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Thursday, October 13, 2022

SESP 2022 Philadelphia

Start Date: 10/13/2022 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 10/15/2022 10:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Loews Philadelphia Hotel

1200 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  United States  19107

Event Website: https://www.sesp.org/annualconference

Organization Name: SESP

Steven Stroessner, SESP Executive Officer
Email: ss233@ucla.edu
Phone: (718) 637-7696

SESP 2022 will be in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from October 13-15, 2022, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel. (Note that this location has been moved from Ft. Lauderdale, FL due to mandated repairs at the original hotel).

The SESP meeting is open to SESP members and all post-docs and faculty who self-identify as social psychologists. Graduate students may attend by being sponsored by a current member of SESP. 

The registration deadline for early-bird pricing ($395) is September 1. Registration fees after September 1 will be $425. Registration costs cover a Thursday evening reception, light breakfasts and breaks, lunches on Friday and Saturday, a Saturday night reception, and conference costs.
This year's Program Committee includes Nick Rule (Chair), Lora Park, and Kerri Johnson.

Please examine our Convention Code of Conduct if you plan to attend SESP 2022.


If you are a SESP member, please login to your account at the Member Login site to the left (your email address is your username), then click on "SESP 2022" under "Event Calendar" on the upper right side of the page to begin the registration process. You may also want to pay your yearly dues at the same time you register -- look for the "renew membership" box when you begin registration.

If you are NOT a SESP member, you may register here Or use the "SESP 2022" link appearing under "Event Calendar" at the SESP main page). If you are a graduate student, will be prompted to indicate the name of your SESP member host. Your host must attend the SESP 2022 meeting. 


You will need to book accommodations directly with the hotel, using this link

These heavily-discounted room rates will be available until Monday, September 14 (unless we sell out our room block prior to this date). Be sure to book as early as possible to secure your room.

We will be following guidance from the State of Pennsylvania and hotel rules regarding COVID-19 precautions. All SESP 2022 attendees will be asked to confirm that they have been vaccinated against COVID-19.


As always, members and non-members are invited to submit proposals for symposia. We invite submissions from all PhD-level social psychologists from all backgrounds and especially encourage submissions by individuals from underrepresented and historically excluded groups. When preparing proposals, we invite people to read our statement on equity, diversity, and inclusion (see https://www.sesp.org/index.asp)
We are particularly interested in symposia examining new topics, offering novel approaches to longstanding issues, and linking areas of research not typically connected. We encourage panels including both established and younger members of SESP and speakers from diverse backgrounds and different types of institutions.

Symposia Guidelines
1. The chair and presenters can be SESP members or nonmembers with Ph.D.s. Unfortunately, graduate students cannot present talks or chair symposia (though they may be listed as co-authors). However, current graduate students who complete their Ph.D. by September 2022 may give talks and serve as symposia chairs.
2. The first author is the person who presents at the symposium. An individual can only serve as a first author on only ONE paper, but they can be a co-author and/or non-presenter on other papers in the conference. Symposia proposals that include speakers presenting in multiple sessions may be declined. It is the responsibility of the symposium chair to confirm that all suggested speakers are volunteering to present in only ONE session.
3. A symposium generally consists of FOUR presentations. It is up to the chair whether to add a discussant to the four presentations or not (typically, most symposia do not have discussants as the total time of sessions will be only 70 minutes).
4. All symposia chairs and presenters are expected to register and pay associated fees for the conference.  The symposium organizer should ensure that all presenters are aware of this.
Please download and complete the Symposium Proposal Form, save it as a pdf, and upload it to the Symposium Proposal Portal. The proposal form asks for an overall title and abstract for the symposium and titles and abstracts for each individual presentation (no more than 250 words each).

Proposals will be accepted through July 15, 2022. Notifications will be made by the end of July.


  Person Memory Interest Group (PMIG): 
The Person Memory Interest Group invites researchers in social cognition (broadly defined) to attend their preconference from Oct. 10-13. Meeting information and registration are available here. Person Memory is co-organized by Jackie Chen (jacqueline.chen@uconn.edu) and Gordon Moskowitz (gbm4@lehigh.edu). Contact Jackie and Gordon with any questions.

Looking ahead: SESP 2023 will be held in Madison, Wisconsin from October 12-14. We are also seeking future sites for SESP -- if you are interested in hosting in 2024 or beyond, please email Steve Stroessner at info@sesp.org

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 10/15/2022 6:00 PM

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