Registration Information

SWPA does not have separate registration and dues. Rather, we combine both fees. If you register for the convention then you automatically become a member. There are three categories:

  • Professional Member
  • Student Member
  • Non-Member

How to Register

Submission Information

SWPA offers abstract submissions for talks, posters, symposia, and workshops. We also have student research competitions. Additionally, the convention hosts four affiliate organizations: SAMR, SWToP, Psi Chi, and SCBNA.

How to Submit an Abstract

Hotel and Trip Information

This year SWPA will utilize three separate hotels, each offering excellent rates. The hotels are:

  • Hotel Albuquerque
  • Hotel Chaco
  • Best Western - Rio Grande Inn

How to Book a Hotel

When you are not spending time at the conference, be sure to take advantage of all Albuquerque has to offer!

Learn about Things to Do

Conference Theme

Psychology: From the Lab to the Labyrinth

Bridging the gap between the highly controlled conditions of the laboratory and the uncontrolled conditions of the real world

April 5-7, 2019

Hotel Albuquerque

Albuquerque, New Mexico

SWPA Invited Speakers

Dr. Debra Hope

"How Community Partnerships Enhance Research: Preliminary Findings with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Communities"

Dr. Chris Fore

"The Future of Psychology and Technology"

Dr. Terri Messman-Moore

"Revictimization and Cumulative Abuse Impact Emotion Dysregulation and Psychopathology"

SWPA Professional Symposium

Deception: Research, Practice, and Theory

Dr. Drew Curtis

"Pseudologia Phantastica Pathological Lying: A Theory"

Dr. Chris Hart

"Research on Deception: Who Lies?"

Dr. Jason Dunham

"Malingering and Deception in Forensic Evaluations"

Psi Chi Invited Speaker

Dr. R. Eric Landrum

"The Psychology Major from the Classroom to the Workforce -- Do We Bridge the Gap for the Majority of Our Graduates? (Hint: No)"

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

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