The Hyatt Regency Hotel
Cincinnati, Ohio - 2013
The Hilton DoubleTree-Buckhead
Atlanta, Georgia - 2014
The City's Skyline - Meeting Site Regency Hotel and Conference  Center
Jackson, Mississippi - 2011

Locations of Recent Annual Meetings

Cherry Blossoms
Ramada Hotel
Macon, Georgia - 2009
The City's Downtown Area
Marriott Hotel
Charlotte,, North Carolina - 2010
Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood  Suites
Shreveport & Bossier City, LA-2017
Sheraton Hotel - Music City
Nashville, Tennessee  - 2012
Embassy Suites-Fayetteville/Fort Bragg
Fayetteville, North Carolina  - 2015

The Marriott Hotel
Downtown
Jackson, Mississippi - 2016

The Association of Social and Behavioral Scientists, Inc., a professional organization for higher education scholars, was  founded by the late Dr. Theophilus E. McKinney, Dean of Johnson C. Smith University (formerly College) in Charlotte,  North Carolina. McKinney indicated that many of the economic, social, and political problems faced by Black  Americans  at that time were different from those experienced by other racial groups. He organized and held the  Conference on  Social Science Offerings in Negro Colleges at Johnson C. Smith College on October 26, 1935. The goal of  the meeting  was to bring together social science teachers in Negro colleges (now, Historically Black Colleges and  Universities) to  discuss common problems and to determine a purpose, points of view, and guiding principles in the  teaching of social  science courses.

The group formed as the Association of Teachers in Negro Colleges, elected officers, made assignments for conference   presentations, and scheduled a second meeting. As time passed, the organization dropped "Negro" from its name and   added behavioral scientists. Later the organization became, as it is now known, the Association of Social and Behavioral   Scientists.

Since its inception, the nation and the world have undergone tremendous changes and alterations. The Association of  Social and Behavioral Scientists, however, remains in the forefront of creative thought in the social and behavioral  sciences. It continues to provide opportunities for scholars to engage in the exchange of ideas, information, thought,  and theory. Annually, social scientists from Historically Black Colleges and Universities, who are actively engaged in   teaching  and utilizing social scientific knowledge, come together and discuss ways to improve the national status of  societal  conditions.