The submission portal for the 2023 Convention regular submissions is now closed.  An extended poster submission period will be available to undergraduate students only until September 21. Be sure to review our guide to Understanding #SPSP2023 Program Submissions. Check out the submission video below to help guide you in submitting.

Science: Single Presenter

Single Paper Session All access/in-person only

Similar to the standard symposium session, a single paper session is comprised of 4 scientific presentations grouped into single paper sessions allowing submitters to have their science considered as a single paper i.e. without putting together a full symposium. Submissions for single paper sessions will be reviewed and then grouped into 60-minute sessions with three other single papers of similar topics.

  • PPT upload (required)
  • 15-minute video/audio recording (required)
  • 60-minute session with 4 presenters for live presentation

Poster (Single Presenter/Undergraduate) All access/in-person only

Posters are the largest form of programming and are presented in person at the SPSP Annual Convention. Posters are grouped in sessions based on their keywords. Undergraduate submissions that want to attend in person should use this type as well to submit.  

  • PDF Poster upload (required)
  • 5-minute video/audio recording (optional)
  • 60-minute session for live engagement with traditional poster board

NEW! Research Spotlight Virtual only/on-demand

This type of presentation will be offered for those that cannot attend in person but wish to share their research with attendees through the convention app before, during, and after the SPSP Annual Convention. Undergraduate submissions that are not able to attend in person should submit under this type.

  • PPT upload (required)
  • 2-minute video/audio recording (required), on-demand only
  • Presenters can organize their own Q&A sessions with individual zoom links or a virtual meet-up. 
  • Submission will require the same fields that are required for a poster-only submission.

NEW! Round Table Unconference All access/in-person only

Pitch your ideas. Discuss lessons learned. Showcase best practices. Have a casual conversation about recent scientific issues and discoveries such as the state of online data collection, teaching in a post-COVID world, how to find funding, and more. This presentation format is ideal for someone who doesn't have data to present but would like the opportunity to connect with colleagues and be included in the program. 

  • Handout upload (optional) 
  • 60-minute roundtable presented live

Submission requirements:

  • Discussion Topic Title
  • Description (200-400 characters for marketing)
  • Discussion Leader Name, Affiliation
  • Keywords (select up to two)

Data Blitz All access/in-person only

Want a lot of science fast? Data blitz sessions will offer rapid-fire presentation-style science as presenters give attendees the very best of their research in five-minute chunks. These popular sessions are attendees' best chance to capture the span of the field in one session.

  • PPT upload (required)
  • 5-minute video/audio recording (required)
  • 60-minute session with 10 presenters for live presentation

Science: Group Presentation


With over 80 symposia offered both at the convention and on-demand, these 60-minute sessions offer attendees the chance to hear three to four presentations from leading researchers in the field. The content of symposia is entirely scientific, providing a look into cutting-edge research.

Virtual only/on-demand

  • PPT/Handout upload (required)
  • 60-minute asynchronous session, on-demand only
  • 10-15-minute video/audio recording of each speaker (required)
  • Presenters can organize their own Q&A sessions with individual zoom links or a virtual meet-up.

 All-access/in-person only

  • PPT/Handout upload (required)
  • 60-minute session presented live
  • 10-15-minute video/audio recording of each speaker (required)

Professional Development/Training

Professional Development Sessions

These sessions introduce attendees to topics and content that will further their growth in the field and are not tied directly to specific research. Professional development sessions are 60-minutes and are scheduled concurrently with symposia. These sessions will be offered either live at the convention as well as on-demand. 

 Virtual only/on-demand

  • PPT/Handout upload (required)
  • 60-minute asynchronous session, on-demand only
  • Presenters can organize their own Q&A sessions with individual zoom links or a virtual meet-up

All-access/in-person only 

  • PPT/Handout upload (required)
  • 60-minute session presented live


Workshops provide an intensive focus on a specific topic.  To allow for an in-depth learning experience, workshops are 2.5-4 hours long and can include various formats, including presentations, panels, debates, hands-on activities and demonstrations, roundtable discussions, etc. Workshops will be presented virtually as part of the convention program.  They will be scheduled during the two weeks leading up to the first day of the in-person program as well as some being presented live during the convention.

Virtual only/on-demand

  • PPT/Handout upload (required)
  • 2-4-hour synchronous session in Zoom presented live (a couple of workshops will be accepted for live presentation in Atlanta)
  • Sessions will be scheduled virtually February 6-21, 2023, prior to the convention
  • Will be recorded and available on-demand 

All-access/in-person only 

  • PPT/Handout upload (required)
  • 2-4-hour live presentations (a couple of workshops will be accepted for in-person, in Atlanta)

Other Programming Types


As part of the SPSP Annual Convention, leaders in the field organize day-long mini-conferences focused on specific areas of study and research. These preconferences (scheduled to be in person as well as virtual) kick off the convention and give attendees the unique opportunity to gather with colleagues who share their academic and research interests. These sessions can include speakers, discussions, networking lunches with experts, and poster presentations.

Note: Registration for Preconferences will continue to be merged with convention registration.  

Invited Sessions

The sessions will cover timely issues important to the psychological sciences, ranging from national policy discussions to conversations on big data and evolutionary processes.

Constellation Program

The Constellation Program honoree will be selected each year by the SPSP Convention Committee. This program honors luminary figures in social and personality psychology. This year's honoree is Mahzarin R. Banajii. The theme of the Constellation program (Previously the Legacy Award) is to trace the impact of the senior scholar's seminal contribution or body of work to contemporary work through a series of events as follows:

  • Constellation Symposium

    This will be a symposium that pairs Mahzarin R. Banaji with two or three active researchers whose work builds upon the honoree's work. Mahzarin R. Banaji will have the opportunity to address the audience in any format they like for half of the symposium's allotted time. The rest of the symposium time will be devoted to presentations by the two contemporary researchers who will present more traditional research talks that highlight how their work can be traced back to Mahzarin R. Banaji's seminal contribution(s).
  • Constellation Presentations

    Submissions accepted for the convention will have the option to include a Constellation tag during the submission process. Using this tag with your accepted submission will signify all the work that Mahzarin R. Banaji continues to touch. One of the unique features of the Constellation Program is that it allows presenters to self-identify their work as being part of the honoree's legacy. Common reasons to identify work as part of the Constellation Program include being connected to the honoree as a former student/postdoc/student of a student/etc., or relying on concepts, theories, and findings strongly associated with the awardee. We are asking submitters to identify this during the submission process so the digital program can include the "Constellation" tag alongside other keywords in order to enhance recognition of the honoree across all presentation types. 

SPSP Policy Reminders:

  • A presenter (first author, presenter, chair, co-chair) may be included on one submission only for each presentation type: A) Single Presenter (Poster, Research Spotlight, Data Blitz, and so on…), B) Symposium, C) Undergraduate, and D) Professional Development. If an individual is found to be the primary presenter (first author, presenter, chair, co-chair) on more than one submission of each type, all associated submissions will be voided before review. 
  • Individuals may be co-authors in more than one submission.
  • An individual can be accepted as a main presenter (or first author) for a maximum of two submissions as follows: one submission in the Science category (symposium or single presenter) and one submission in the Professional Development category (60-minute session or Deep Dive Workshop). If a presenter's symposium submission AND single presenter submission are both selected by review panels, the single presenter submission will be declined, and the symposium will be included in the program.
  • All chairs/speakers/presenters must be members of SPSP for 2023 and paid registrants to participate in the convention program. Speakers must register by the early bird deadline (date to come). 
  • You will be asked to choose a specific presentation format (in-person or virtual on-demand). You will not be able to make changes to your presentation format after acceptances are sent in late September/early October although you may withdraw your submission if you so choose.
  • All presenters will be required to upload a PDF of their presentation slides (if applicable) and an audio/video recording of their presentation by February 14, 2023. Providing your materials in advance allows access to all the research being presented regardless of registration format, time zone, and competing events.