2024 SPA Convention & Workshops

Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter | San Diego, CA

March 13 - 17, 2024

Schedule-at-a-Glance | Featured Lectures | Workshops | Full Schedule |  Pricing | Poster Awards | Convention Scholarships | Hotel Reservations | Wild Connections | Program Committee | Volunteer

The SPA Annual Convention for personality researchers and practitioners alike is a must-attend event. Stay updated with cutting-edge research, network with experts, enhance professional development, gain diverse perspectives, earn continuing education credits, and be part of an inspiring community. Join us and elevate your knowledge of personality assessment.

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Featured Lectures

More information on our Featured Lectures coming soon!

  


Workshops 

*Workshops will NOT be made available virtually. Please keep in mind that all times listed are in the Pacific Time Zone (PT)* 

Below you will find titles for Workshops by day. Click on workshop titles to access abstracts, learning outcomes, and additional information on presenters.  
Wednesday | March 13th
Half-Day Workshops: Morning 8:00 am - 11:45 am (PT)
Half-Day Workshops: Afternoon 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm (PT)
Full-Day Workshops: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (PT)
Thursday | March 14th 
Half-Day Workshops: Morning 8:00 am - 11:45 am (PT)
Friday | March 15th 
Half-Day Workshops: Afternoon 1:00 pm - 4:15 am (PT)
Sunday | March 17th
Half-Day Workshops: Morning 8:30 am - 12:30 pm (PT)


Pricing

Convention Scholarships are now closed. 

*Member pricing is based on individual membership status at the time of the event. At this time, the SPA Annual Convention does not provide the option to join/renew and register in the same transaction. However, you will be given the option to join/renew prior to starting registration when you click the registration link. If you have never been a member and would like to register for the SPA Annual Convention at the member rate, please create a profile and join prior to registering.

In-Person Tickets 
Member Type Early Registration Rate* (Now - 1/23/24) Regular Registration Rate* (1/24/24 - 2/28/24)

Late Registration Rate* (2/29/24 - 3/17/24)

One-Day Rate*
Student $99 $124 $164 $74
Early-Career $209 $249 $299 $149
Member/Fellow/Associate $339 $389 $459 $249
Non-Member Student $149 $174 $214 $124
Non-Member Early-Career $289 $329 $379 $229
Non-Member $479 $529 $599 $389

Virtual Tickets 
Member Type Early Registration Rate* (Now - 1/23/24) Regular Registration Rate* (1/24/24 - 2/28/24) Late Registration Rate* (2/29/24 - 3/17/24)
Student $79 $104 $144
Early-Career $179 $219 $269
Member/Fellow/Associate $289 $339 $409
Non-Member Student $129 $154 $194
Non-Member Early-Career $259 $299 $349
Non-Member $429 $479 $549

Half-Day Workshop Tickets 
Member Type Early Registration Rate* (Now - 1/23/24) Regular Registration Rate* (1/24/24 - 2/28/24) Late Registration Rate* (2/29/24 - 3/17/24)
Student $74 $99 $139
Early-Career $139 $179 $229
Member/Fellow/Associate $189 $239 $309
Non-Member Student $104 $129 $169
Non-Member Early-Career $194 $234 $284
Non-Member $259 $309 $379

Full-Day Workshop Tickets
Member Type Early Registration Rate* (Now - 1/23/24) Regular Registration Rate* (1/24/24 - 2/28/24) Late Registration Rate* (2/29/24 - 3/17/24)
Student $139 $164 $204
Early-Career $199 $239 $289
Member/Fellow/Associate $249 $299 $369
Non-Member Student $169 $194 $234
Non-Member Early-Career $254 $294 $344
Non-Member  $324 $374 $444
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations will be accepted for the Annual Convention and/or workshop, less a $75 administrative fee, until February 14, 2024. After this date NO REFUNDS will be granted. 

Poster Awards 

All posters have the ability to be judged for the poster awards process, and if you are interested, we just need a PDF or PowerPoint version of your poster by Monday, February 19, 2024. If your poster is not complete by that date that’s OK—just send us your most current draft. We already have your poster abstract on hand from the submission process, and by using that along with the poster itself (either draft or final version), we’ll rate and rank all the posters prior to the convention according to the clarity of the presentation and the method and analyses used.

This year, poster presentations will be set up a bit differently. There will be two posters displayed on each side of the board. We suggest that your printed poster size not exceed 4' x 3.5'.

Poster Evaluation


Hotel Reservations

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter 

910 Broadway Circle 

San Diego, CA 92101

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter consistently ranks among the city’s top 10 hotels on TripAdvisor. Recharge and explore downtown San Diego, CA, from our pet-friendly, centrally located hotel. Relax year-round in the San Diego sun with hotel amenities designed to support your well-being. Make a splash in our rooftop pool or take a ride by the bay on our hotel bikes. Elevate your fitness routine with the Peloton bikes and TRX machines in the fitness studio. Grab a cup of coffee to go from Ingredients Café and stroll to nearby attractions, including the Gaslamp District and the picturesque San Diego waterfront. Plan your ideal stay in San Diego, CA, with a reservation at The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter.

THE HOTEL ROOM BLOCK IS NOW OPEN FOR BOOKING!

Book Your Room Here


Wild Connections at the San Diego Zoo

Join your fellow convention attendees for food, drink, and fellowship among the Treetops at the the San Diego Zoo. This internationally recognized conservation Zoo is a must stop when visiting San Diego, and attendees of the event will have access to the Zoo from 2-5, and the SPA event will be from 5-9. Transportation to the zoo will be on your own, but it is only 10 minutes away from the SPA convention. Tickets are limited so purchase soon!

Wednesday, March 13th, 2023

The Society for Personality Assessment (SPA) is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SPA maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

 

Society for Personality Assessment is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Psychology as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed psychologists #PSY-0218. 


 

2024 Convention Program Committee

Jennifer Marie Laney

Jennifer Marie Laney

Self-employed

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(860)303-7405

Co-Chair

Adam Paul Natoli

Adam Paul Natoli

Assistant Professor, Sam Houston State University

Co-Chair

Christopher J. Hopwood

Christopher J. Hopwood

Professor of Personality Psychology, University of Zurich

Past Co-Chair

Anita L. Boss

Anita L. Boss

Clinical & Forensic Consulting, PLC

Past Co-Chair

Katie C. Lewis

Katie C. Lewis

Director of Research, Austen Riggs Center

Board Liaison

Joye Anestis

Joye Anestis

Associate Professor, Rutgers University

Committee Member

Jennifer Katherine Boland

Jennifer Katherine Boland

Competency Evaluator, Sam Houston State University

Committee Member

Daniela Escobedo

Daniela Escobedo

Psychology Coordinator at the Psychiatry Department and School of Medicine of the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León

Committee Member

Sarah Gottlieb

Sarah Gottlieb

Student, William James College

Committee Member

Abby L. Mulay

Abby L. Mulay

Medical University of South Carolina

Committee Member

Jared Ruchensky

Jared Ruchensky

Assistant Professor

Committee Member

Pamela McDonald Schaber

Pamela McDonald Schaber

Center for Therapeutic Assessment

Committee Member

Matthew Yalch

Matthew Yalch

Palo Alto University

Committee Member