All times below are in Pacific Standard Time (PST).

Celebrating SPSP's 2023 Awardees: Ceremony and Reception (In-Person and Virtual)

Thursday, February 8  |  5:00 PM - 5:30 PM: Awards Program; (In-Person and Virtual)
5:30 PM - 6:00 PM: In-Person Reception

Welcome Reception (In-Person)

Thursday, February 8  |  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Kick off the 2024 Annual Convention with the Welcome Reception. Connect with colleagues, view posters, visit exhibitors, and meet new people.

Asian and Asian Diaspora Reception (In-Person)

Thursday, February 8  |  7:00 PM - 9:00 PM 

This reception aims to celebrate and connect Asian/Asian American members of SPSP. It will offer opportunities for Asian scholars of all levels to connect and network with one another. The event is inclusive, and we welcome all Asian-identifying individuals such as South Asians and Southeast Asians.

Here and Queer: SPSP Social for LGBTQ+ Students and Early-Career Members (In-Person)

Thursday, February 8  |  7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Here and Queer is a social event and community for LGBTQ+ students and ECRs. Come hang out and form connections for the conference and beyond!

(Non-Academic) Beyond Academia – Applied Psychology Networking Session (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Connect with those employed outside of academia! Network with other attendees and discuss challenges, successes, and research in the nonacademic sector. A cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be available.

SPSP at the UN: Launch Event & Inaugural Info Session (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This event marks the formal kick-off of SPSP's presence at the United Nations. In a mix of celebration and information sessions, we will introduce the SPSP membership to the new program and the many opportunities that come with it. As such, we will first provide a quick review of the UN's mission and structure, before describing SPSP's newly acquired consultative status at the UN. We will then showcase ongoing and future opportunities for SPSP members to engage with the UN, including ways to share their research with globally relevant societal stakeholders, policymakers, and diplomats at in-person and online events. We will conclude by charting out next steps, inviting members to join the party, and raising a toast to SPSP's bright future at the UN.

LGBTQIA & Ally Reception (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Are you a member or an ally of the LGBTQIA community? Come network with other attendees and discuss challenges, successes, and research surrounding topics of sexual orientation, gender, and identity in the field of personality and social psychology. A cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be available.

International Reception (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Make connections and network with your fellow SPSP international members.

SPPS Editorial Board Social Happy Hour (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

In appreciation for the valuable service of Margo Monteith and her team, and to welcome the new editor, Christian Unkelbach, SPPS invites the editors, editorial board, SPSP publication committee & consortium to enjoy light hors d'oeuvres & refreshments. This event is invitation-only.

BECOME Mentoring Event (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The BECOME kick-off/reunion event will provide opportunities for mentors and mentees to connect in person and build communities. This event is reserved for BECOME mentors and mentees only.

Peer Advisor & Advisee Mixer (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is an opportunity for peer advisors and advisee pairings to meet in person, connect with other peer advisors and advisees, and share expertise!

Diversity and Climate Reception (In-Person)

Friday, February 9  |  6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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 personality and social psychologists whom they admire, and whose work has influenced their own intellectual development. The reception is open to all interested in attending.

Primarily Undergraduate Institutions Committee AI Session (In-Person)

Saturday, February 10  |  11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join members of the SPSP Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Committee for a session regarding artificial intelligence and higher education.

Constellation Beverage Break (after Constellation Program (In-Person)

Saturday, February 10  |  2:55 PM - 4:25 PM

Directly following the symposium, the Constellation honoree, Dan McAdams, will host a coffee/beverage break for symposia guests.

Closing Reception (In-Person)

Saturday, February 10  |  4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

View posters and get together one last time with meeting attendees before heading home!