Socials & Receptions


First Time Attendees Welcome Reception
Wednesday, 6 – 7 PM
(HR) Hanover CD

First time at the SPSP Annual Convention? Join us for the First Time Attendees Welcome Reception for some refreshments and mingling with convention “regulars.” Conventions can be large and overwhelming, let our seasoned repeat attendees give you some tips and tricks to make the most of your experience in Atlanta. We hope to see you there! *Drink tickets accepted.*


Opening Reception
Thursday, 4:30 – 6 PM
(HR) Grand Hall

Join us immediately following preconferences at the Opening Reception. Hors d ‘oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Stop by to grab some food and a drink. Meet up with your colleagues as you browse the posters in #SPSP2018’s first poster session. *Drink tickets accepted.*


Awards Ceremony & Reception
Thursday, 6 – 7 pm
(HR) Centennial I & II

This year, the Awards Ceremony honoring the 2017 SPSP and FPSP Award recipients will feature light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar to honor and congratulate this year’s winners on their achievements. Drink tickets (if chosen during convention registration) can be redeemed at this event. Stop by and congratulate all of the 2017 winners. *Drink tickets accepted.*


NEW This Year!  SPlish SPlash, a Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium
Thursday, 7:30 – 10 PM
Georgia Aquarium

SPSP will host a networking reception at the Georgia Aquarium. Hors d’oeuvres are included and a cash bar will be available. One drink ticket is included with the price of the event ticket. Convention drink tickets can also be used at the cash bars. A special students only section will be available for students to meet and network. Join us to mingle and check out more species of fish than in any other aquarium in more than 10 million gallons of water. *Drink tickets accepted.*

*Tickets for this event are required* - Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance online and are available at the SPSP Store on Lower Level 2 in the Hyatt Regency.

Student Social Night, at SPlish SPlash
Thursday, 7:30 – 10 PM
Georgia Aquarium

Take some time out of your busy conference schedule to relax and socialize with your student peers at the Aquarium Networking Reception in the Georgia Aquarium on Thursday night. Join us for food, fun, and all the fish. A complimentary drink will be offered to all ticket holders. Hors D’Oeuvres will also be served. *Drink tickets accepted.*

Student tickets are subsidized partially by Sona Systems and Millisecond Software.

 *Tickets for this event are required* - Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance online and are available at the SPSP Store on Lower Level 2 in the Hyatt Regency.

Non-Academic Employee Social Hour, Sponsored by Disney Research
Friday, 5:15 - 6:15 PM
(HR) Hanover Hall FG

Join us for discussions on improving connections with government and industry organizations and how to connect with those employed outside of academia in the popular Non-Academic Employee Social Hour. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. RSVP is not required. Special thank you to our sponsor for this event, Disney Research. *Drink tickets accepted.*


Early Career Mentoring Happy Hour

Friday, 5:15 – 6:15 PM
(HR) Hanover Hall CD

What do you get when you combine a little information, a lot of experience and a dash of fun? Early Career Happy Hour! Come connect with fellow early career members and talk with mentors during a happy hour session at the SPSP convention.

*Pre-registration for this event is required. *


LGBT & Ally Networking Reception
Friday, 5:15 – 6:15 PM
(HR) Regency Ballroom V

Are you a member or an ally of the LGBT community? Come to the LGBT & Ally Networking Reception, hosted by the GLBT Alliance in Social and Personality Psychology (GASP), on Friday evening to discuss challenges, successes, and research surrounding topics of sexual orientation, gender, and identity in the field of social personality psychology. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided and a cash bar will also be available. Meet new friends, catch up with old ones, or find a colleague to collaborate. *Drink tickets accepted.*


PSPR Editors’ Reception
Friday, 5:15 – 6:15 PM
(HR) Hanover Hall E

Come thank the outgoing editors of PSPB for all of their hard work and join us in welcoming the incoming editors into their positions! A cash bar and light hors d'oeuvres will be available. *Drink tickets will be accepted.*


Diversity Reception
Friday, 6 – 7 pm
(HR) Regency Ballroom VII

Join the Diversity and Climate Committee for a reception to honor the Diversity Fund Graduate Travel winners and the Diversity Fund Undergraduate Travel Registration Award winners. This reception brings together graduate and undergraduate students from underrepresented groups and senior social and personality psychologists whom they admire, and whose work has influenced their own intellectual development. If you identify as a member of an underrepresented group within the SPSP Convention, or your work focuses on research concerning these groups, join the DCC for drinks and light refreshments! The reception is open to all interested in attending. *Drink tickets accepted.*


SPPS Editorial Board Happy Hour, Sponsored by the SPPS Consortium, by Invitation Only
Friday, 5:15 – 6:15 PM
(HR) Chicago AB

In appreciation of the valuable service they provide to the journal, SPPS would like to invite the editors and editorial board members to enjoy some refreshments on us.


SISPP Reunion, by Invitation Only
Friday, 5:15 – 6:15 PM
(HR) Regency VI

Were you an attendee, instructor, or organizer of a past SISPP? Stop by this reception to say hello to old friends in your cohort and share stories about your summer with other cohorts.


Closing Reception
Saturday, 6:45 - 8 pm
(HR) Grand Hall

The final poster session of the day on will have light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar included to allow attendees to meet, network and mingle one last time before heading home. *Drink tickets accepted.*