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