SWPA 2018 Convention

The 2018 Convention will take place in Houston, Texas from April 13-15, 2018.

This year's convention is focused on applying psychological research to solve the challenges of tomorrow. These challenges may range from climate change to political divisiveness. For invited speakers, we have an excellent group of researchers with expertise in applying psychological concepts to challenging situations.

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SWPA Talk Sessions

SWPA talks will be 20 minutes in length. This will be 15 minutes for presentation and 5 minutes for Q&A.

We provide

  • AV cables to hook up to the projection system
  • Projection system for each room

We do not provide

  • laptops
  • clickers
  • speakers

SWPA Poster Sessions

SWPA poster sessions will last at least 1 hour, and will consist of approximately 30 - 50 individual posters depending on the session. Recommended poster sizes should range from 48" (wide) x 36" (tall) to as large as 54" (wide) x 42" (tall). Posters will be numbered in the program for convenience. Presenters should place their poster on the poster board corresponding to their assigned number in the program.

Need to print a poster on-site?

Hilton Americas-Houston has a FedEx Office in the hotel. Hours of operation, and contact information are listed below.

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday 7am until 7pm
Saturday and Sunday 7am until 4pm

William Allison
Event Solutions Consultant
Fedex Office
281-221-6029 (cell)

More information about the conference theme, and speakers:

Invited Speakers

SWPA Invited Speaker

SWPA Invited Speaker

Dr. Edward Maibach

George Mason University

Center for Climate Change Communication

Dr. Chris Crandall

University of Kansas

Department of Psychology



SWPA Invited Speaker

SWToP Invited Speaker

Dr. Conor Seyle

One Earth Future

Dr. Loreto Prieto

Iowa State University



SAMR Invited Speaker



Dr. Simine Vazire

University of California - Davis


Cancellation Policy

Individuals who pre-register for the convention may obtain full or partial refunds of the registration fee.

  • Full refund if requested at least one month before the opening convention day.
  • 50% refund if requested one week to one month before the opening day.
  • No refund if requested less than one week before the convention begins.

Request a refund by e-mailing SWPA Treasurer, Dr. Tom Faulkenberry (faulkenberry@tarleton.edu).

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