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Networking/Social Events

First Time Attendee Welcome Reception
Wednesday, February 28 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Is it your 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 Atlanta. We hope to see you there! *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Opening Reception
Thursday, March 1 – 4:30 – 6:30 PM
Join us as we kickoff the 2018 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 #SPSP2018's first poster session. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Awards Ceremony 
Thursday, March 1 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Join us in honoring the 2017 SPSP and FPSP Award recipients. Grab a beverage and help us celebrate the winners of these prestigious awards. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Student Social Night, at SPlish SPlash
Thursday, March 1 – 7:30 – 10:00 PM
Take some time out of your busy conference schedule to relax and socialize with your graduate student peers at the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday night. Join us for food, fun, and all the fish. A complimentary drink will be offered to all ticket holders. Hors d’oeuvres will also be served. This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased in advance online, or at the SPSP Store on Lower Level 2 of the Hyatt Regency.

Student tickets are subsidized partially by Sona Systems and Millisecond Software.

SPlish SPlash, a Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium
Thursday, March 1 – 7:30 – 10:00 PM
This Year! SPSP will host a networking reception at the Georgia Aquarium. Hors d’oeuvres are included and a cash bar will be available. 1 drink ticket is included with the price of the event ticket. Convention drink tickets can also be used at cash bars. A special students only section will be available for students to meet and network. Join us to mingle and check out more species of fish than in any other aquarium in more than 10 million gallons of water. Get your tickets here. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Non-Academic Employee Social Hour, Sponsored by Disney Research
Friday, March 2 – 5:15 – 6:15 PM
Join us to connect with those employed outside of academia at the Non-Academic Employee Social Hour. This event is sponsored by Disney Research so stop by and chat with their team about their experiences and opportunities at Disney. There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

LGBT & Ally Networking Reception
Friday, March 2 – 5:15 – 6:15 PM
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 network with other attendees and 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. Meet new friends, catch up with old ones, or find a colleague to collaborate. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

SPPS Editorial Board Happy Hour, Sponsored by the SPPS Consortium (By Invitation Only)
Friday, March 2 – 5:15 – 6:15 PM
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 refreshments on us.

Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP) Reunion (By Invitation Only)
Friday, March 2 – 5:15 – 6:15 PM
Were you an attendee, instructor, or organizer of a past SISPP? Stop by this reception to say hello to old friends in your cohort & share stories about your summer with other cohorts.

PSPR Editors’ Reception
Friday, March 2 – 5:15 – 6:15 PM
Come thank the outgoing editors of PSPR 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, March 2 – 6:00 – 7:00 PM
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. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

Closing Reception
Saturday, March 3 – 6:45 – 8:00 PM
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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