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SPSSI's 2020 Summer Conference Call for Proposals is Open!

Making the Invisible Visible: Transformative Research and Social Action

During times of social and political upheaval, the most vulnerable members of society are often silenced and rendered invisible. At this very moment, Indigenous communities are standing strong to defend their lands and traditional ways of life; historically oppressed groups (e.g., black, brown, women, trans, religious minorities) are confronting violence, hate crimes, police brutality, and institutionalized discrimination. We, as scientists, activists, and policymakers, cannot be complacent. We have a responsibility to make space for these voices and to work with these communities to build healthy, thriving societies. This year’s SPSSI conference aims to make visible the social, cultural, and political structures that threaten to dehumanize and, in some cases, erase the futures of vulnerable populations. We invite contributions that range from traditional empirical and policy approaches to those that problematize and push the boundaries of research to undo injustice and transform society.

June 26-28, 2020 | Embassy Suites Denver

Submission Types:

SYMPOSIA (70 minutes): Symposium presentations include 3 to 4 talks on a common topic. Proposals must include a symposium title (10-word max), a summary of the symposium theme (200-word max), titles (10-word max) and summaries (200-word max) of each participant’s work, and contact information for all presenters.

INTERACTIVE DISCUSSIONS (70 minutes): In this format, presenters give briefs remarks and facilitate an interactive discussion on a topic relevant to the conference theme. Proposals must include a title (10-word max), a summary (200-word max), and contact information for all presenters.

INDIVIDUAL PRESENTATIONS: Individual proposals, including empirical reports, may be submitted as 15-MINUTE PRESENTATIONS. Proposals must include a title (10-word max), a summary (200-word max), and contact information for all authors.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS: Individual proposals, including empirical reports, may be submitted as POSTERS. Proposals must include a title (10-word max), a summary (200-word max), and contact information for all authors.

Please note: Conference organizers strongly encourage submitting NO MORE than three presentations per author.  

  • To submit an abstract follow these steps:
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    • Click My Abstracts
    • Submit Abstract

DEADLINE: January 5, 2020

* There will be no deadline extension

2020 CONFERENCE CO-CHAIRS:
Laura BradyUniversity of Michigan
Arianne EasonUniversity of California, Berkeley


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.