SESPSociety of Experimental Social Psychology


Conference Information
Note: This page was posted for the 2014 SESP conference.

Details on the 2015 conference (to be held September 24-26 in Denver, Colorado) will be posted by March 31, 2015.

Downtown Columbus, Ohio - photo from Ohio Tourism Division

SESP 2014 will be held October 2-4 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. This is the 50th annual meeting of SESP! The hotel is adjacent to the Short North Arts District and the Arena District, within walking distance of over 300 dining and entertainment venues. Highlights include:

  • The diverse ethnic cuisine, unique gifts, and specialized produce of the North Market (less than a block from the hotel)
  • The eclectic shops, art galleries, and restaurants of the Short North Arts District
  • The restaurants, pubs, and green space surrounding Nationwide Arena in the Arena District. See our Dining Guide for more information.

The Saturday of SESP will fall on the monthly Gallery Hop in the Short North Arts District, including traditional and non-traditional art venues, street performers, and venders.

Ohio State University Buckeyes

This year, the Ohio State University (OSU) is the host institution, and the OSU Social Psychology PhD program will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during the SESP conference weekend. Local conference organizers are Duane Wegener and Rich Petty. For a historical record of SESP sites, see the Conference Hosts page.

The Conference Program

The SESP program committee was chaired by Lowell Gaertner and included Jennifer Crocker, David Dunning, and Wendy Berry Mendes. A final conference program is now available.

In addition to the main conference events on Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4, several preconferences will be held:

Sunday, October 5, will also feature a special OSU reunion event.