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Socials & Receptions

First Time Attendee Welcome Reception
Wednesday, January 18 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Bridge Hall
First time at the SPSP Annual Convention? Join us for the First Time Attendees Welcome Reception for some refreshments and mingling with convention “regulars.” Conventions can be large and overwhelming, let our seasoned repeat attendees give you some tips and tricks to make the most of your experience in San Antonio. We hope to see you there!

Opening Reception
Thursday, January 19 – 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Hall 4
Join us as we kickoff the 2017 Annual Convention with the Opening Reception. Hors d'Oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Stop by, grab some food and a drink. Meet up with your colleagues as you browse the posters in #SPSP2017's first poster session. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, January 19 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM, Hall 4
This year the Awards Ceremony will be combined with the Opening Reception. Join us in honoring the 2016 SPSP and FPSP Award recipients. Grad a beverage and join us in congratulating the winners of these prestigious awards.

Student Social Night
Thursday, January 19 – 7:30 PM, Howl at the Moon (101 W. Crockett Street)
Take some time out of your busy conference schedule to relax and socialize with your graduate student peers at Howl at the Moon (101 W. Crockett St, San Antonio) on Thursday night. Join us for food, fun, dancing and the famous dueling pianos. A complimentary drink will be offered to the first 500 attendees. Pizza and a cash bar will be available.

The event is partially sponsored by Sona Systems and Millisecond Software.

Welcome Breakfast, Sponsored by the Diversity & Climate Committee
Friday, January 20 – 8:00 – 9:15 AM, Room 213
Sponsored by the Diversity & Climate Committee, for members of groups historically underrepresented in SPSP and first-time conference attendees to meet each other in a relaxed environment and discuss suggestions for getting the most out of the convention.

Note: Attendees must bring their breakfast from the Exhibit Hall to this session. Breakfast will not be provided in the session room.

Non-Academic Employee Social Hour
Friday, January 20 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Room 212
Join us for a discussion on improving connections with government and industry organizations and connect with those employed outside of academia in the first annual Non-Academic Employee Social Hour. There will be a cash bar and drink tickets will be honored. RSVP is not required.

LGBT & Ally Networking Reception
Friday, January 20 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Room 210
Are you a member or an ally of the LGBT community? Come to the LGBT & Ally Networking Reception, hosted by the GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology (GASP), on Friday evening from 5-6:30pm to discuss challenges, successes, and research surrounding topics of sexual orientation, gender, and identity in the field of social personality psychology. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will also be available (drink tickets accepted). Meet new friends, catch up with old ones, or find a colleague to collaborate.

SPPS Editorial Board Happy Hour (By Invitation Only)
Friday, January 20 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM, Room 208
In appreciation of the valuable service they provide to the journal, SPPS would like to invite the editors and editorial board members to enjoy some drinks on us.

PSPB Editors’ Reception
Friday, January 20 – 5:45 – 6:45 PM, Room 214A
Come thank the outgoing editors of PSPB for all of their hard work and join us in welcoming the incoming editors into their positions! A cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be available. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Diversity and Climate Committee Reception
Friday, January 20 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Room 214BC
Join the Diversity and Climate Committee for a reception to honor the Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award winners and the Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award winners. This reception brings together graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and senior social and personality psychologists whom they admire, and whose work has influenced their own intellectual development. If you identify as a member of an underrepresented group within the SPSP Convention, or your work focuses on research concerning these groups, join the DCC for drinks and light refreshments! The reception is open to all interested in attending.

Friday Night Social Hour
Friday, January 20 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Hall 4
The Friday evening poster session from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm will have a cash bar included to allow attendees to share a beverage over some science talk. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Closing Reception
Saturday, January 21 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM, Hall 4
The final poster session of the day on Saturday will have light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar included to allow attendees to meet, network and mingle one last time before heading home. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

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