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2018 Convention Theme:
Empirical Foundations of Personality Assessment


March 14-18, 2018
Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

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Registration
Promotional material with details about the 2018 Annual Convention will be sent to the SPA membership the first of December 2017. Participant convention registration includes all convention materials; refreshment breaks; the President's Welcoming Reception on Thursday evening, as well as the Closing Reception on Saturday evening; entry to the scientific sessions, the master lectures, poster sessions, and the award presentations; and a collegial atmosphere to meet and interact with colleagues from around the world who are interested in personality assessment research and practice.

Convention registration can be completed by accessing the online registration form after the first week of December 2017 (Annual Convention tab, Register for the Convention link). For those who wish to send a check for payment, please use the downloadable form. To ensure your participation, please register early and take advantage of the advance registration fee. Cancellation Policy Cancellations will be accepted for the Annual Convention and/or a workshop, less a $75 administrative fee, until February 10, 2018. After that date no refunds will be granted.

Special Accommodations: SPA welcomes our colleagues with special needs to the convention. If you require specific accommodations covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please e-mail them to the Registrar assistant@spaonline.org no later than February 12, 2018.


Hotel Reservations
The SPA Annual Convention, March 14-18, 2018, will be held at the Washington Marriott Georgetown. The popular Dupont Circle is extremely close to the hotel, along with the Reagan National Airport that makes coming and going very conveneint..

Washington Marriott Georgetown
1221 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
Phone: 1-877-212-5752

Accommodations:
$219.00 Single/Double
Call hotel for suite information
Reservation deadline to receive the convention rate: TBA
Toll-free Reservations: 1-877-212-5752 Reservations Local Phone: 1-506-474-2009
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Transportation
These hotels do not provide shuttle service.


• Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - DCA
Airport Phone: +1 703-417-8000
Hotel direction: 5.4 miles N
Alternate transportation:
Bus service, fee: $17 USD (one way)
Estimated taxi fare: $15 USD  (one way)

• Washington Dulles International Airport - IAD
Airport Phone: +1 703-572-2700
Hotel direction: 25 miles SE
Alternate transportation:
Estimated taxi fare: $45 USD  (one way)

• Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - BWI
Airport Phone: +1 410-859-7111
Hotel direction: 33 miles SW
Alternate transportation:
Estimated taxi fare: $75 USD (one way)

Off-Site
Off-site parking, fee: $3.50 daily hourly
Valet Parking
Valet parking, fee: $49 daily



Travel Grants

Diversity Support Grant
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
As part of its overall commitment to diversity, SPA is now offering diversity support grants of up to $1000.00 (includes room rate for one night at the hotel of the Annual Convention location) to support ethnically diverse professionals or students involved in personality assessment who seek to attend the annual convention.

For Diversity Support Grant guidelines click here

Submit online application: Diversity Support Grant application


Early Career Travel Grants
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
In an effort to encourage and support the training and education of early career psychologists in personality assessment, the Society for Personality Assessment gives travel grants to defray the cost of attending the Annual Convention. Travel grants are available for amounts up to $500 (includes room for one night at the Annual Convention hotel). The remainder of the awarded grant balance will be given in the form of a check.

For Early Career Travel Grant guidelines click here

Submit online application: Early Career Travel Grant application


Early Career International Travel Grant
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
In an effort to encourage training of students and promote student participation in research and scholarly presentation in the area of personality assessment, the Society for Personality Assessment gives travel grants to international students who reside outside the United States who are attending the SPA Annual Convention. Travel grants are available for amounts up to $2000 (includes room for one night at the Annual Convention hotel). The remainder of the awarded grant balance will be given in the form of a check.

For Early Career International Travel Grant guidelines click here

Submit online application: Early Career International Travel Grant application


Student Travel Grants
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
In an effort to encourage training of students and promote student participation in research and scholarly presentation in the area of personality assessment, the Society for Personality Assessment gives travel grants to students attending the SPA Annual Convention. Travel grants will be given for one night’s lodging at the convention hotel.

For Student Travel Grant guidelines click here

Submit application: Student Travel Grant application.


International Student Travel Grants
Deadline: November 30 (each year)
In an effort to encourage training of students and promote student participation in research and scholarly presentation in the area of personality assessment, the Society for Personality Assessment gives travel grants to international students who reside outside the United States who are attending the SPA Annual Convention. Travel grants are available for amounts up to $750 (includes room for one night at the hotel of the Annual Convention location). The remainder of the awarded grant balance will be given in the form of a check.

For International Student Travel Grant guidelines click here

Submit application: International Student Travel Grant application.




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