Annual Conference

The SESP 2018 conference will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, WA October 4-6, 2018. The local conference organizers are Cheryl Kaiser, Sapna Cheryan, Kristina Olson, and Alex Czopp.

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 Kentaro Fujita (Chair), David Funder, Ashby Plant, and Ines Jurcevic (Seattle representative).

Our newly adopted Convention Code of Conduct is now available.


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.
THE PORTAL FOR SYMPOSIUM SUBMISSIONS IS NOW CLOSED. Watch for the conference program in late June!


Please be sure to make your hotel reservations as part of SESP's room blocks.

The conference will take place in the Grand Hyatt Seattle, where we have reserved a large number of rooms. Some additional rooms that include two beds are available at the nearby Hyatt Olive 8.

The nightly rate at both hotels is $259

We look forward to seeing you in Seattle in October!

Looking ahead:  SESP 2019 will be in Toronto, Canada, October 17-19. We are also seeking future sites for SESP -- if you are interested in hosting in 2020 or beyond, please email Monica Biernat at

Looking back: A history of SESP conference locations