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Rates & Inclusions

Discounted registration fees are offered until the Early Bird deadline on January 14, 2020.
How is pricing determined?
STUDENT
EARLY
BIRD
JAN 14 -
FEB 24
ONSITE
Convention + Preconference
 $235*
$305
$355
Convention Only
$160
$215
$250
Preconference Only
$100
$115
$130

Requires an Undergraduate or Graduate SPSP Membership valid through December 2020 - check your membership status

EARLY CAREER **
EARLY
BIRD
JAN 14 -
FEB 24
ONSITE
Convention + Preconference
 $270*
$345
$400
Convention Only
$195
$255
$295
Preconference Only
$100
$115
$130

Requires an Early Career SPSP Membership valid through December 2020 - check your membership status

FULL / RETIRED
ASSOCIATE **
EARLY
BIRD
JAN 14 -
FEB 24
ONSITE
Convention + Preconference
 $460*
$515
$555
Convention Only
$365
$405
$430
Preconference Only
$120
$135
$150

Requires a Full, Retired or Associate SPSP Membership valid through December 2020 - check your membership status

NON-MEMBER **
EARLY
BIRD
JAN 14 -
FEB 24
ONSITE
Convention + Preconference
 $590*
$670
$725
Convention Only
$480
$545
$585
Preconference Only
$135
$150
$165

* Save $25 when you register for both the convention and a preconference.

** In these registration categories, boxed lunches, if selected, will increase the cost of registration by $15 each.

To claim membership pricing, your membership must be current in the year of the convention. Visit my.spsp.org for more information or email membership@spsp.org with any questions.

Please note: Online and fax registrations must be paid by credit card (MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express). Registrations sent by mail (use form below) must be accompanied with credit card information or check for payment. Check must be drawn on a U.S. bank, in U.S. funds and made payable to SPSP, Inc. Purchase orders will not be accepted.

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  • Access to symposia, professional development sessions, workshops, data blitzes, poster presentations, and more!
  • Reduced Cost Boxed Lunch on Friday and Saturday (students free, non-students $15 per lunch) †
  • Morning and afternoon coffee on Friday and Saturday
  • Access to receptions, socials, and networking events

may be substituted for (2) food & drink vouchers during the registration process  -  see our Registration FAQ for more information


  •  All day access to one preconference
  • Breakfast, Lunch and two coffee breaks
  • $25 convention registration discount

Have you ever wondered how we determine the registration cost for SPSP? Below we describe the process in an effort to improve transparency surrounding the convention. We also describe the process for evaluating science programming and selecting a location as part of these transparency efforts.

Registration costs are determined by a wide variety of factors as we attempt to balance affordability for members (i.e., the cost members will pay) with needs to pay for the conference itself (e.g., reserving space, catering, etc). The cost of running a conference rises every year with inflation and a booming convention industry. However, we did not raise registration rates between 2013-2019 to keep the conference as affordable as possible. We strive to keep registration rates as low as possible each year. In fact, the society often loses money each year by hosting the conference in order to keep the cost as manageable as possible for members.



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