2024 Annual Meeting Theme

The 2024 SRA Annual Meeting theme, "Today’s Innovations, Tomorrow’s Insights", highlights how the challenges facing youth in the 21st century require creative and visionary solutions. In our program, we are centering the experiences of adolescents with marginalized identities (for example class, race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation), youth voice (e.g., spoken word), and contemporary topics in adolescent research (e.g., climate change and transgender adolescent medical care and state policies). Driven by the need to better understand and serve adolescents who have continued to navigate rapid changes in technology--in the context of a COVID-19 pandemic--the annual conference will highlight and center the importance of integrating contemporary methodologies and frameworks to create science that uses the knowledge from today’s ever-changing world to be ready for the implications of artificial intelligence, automation, and a rapidly changing climate. 

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