SESPSociety of Experimental Social Psychology


Conference Information

Denver, Colorado

The 51st annual meeting of SESP will be held in the Mile High City of Denver, Colorado, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, September 24-26, 2015. Registration is now open!

Located in the heart of the city, the hotel is within walking distance of green space, bike trails, hip shopping, and farm-to-table dining, all against the backdrop of the beautiful Rocky Mountains!

Denver, Colorado

Highlights include:

  • The majestic Union Station, recently renovated and featuring a number of shops and restaurants.
  • The ample green space that permeates the city. Steps away from the hotel you'll find Civic Center Park, and just a short distance away you'll find City Park, Washington Park, and the Cherry Creek Path.
  • The Golden Triangle, which is home to many art galleries, the Clyfford Still Museum, and the Denver Art Museum, which is a marvel of modern architecture designed by Libeskind and the site of our dinner and reception Saturday night.
  • Denver's diverse neighborhoods, from the markets of Historic Larimer Square, to the posh night life of Lower Downtown; from the craft breweries of the Ballpark district to the eclectic restaurants and craft cocktail bars of the Lower Highlands.

Additionally, Denver boasts a number of hidden gems, including the Dikeou Collection, the Green Russell Speakeasy, and the Santa Fe Arts District. During the weekend of SESP, Denver will also host the Great American Beer Festival!

Conference Registration

The SESP meeting is open only to SESP members (members are elected to the organization) and their guests. Only SESP members who will be in attendance at the conference may sponsor a guest. Non-members who are speaking in accepted symposia at the conference are exempt from the member sponsorship rule.

Through August 24, 2015, registration for the main conference is $335 for members and guests. Fees for the Attraction and Groups preconferences are $85; for the Women’s Leadership conference, $25. Payment for the main conference includes lunches on Friday and Saturday, a dinner event at the Denver Art Museum on Saturday, light breakfasts, and receptions.

Late registration (after August 24) will be $375 for the main conference, and preconferences will jump in cost by $5.

Register for Conference Now

Note: Registration for the main conference, the Relationships and Groups preconferences, and the Women’s Leadership workshop can be accomplished through the single registration box above. The PMIG conference registration is handled separately through this page.

Denver, Colorado

The Conference Program

The SESP program committee is being chaired by Serena Chen, and includes Nilanjana Dasgupta, Roxane Cohen Silver, and Josh Correll. A preliminary program is available here.

Local organizers from Boulder/Denver include Leaf Van Boven (Chair), Chick Judd, Josh Correll, Lawrence Williams, Max Weisbuch, Kateri McCrae, and Peter McGraw.

In addition to the main conference events on Friday and Saturday, September 25 and 26, several preconferences will be held:

Hotel Reservations

The Grand Hyatt Denver is now taking hotel reservations. Click here to make online reservations, or call (888) 421-1442. Rooms are $179 for single or double occupancy. To receive the SESP room rate, reservations must be made by September 2, 2015.