2023 SWPA Convention

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center

Frisco, Texas

March 31, 2023 - April 2, 2023

Hotel Exterior

Registration Information

SWPA combines registration and dues into a single fee. If you register for the convention then you automatically become a member. There are two categories:

  • Professional Member
  • Student Member
Online Registration OPEN NOW!
***Online registration will be closed after March 20th.
***Only on-site registration will be available after this date.

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.

Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to November 20th, 2022

How to Submit an Abstract

Sign up to be a reviewer!

Hotel and Trip Information

This year SWPA will be hosted at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel & Convention Center in Frisco, TX.

Book a Hotel at Embassy Suites by Hilton NOW!

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

Learn about Things to Do


Dr. Jeffrey N. Rouder
Professor and Falmagne Endowed Chair - University of California, Irvine

Keynote Address

Jeff Rouder received degrees in physics, cultural anthropology and in mathematical behavioral sciences (an interdisciplinary program across the social sciences) on his way to becoming a cognitive psychologist.  Dr. Rouder has found a calling at the interface of science and statistics.  He endeavors to understand how evidence may be stated for psychological law and regularities.  Dr. Rouder has published over 120 articles and is best known for his work with hierarchical models, evidence-accumulation models, individual differences, and Bayes factor.  He currently holds the Falmagne Chair in Mathematical Psychology at The University of California, Irvine and is a Mercator Fellow of the "Statistics and Mathematics in Psychology" program in Germany.

Dr. David J. Purpura
Purdue University - Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Keynote Address

David Purpura is a Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University and he is the Director of the Center for Early Learning--a research, practice, and policy center focused on improving educational opportunities for children birth to 8 years old. His research is focused on integrating developmental, cognitive, and educational psychology to better understand how young children learn math and how best to provide instruction that fits naturally into existing school and home activities.

Dr. Martha W. Alibali
University of Wisconsin-Madison - Department of Psychology

Keynote Address

Martha W. Alibali is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Psychology and Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and she is a principal investigator at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research. She conducts research at the interface of developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, and mathematics education. Her primary line of research investigates mathematical learning and development, with a special focus on the roles of gesture and action in mathematical cognition. She is a past recipient of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Prize from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. She has served as the Chair of the Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society and as a panel member for the National Academies of Science, Engineering & Medicine.

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.

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