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Summer Psychology Forum 2019

Summer Psychology Forum 2019

The Summer Psychology Forum is SPSP’s new small collaborative meeting. First launched in Summer 2019, each Forum has a specific theme that crosses sub-disciplines of social and personality psychology.

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When: August 2-4, 2019

Where: St. Louis Missouri (Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark)

Who: SPSP members and non-members, students and non-students, academics and non-academics—anyone interested in the theme of the Forum.

The SPSP Summer Psychology Forum (SPF) is a two-day collaborative experience that crosses sub-disciplinary boundaries, and is based on the idea that we are strongest outside of our silos, partnered together to approach topics of our society and culture from multiple angles and areas of expertise. Unlike the Annual Convention, the Summer Psychology Forum is designed to be action focused, propelling collaboration and networking across sub-disciplines in order to advance our understanding of a specific issue. To this end, the SPF should offer an intimate environment (approximately 200 to 300 people). The goal is that our attendees return home connected with colleagues from their cohort that they wouldn’t normally find easily at the Annual Convention, along with actionable plans to initiate compelling new research.

SPSP has begun accepting proposals for the first SPF theme from members interested in bringing the programmatic vision of their ideal Summer Psychology Forum to life. The chosen forum will be announced in late fall, and SPSP’s events team will get to work with organizers to begin planning logistics and programming.

Registration and housing for the first SPF will open to all members in March 2019. Housing will be onsite in the same hotel as the forum programming. In the spirit of this smaller program and to promote its collaborative purpose, attendance will be limited at the forum, so if the topic interests you, be sure to register early to reserve your spot.

SPSP has begun accepting proposals for the August 2019 SPF theme. If you would like to submit your proposal, please download and complete our Information & Application Submission Guide. Completed applications should be emailed to All applications will be evaluated by a committee of SPSP members on a number of factors that will be outlined in the guide, including completeness of concept, reflection of SPSP’s Core Values, and educational formats that promote collaboration.

SPF Application Deadline: October 31, 2018

Selection Committee Reviews Proposals: November 2018

Summer Psychology Forum Announced: November/December 2018

Summer Forum Registration Opens: March 2019

2019 Summer Psychology Forum: August 2-4, 2019

If you have questions, email Andrew Alix at, or by phone at 202-869-3246.