The SPSP staff are setting up at the Austin convention Center and are looking forward to your arrival tomorrow. We recognize some of the attendees may be affected by the weather system hitting the East Coast. This is a friendly reminder to contact your hotel directly with any travel changes. Also, speakers and poster presenters should contact the meeting Registrar, Josie Leftwich (Leftwich@faseb.org), and Meeting Manager, Janet Kearney (email@example.com), if you will be delayed or need to cancel.
Welcome to SPSP 2014!
The Fifteenth Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology will be held February 13-15, 2014 in Austin, Texas.
SPSP is heading back to Austin for another science-packed meeting surrounded by live music, food, and fun. Conference activities will be located in the Austin Convention Center. The conference hotels, a wide array of restaurants, and live music venues are just a short walk from the convention center.
Wake up, grab a breakfast taco, and take in amazing presentations. When you have had your fill of science, take a stroll to one of the many food trucks, or try one of the innovative restaurants in the area. If shopping is your thing make your way to the boutiques and independent shops in the Second Congress district. There is something for everyone nearby.
A full day of pre-conferences is scheduled for Thursday, February 13th, and the SPSP meeting will officially open on Thursday evening with the Presidential Symposium, followed by a Welcome Reception. On Friday evening there will be an Award Session, in which the winners of the Campbell Award, the Block Award, and the SPSP Distinguished Scholar Award will deliver their award addresses. Like last year, throughout the conference we will feature the graduate student poster award winners in a Hall of Fame. And, back by popular demand is the "Data Blitz" session, in which selected up-and-coming speakers will have five minutes each to present their research findings.
This year, conference attendees will be offered a selection of excellent accommodations to fit every budget and taste. The cost of lunches is included in the registration fee allowing you to maximize your conference time. This year we will continue to use the smart phone app and itinerary-building program, and if you are traveling with your children, we will provide a listing of local childcare and babysitting services. In addition, the Graduate Student Council has planned a variety of fun and enriching events for graduate student attendees.
We are looking forward to a very exciting and interesting conference!
Brian Lowery (Convention Chair), Keith Payne, and Grainne Fitzsimons
Eli Finkel and Cheryl Kaiser (Program Co-Chairs)