Special Events

Don't miss these complimentary SPR events at the 2012 Annual Meeting! All events are still accepting participants, but pre-registration is required.

Education and Training Committee Roundtable Discussion (Thursday, September 20, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.):
Seats are limited. If you'd like to attend one of the available roundtables, please email Amy Bayer (spr@reesgroupinc.com) by Wednesday, September 5. You must be registered for the conference in order to register for the roundtables. Please include the discussion group you'd like to attend in your email:

  • Emotion Elicitation in the Lab (Arvid Kappas & Sylvia Kreibig) - FULL
  • Impedance Cardiography (Kristen Salomon & Mustafa al'absi) - FULL
  • Methodological Challenges in Aging Research (Louise Hawkley & Robert Levenson) - FULL
  • Multimodal Brain Imaging (Stefan Debener & Joseph Dien) - FULL
  • Optical Imaging (Monica Fabiani & Gabriele Gratton)
  • Studying Social Interactions in Neuroscience/Psychophysiological Lab Settings (Eric Vanman & Catherine Norris) - FULL

Early Career Conversation Hour (Thursday, September 20, 8:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m.):
This event is free but pre-registration is required. If you have questions about this event or would like to RSVP, please contact Robin Nusslock by e-mail at nusslock@northwestern.edu. The deadline to register for this event is Wednesday, September 5.

Women in Science & Education Lunch Box Discussion (Friday, September 21, 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m.):
The Committee to Promote Student Interests will be hosting a luncheon focused on Women in Science and Education. All SPR members, including men, are invited to attend this free event. This year we are pleased to present social psychologist Dr. Jane Stout from the University of Colorado. Dr. Stout's presentation will delve into her work on the role that group belonging plays in women opting in and out of science related fields. Specifically, in addition to talking about the latest findings in STEM research, we will discuss the role that belonging plays in women pursuing careers in science, buffers in place that lead to a sense of alienation, aswell as ways to heighten women's sense of belonging in SPR and science related fields more generally. In addition to this year's presentation, we will also be starting up a mentorship program where senior graduate students and post-docs have an opportunity to meet with senior faculty to ask questions and seek advice about being on the job market and pursuing careers in academia.

To inquire about participating in the W.I.S.E. committee, the mentorship program, or the luncheon more generally, please contact Erika Henry (Erika.Henry@colorado.edu). Also, please RSVP for the luncheon by Wednesday, September 5 so we can provide the appropriate amount of food and drink!

Special Interest Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners:
A Special Interest Breakfast for Faculty at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions will be held on Saturday, September 22, at 8:30 a.m. Please email Rebecca Compton at rcompton@haverford.edu by Thursday, September 20 to reserve your seat.

A Special Interest Lunch on Deception Detection Research will be held on Friday, September 21, from 12:30 p.m-2:00 p.m. at a location to be determined. To RSVP or further questions can be directed to Frank Marchak at fmarchak@vradc.com by Thursday, September 20 to reserve your seat.