SESPSociety of Experimental Social Psychology


Conference Information

Every autumn, SESP holds a conference open to its members and their guests. Each meeting is hosted by one or more academic institutions within the same geographic area, and the meeting site varies from year to year depending upon where the host institutions are located. For a historical record of SESP sites, see the Conference Hosts page. The 2014 conference will be the 50th SESP meeting!

Downtown Columbus, Ohio - photo from Ohio Tourism Division

SESP 2014 will be held October 2-4 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown. 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

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.

Symposia Submissions

The program committee is now accepting applications for symposia to be presented at the meeting. To learn more about the submission process, see the Symposium Proposal Form. The deadline for submission is May 28, 2014.

Hotel Reservations

To receive a discounted conference rate, reservations must be made through the Hilton Columbus web site by September 10, 2014.