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 early July. Registration fees will be $395 through September 12, then will increase to $420. Registration costs cover a Thursday evening reception, light breakfasts and breaks, lunches on Friday and Saturday, and a dinner cruise on the Spirit Cruise Line on Saturday night.
This year's Program Committee includes Jeff Sherman (Chair), Niall Bolger, Cheryl Kaiser, and Julia Minson (Boston representative). The window for submitting proposals has closed and the committee will be announcing its programming decisions very soon.

Several preconferences will be held prior to the Thursday evening opening reception of SESP:

Person Memory Interest Group
October 9-12, organized by David Hamilton, Steven Stroessner, and Jacqueline Chen. Registration for this event is separate from your SESP registration and must be done through the PMIG website.

Attraction and Close Relationships Preconference
October 12, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, organized by Jim McNulty and Nickola Overall. You may register for this event at the same time you register for the main SESP conference for an additional fee of $110.

Groups Preconference
October 12, at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, organized by Jonathan Kunstman, Adam PearsonKyle Ratner, and Kimberly Rios. You may register for this event at the same time you register for the main SESP conference for an additional fee of $110.

Women's Leadership Workshop
October 12, 1-5 pm at the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel, run by Camille Johnson. An extra $30 fee is required when you register for this event along with your SESP conference registration.

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