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2020 SPSP New Orleans Convention

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First Time Attending the Annual Convention?

At #SPSP2020, you can expect to…

  • learn about social and personality psychology by attending symposia and poster sessions.
  • meet those who have shaped and changed the field of social and personality psychology.
  • network with mentors, professors and students who are just as passionate about social and personality psychology as you are.
  • find future colleagues and collaborative partners for your research.
  • plan to get the most out of your time at #SPSP2020 and enjoy your time in New Orleans.

Helpful Tips

  1. Dress the part – attire for the convention is business casual.
  2. Go to the First Time Attendees Reception to meet other first time attendees and learn more about the SPSP convention.
  3. Attend sessions that interest you, rather than trying to attend every session. There is not enough time to see and do everything, so focus on those which you are most passionate about. 
  4. Take advantage of networking and mentoring opportunities - make time to mingle with peers, colleagues and future collaborators. 
  5. Bring business cards and give them to people you'd like to stay in touch with. They're especially great for social events.
  6. Check out the program ahead of time to plan which sessions you wish to attend and familiarize yourself with their general location.
  7. Wear comfortable shoes because sore feet can ruin anyone’s day.
  8. Find time to explore the awesome city of New Orleans. See what there is to do here.  
  9. Remember to eat, check out some great suggestions from locals.
  10. Register for a preconference after browsing which preconferences are being held this year.
  11. Download the app (when it's available). It’s the best way to peruse the program while you are attending sessions. 
  12. Book your hotel through our housing block, you'll save time, money, and be among all the action – perfect for networking!
  13. Finally, don’t forget to have fun! Make sure to tag all social media from the conference with the official hashtag #SPSP2020.



2020 Annual Convention
February 27-29, 2020
New Orleans, LA USA