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Registration is Now Open for SPSSI's 2024 Summer Conference
 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania!
Friday, June 21 – Sunday, June 23, 2024

Frontiers of Justice:
Using Psychological Science to
Reinvigorate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

In recent years, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts have been under attack in the U.S. and globally, resulting in: bans on transgender health care and transgender people’s participation in civic life, the dismantling of affirmative action in the U.S., challenges to reproductive freedom, and political pushback against critical race theory, as well as diversity education and training more broadly. These attacks adversely affect individuals and communities, particularly those who are already structurally vulnerable. Psychological science is a useful tool to confront attacks on DEI and fight against the misinformation that often fuels these debates.

However, psychological science as a field faces challenges that are both internal and external. Namely, those external to the field may believe that the topics we research are overly political and/or unscientific. Within the field, however, the focus on scientific rigor in the wake of the replication crisis may inadvertently exclude or appear exclusionary toward applied and critical work–or even research on social issues more generally. SPSSI and its members stand at the intersection of these conflicts. The focus of this conference is to critically examine these conflicts, broadening notions about what is included in “psychological science,” what is defined as “rigorous,” and what possibilities lie in diversity science that foregrounds concerns with justice.

Conference Registration is Now Open!

Did you know, across conference rates, it is often cheaper to join SPSSI and register at the member rate? Join SPSSI today to take advantage of this valuable offer!

Please note the last day for early bird rates
will be May 15th.

In an ongoing effort to meet the economic needs of our many constituencies, SPSSI is pleased to continue a special category of rates for the 2024 Summer Conference.  SPSSI's Regional rates apply to conference attendees residing in the Caribbean, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. Across all rates, further reductions or hardship requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


2024 Travel Grant Programs are Open!

Learn more about our programs today, open to various students, early career scholars, and international scholars.  SPSSI travel funds may be used to cover all conference-related expenses including conference registration, economy transportation, lodging, and approved meal expenses.  All travel grants are awarded following the conference only in the form of post-expense reimbursement upon submission of all receipts, and expense form completion.  Exclusions: Applicants are able to submit to more than one program.  However, no more than one type of travel grant will be given to an individual.The application deadline for all travel funding grants is April 15, 2024. 

Conference Hotel Information

Philadelphia Marriott Old City One Dock Street Philadelphia, PA 19106

SPSSI's Room Block is Open!  This Summer's conference will be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Old City. We have a limited number of rooms available at a discounted group rate of $219 for non-students and $179 for students.  Our room block always fills up so be sure to book early.  Please note rooms are subject to availability.  Questions about reservations?  Contact  

Preconference Workshops

The 2024 SPSSI Policy Preconference Workshop:
Campaigning for Justice: Skills and Strategies to Advance Policies Centering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Thursday, June 20

The 2024 SPSSI Graduate Student Committee Preconference Workshop:
The Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - and How Accessibility and Retention are Often Left Out 
Thursday, June 20

The Committee on Academic Feminist Psychology
4th Institute for Academic Feminist Psychologists
Tuesday, June 18 - Thursday, June 20, 2024

Read the SPSSI Code of Conduct
Policy and Procedures

SPSSI's 2024 Summer Conference Co-Chairs:

SPSSI 2024 Conference Co-Chair
Germine "Gigi" Awad
University of Michigan
SPSSI 2024 Conference Co-Chair
Sarah Herrmann
Weber State University


Past SPSSI Conferences:

SPSSI presents special programming each year at the APA Convention as well. Find more information here.

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