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 be hosted at the Omni Frisco Hotel.

How to Book a Hotel

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

Learn about Things to Do

Conference Theme

Pathways to Discovery

April 3-5, 2020

Omni Frisco Hotel

Frisco, Texas

SWPA Invited Speakers 2019

(2020 to be announced)

Dr. Debra Hope

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

Dr. Chris Fore

"Culture, Technology, and Training Issues within Psychology"

Dr. Terri Messman-Moore

"It Just Doesn’t Add Up: The Role of Emotion Dysregulation in the Synergistic Effects of Cumulative Trauma"

APA Invited Speaker

Dr. Julio Ramirez

"Are Broken Brains Doomed to Dysfunction?"

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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