Registration opens Oct. 12, 2022. Early Bird pricing ends Jan. 12, 2023, 11:59 pm PT. Onsite registration will not be available and registration will close Feb. 10, 2023. Additionally, to increase event access, SPSP will be offering a new rate option for meeting attendees based in LMIC (low and middle-income) countries

#SPSP2023 Registration Rates

Student Members

Early Bird (Before Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $181
Preconference (each)**: $72

Regular Rate (After Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $226
Preconference (each)**: $90

Early Career Members

Early Bird (Before Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $225
Preconference (each)**: $90

Regular Rate (After Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $281
Preconference (each)**: $113

Full/Retired/Associate Members

Early Bird (Before Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $425
Preconference (each)**: $170

Regular Rate (After Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $531
Preconference (each)**: $213

Attendees from Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC)

Early Bird (Before Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $100
Preconference (each)**: $50

Regular Rate (After Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $100
Preconference (each)**: $50
 

Non-Member

Early Bird (Before Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $595
Preconference (each)**: $238

Regular Rate (After Jan. 12)
Main Convention: $744
Preconference (each)**: $298
 

* Save $10 when you register for both a preconference and Convention in either experience

** Attendees may register for one preconference on Day 1 – Wednesday, February 22 and one preconference on Day 2 – Thursday, February 23

Learn More about #SPSP2023

What should I expect if I choose to attend the All Access (in-person + on demand) convention experience?

In-person attendees will have access to all the sessions presented in Atlanta as well as all virtual programming, available on-demand after the meeting. SPSP's featured sessions will be held in Atlanta and we anticipate approximately 100 sessions to run in-person. In-person attendees can meet with exhibitors, participate in unique networking opportunities, and interact with presenters and other attendees in an informal setting. Nothing can replace the energy and connections of an in-person meeting. Best for: in-person networking, career advancement, and community building as an addition to your educational experience.

What should I expect if I choose to attend the virtual-only convention experience?

Virtual offerings include two simultaneous channels of programs live-streamed from Atlanta (approximately 17 sessions). We will also have several virtual preconferences and virtual professional development workshops. Best for: access to educational content and for those who need the flexibility of a remote experience.

How we developed our registration rates

Registration costs are determined by a wide variety of factors as we balance environmental sustainability, affordability, and the convention experience. The cost of hosting a convention rises every year (e.g., space, online conference software, staffing, internet access, video editing, tech support, food and beverages) and the convention is not a source of revenue for SPSP. In fact, prioritizing manageable costs for members often leads the society to lose money each year. When determining this year’s registration pricing, we prioritized several unique elements of the event: 

  1. Access: We are committed to reducing registration rates for our student and early career members as well as making the event more accessible for members from LMIC (low and middle-income) countries. 
  2. Creating two meeting experiences: Planning an in-person convention experience as well as a virtual convention experience doubles expenses for certain requirement. SPSP must support virtual meeting platforms, streaming spaces, and in-person spaces.
  3. Hosting in a popular location: Expenses for hosting meetings in accessible cities are high. While costs in Atlanta are lower than in San Francisco, expenses have continued to increase amid challenges from rising costs of inflation and the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, we pay $9.60 per soda and $70.23 per box lunch. Despite this, our in-person member rates have remained the same as our 2022 rates.
  4. Fiscal responsibility to SPSP: To maintain the fiscal sustainability of SPSP, registration prices must be set at level where only minor deficits are anticipated.

We hope this information demonstrates thoughtful and deliberate process used to develop registration rates. Whether you join our virtual convention or attend in-person, you’ll have access to a rich array of programming and the opportunity to connect with your fellow social and personality psychologists.