area and will share with us in a plenary session.


The ISSSS Banquet will be held in the Waterfront Room at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel on Friday evening, September 7th. Remember, that extra tickets for the banquet are available for $75 ($80 after August 29th).


Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball game. The game will be played Saturday, September 8th at 7pm at beautiful PNC Park. Fireworks will follow the game.