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The 17th Annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference provides a forum for discussing research examining how social and reproductive challenges over evolutionary history shaped human psychology and behavior. The preconference will host several invited speakers, and will accept abstract submissions for data blitz talks and poster presentations.


Steven Gangestad, University of New Mexico
Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Oklahoma State University
Annie Wertz, Max Planck Institute
Coren Apicella, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Varnum, Arizona State University
Adar Eisenbruch, Future Labs/Harvard University


Registration for the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference will be through the SPSP Meeting website.

 Important registration information: 

  • Registration is now open, and once full will not reopen
  • Registration for the Evolutionary Psychology Preconference is limited and fills quickly--please register early!
  • Preconference registration ($95 without discount codes, see below) includes breakfast, lunch, and coffee. 
  • Registration for the preconference is independent from registration for the main SPSP conference.

When registering, undergraduates, graduate students, and now postdoctoral scholars 19EvoStu20, will receive a $20 discount on registration, and faculty will receive a $10 discount on registration 19EvoAll10, thanks to the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

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Save $25 when you register for both convention and preconference together!

Registration for preconferences is limited and fills quickly.
Registration is now open and will not reopen once this preconference fills.

Data Blitz & Poster Submissions:

The organizing committee invites authors to submit their research for presentation at the 17th annual Evolutionary Psychology Preconference. This year we will be accepting abstract submissions for both a data blitz talks and poster presentations! The data blitz and poster session are an excellent opportunity for researchers--including faculty--to present new findings and get feedback from our community.

Each data blitz presenter will have 5 minutes to present 3-4 slides on their research and will also have time to answer 1 brief audience question.

Each poster presenter will have a poster board to attach their presentation to while they mingle with attendees.

Submissions are now open! Submit via our homepage or directly here. Submissions will close on November 1, and speakers will be informed on November 28. 


Jaimie Arona Krems
Eric Pedersen


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2019 Annual Convention
February 7 - 9, 2019
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, Oregon 97232, USA