Annual Conference

The SESP 2017 conference will be held at Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel in Boston, MA October 12-14, 2017. The local conference organizers are Keith Maddox and Carey Morewedge.

The SESP meeting is generally open to SESP members only, but each SESP member in attendance may sponsor one guest, and non-member speakers whose symposia are accepted may attend without sponsorship. Registration for the conference itself will open in June.
This year's Program Committee includes Jeff Sherman (Chair), Niall Bolger, Cheryl Kaiser, and Julia Minson (Boston representative).

As always, members and non-members are invited to submit symposia. We are particularly interested in symposia that provide new ways of looking at topics, that include both established as well as younger members of SESP, and that attempt to link areas of interest that are not normally connected.

To propose a symposium, please submit an overall symposium title and abstract, along with titles, abstracts, and affiliations for each presenting author.

Some rules:
1. The chair or presenter can be a SESP member or nonmember, but *no graduate students* are permitted to serve as symposium chairs or presenters (though they may be co-authors). Current graduate students who will complete the Ph.D. by September may serve as presenters.
2. The first author is the person who presents at the symposium.  A person can only be a presenter once (but can be a co-author on other papers at the SESP conference).
3. A symposium consists of four presentations. Most symposia do not have discussants, because the total time of the symposium will be relatively brief -- around 70 minutes.
The symposium submission portal is now open, and submissions will be accepted through May 29, 2017. We ask for an overall abstract, as well as abstracts for each presentation (no more than 250 words each).

Hotel reservations are now being accepted at the Westin Boston Waterfront. We have secured a room rate of $269 per night, which will be available through September 4, 2017 (or until our room block is sold). Reserve a room online, or call 1-800-937-8461 (be sure to mention SESP).

We look forward to seeing you in Boston in October!

Looking ahead: SESP 2018 will be in Seattle, WA, October 4-6, 2018
We are looking for future sites for SESP -- if you are interested in hosting in 2019 or beyond, please email Monica Biernat at