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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!

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.

Student Social Night
Thursday, March 1 – 7:30 PM
Take some time out of your busy conference schedule to relax and socialize with your graduate student peers on Thursday night. Join us for food and fun. A complimentary drink will be offered to the first 500 attendees. Stay tuned as a location for this event will be announced in the fall.

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

Non-Academic Employee Social Hour
Friday, March 2 – 5:00 – 6:30 PM
Join us for a discussion on improving connections with government and industry organizations and 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 drink tickets will be honored. RSVP is not required.

LGBT & Ally Networking Reception
Friday, March 2 – 5:00 – 6:30 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 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, March 2 – 5:00 – 6:30 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 drinks on us.

Summer Institute for Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP) Reunion (By Invitation Only)
Friday, March 2 – 5:00 – 6:30 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. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*

PSPB Editors’ Reception
Friday, March 2 – 5:45 – 6:45 PM
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, March 2 – 6:30 – 8:00 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.

Friday Night Social Hour
Friday, March 2 – 6:30 – 8:00 PM
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, March 3 – 6:30 – 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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