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2020 SPSP New Orleans Convention

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Opening Reception

Thursday, Feb 27  |  4:30 - 6:30 PM  |  Elite Hall

Kickoff the 2020 Annual Convention with the Opening Reception. Meet up with friends and colleagues for some food and a drink. Browse the posters in #SPSP2020's first poster session.

Awards Ceremony & Reception

Thursday, Feb 27  |  6:00 - 7:00 PM  |  Empire Ballroom A

Join us in honoring the 2020 SPSP Award recipients. Selected by a panel of peers, winners are recognized for their contributions across eight categories. Celebrate with a reception immediately following the ceremony.

Geaux Local

Thursday, Feb 27  | 7:30 - 10:00 PM  |  Generations Hall

Join us for a night of New Orleans flavor: good music and local performances, an amazing menu (includes jambalaya, crawfish, fried green tomatoes, boudin and much more!), and cocktails made just for SPSP. Three rooms of entertainment (including a local brass band, a classic rhythm and blues band, and several fun entertainers) and networking will make this a truly special event as we "Geaux Local" for a night of fun. This is a ticketed event that we do expect to sell out. Tickets include one alcoholic drink, unlimited soft drinks and juices, lots of local food, and access to all performers. Get your tickets now!

Non-Academic Employee Social Hour

Friday, Feb 28  |  5:15 - 7:00 PM  |  Bolden 5

Connect and mingle with colleagues working in tech, business and other areas outside academia.

LGBT & Ally Networking Reception

Friday, Feb 28  |  5:15 - 7:00 PM  |  Imperial 5

Connect with friends and colleagues from the LGBT community. Discuss challenges, successes, and research surrounding topics of sexual orientation, gender, and identity in the field of social personality psychology. Hosted by GASP (GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology).

International Reception

Friday, Feb 28  |  5:15 - 7:00 PM  |  Strand 12

Connect and network with peers engaged in international research and attendees working in the US and around the world.

SPPS Editorial Board Social Hour

Friday, Feb 28  |  5:15 - 7:00 PM  |  Strand 11A

SPPS would like to show their appreciation of the valuable service the editors and editorial board members provide to the journal. By invitation only.

Diversity & Climate Committee Reception

Friday, Feb 28  | 5:15 - 7:00 PM  |  Celestine E

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. The reception is open to all interested in attending.

Closing Reception

Saturday, Feb 29  |  5:15 - 6:30 PM  |  Elite Hall

The convention's final poster session will give attendees an opportunity to network and mingle one last time before heading home.

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