The Society for the
Study of Social Issues



The 2017 SPSSI Conference will be held at Hotel Albuquerque.

Hotel Albuquerque
800 Rio Grande Blvd., NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at Hotel Albuquerque at the discounted rate of $119 and $99 for graduate students. The cutoff date for booking at the group rate is May 24th or when the room block fills up. Click here to book your room at the group rate and if you’re a graduate student, click here

The one-day 2017 SPSSI Policy Workshop Preconference in Albuquerque will take place on Thursday, June 22, the day before the start of the SPSSI Conference. Registration fees are $25 for students and $50 for non-students. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know if my submission has been accepted? 
Typically, decisions will be emailed by early March. The number of submissions vary year to year so we appreciate your patience. 

Is travel assistance is available?
We are proud to offer various travel grants. Learn more by visiting our travel grants page.

When is registration open? 
Registration typically opens in late March. Members will be notified via e-mail and registration links will be posted on this page. 

Is a single-day registration available?
Yes. These rates will be available soon. 

Can I bring a guest to my session?
We will have guest passes available at the registration desk. They are valid for 1 session and must be returned after. 

2016 Summer Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota
June 24-26, 2016

“Giving psychology away: Sharing research through teaching, interdisciplinary collaboration, and public engagement” -- This year’s theme will emphasize ways in which we can make the results of psychological research available to a wide range of audiences. The conference will offer a forum for the exchange of research findings, scholarly and pedagogical ideas, and social action.  SPSSI members are well-positioned to share our work in ways that can help make meaningful changes in areas of national and global concern, such as climate change and the future of the planet, racism and intergroup relations, growing income inequality, health and health care, and education.  Please join us in Minneapolis for the stimulating and collegial atmosphere for which SPSSI conferences are known and appreciated.

June 24-26, 2016, at the Commons Hotel on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Information about registration and about how to submit proposals for symposia, papers, and posters will be available soon.

The Commons Hotel, Minneapolis

View conference program

Past SPSSI Conferences:

We are also proud to join with the European Association for Social Psychology (EASP) to co-sponsor small joint meetings on selected topics.


Research that produces nothing but books will not suffice.
                                                                                                                    - Kurt Lewin