- Stephen Ackroyd – Esteemed UK sociologist renowned for his work on organisational analysis
- Zygmunt Bauman – World-famous Polish sociologist and author of over 50 books including Liquid Modernity
- Rosemary Batt – Acclaimed US Professor of Women and Work and international specialist on call centres
- Michael Buroway – Highly respected Berkley-based British sociologist best known in the UK as the leading proponent of public sociology
- John Brewer – President of the British Sociological Association and renowned specialist on peace processes
As usual SocRel have organised a strong programme at the BSA conference, under the ‘Sociology of Religion Stream’. David Voas, from the University of Essex will be the plenary speaker for the stream this year.