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We are very excited to invite you to the SPSSI Biennial Conference in New Orleans, June 24-27, 2010 at the Intercontinental Hotel. New Orleans is an exciting and historic city known around the world for its musical innovation and rich cultural heritage. In recent years it has become a much-watched center of urban investment and community renewal following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. In many ways, the post-Katrina saga of New Orleans includes a microcosm of SPSSI issues from caregiving to receiving care to theory and research on a wide range of related social justice issues. We have lined up a number of outstanding scholars to present their ground breaking research on various aspects of the conference theme.  In addition, the program will include symposia, interactive discussions, 15-minute presentations, and poster presentations. This year offers an exciting new pre-conference workshop brought to you by the SPSSI Early Careers Committee.

New additions
We are also pleased to announce that the Early Careers Pre-conference Workshop will be taking place on 24 June and will include topics such as ‘how to apply your research to public policy’ and ‘developing grant-writing strategies’. Application details will be available online January 5. More information can be found at www.spssi.org/earlycareerscholars.

Call for proposals
•    Symposia (90 minutes)
Symposium presentations included 3 to 4 talks on a common topic. Proposals should include a symposium title (10 words maximum), a summary of the symposium theme (300 words maximum), as well as titles (10 words maximum) and summaries (300-word maximum) of the expected contribution of each participant. Please include all author names, titles, affiliations, and contact information.
•    Interactive Discussions (1 hour)
In this new format, two presenters will open a discussion on a topic relevant to the conference theme with brief remarks and facilitate an interactive discussion with the audience. Proposals must include a title (10 words maximum) and summary (300 word max). Please include all author names, titles, affiliations, and contact information.
•    15-minute Presentations
Individual proposals, including empirical reports, will be submitted as 15 minute spoken presentations. Proposals must include a title (10 words maximum) and summary (300 words max). Please include all author names, titles, affiliations, and contact information.
•    Poster Presentations
Individual proposals, including empirical reports, will be presented in poster sessions. Proposals must include a title (10 words max) and a summary (300 words max). Please include all author names, titles, affiliations, and contact information.

Convention program co-chairs
If you have specific questions about the conference, please feel free to contact:  
Stephanie Fryberg, Ph.D., Department of Psychology • University of Arizona •1503 E University Blvd • Tucson, AZ 85721 • 520-626-9730 • fryberg@u.arizona.edu
Lisa Leslie, Ph.D., Carlson School of Management • University of Minnesota • 321 19th Ave S • Minneapolis, MN  55455 • 612-624-4171 • lmleslie@umn.edu

Locations and accommodations
For questions or suggestions about conference accommodations or logistics, please contact Local Convention Co-Chairs Laurie O’Brien, Ph.D., lobrien2@tulane.edu, Lisa Molix, Ph.D., lmolix@tulane.edu, and Janet Ruscher, Ph.D., ruscher@tulane.edu.

For more information visit www.spssi.org/neworleans2010

We look forward to see you all in New Orleans in 2010!

 


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