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Convention Kick-Off & Welcome Breakfast

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 conference. Brief presentations/panel and networking opportunity.

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

Student Mentoring Lunch

Do you want to meet an expert in the field for some friendly advice and insight? The mentoring lunch offers graduate students an informal opportunity to discuss their research interests and career development with an established professional in the field. As in previous years, the mentoring lunch will be held during the lunchtime poster session on both Friday and Saturday, providing approximately 400 students an opportunity to meet an expert to discuss a variety of topics in psychology. Space is limited, please check back in the fall for information on signing up. 

Student Social Night - Howl at the Moon

Take some time out of your busy conference schedule to relax and socialize with your graduate student peers on Thursday night at Howl at the Moon (101 W. Crockett St). Join us for food, fun, dancing, and the famous dueling pianos. A complementary drink will be offered to the first 500 attendees. Pizza (while it lasts) and a cash bar will be available. This event does not require registration and is open to all attendees. This event is sponsored in part by Sona Systems and Millisecond Software. 

GASP Mentoring Lunch

Co-sponsored by the SPSP Diversity and Climate Committee, this event features volunteer faculty mentors hosting small group discussions of research and professional issues, including LGBT issues in the academic job market, positioning LGBT research for publication, obtaining funding for research on sexual-minority populations, and other diversity and professional development topics. Space is limited, please check back in the fall for information on signing up. 

GASP, the GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology, is an official affiliate of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Membership and events are open to all, regardless of sexual orientation or research interest. Allies are especially welcome.

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