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SEPA Annual Meeting Information

 

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General Info:

What is SEPA?  SEPA is the Southeastern Psychological Association founded in 1955.  It is the largest psychological organization in the Southeast.  SEPA’s mission is to stimulate the exchange of scientific and professional ideas across the diverse areas of psychological inquiry and application.  SEPA consists of both professional and student members.

What is CEPO?  SEPA was the first regional psychological association to establish a commission to enhance the role of women in the organization.  The mandate of that early commission has subsequently been expanded to include underrepresented groups (i.e., race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, and disability).  The commission is now called CEPO (Committee on Equality of Professional Opportunity) and its goals are to increase membership and participation among these groups, to sponsor programming to address their concerns, and to provide role models at the annual meeting.

SEPA’s Professional Program

Who can submit to SEPA’s Professional Program?

  • Full members (i.e., psychology professionals and graduate students)
  • Student affiliates and non-members sponsored by a full member

What is the deadline for submission?

  • Submit abstracts to the Professional Program using the online system http://www.sepaonline.com/ by October 13th at 6p.m. (eastern time) for review as a poster or presentation
  • Questions: Contact the SEPA main office at sepa@citadel.edu

What are the awards that those who submit to SEPA can apply for?

  • Outstanding Professional Paper Award
  • Early Career Award (i.e., for members within 7 years of receiving their doctoral degree)
  • Graduate Student Research Award
  • Student (i.e., graduate and undergraduate) Research Awards for Research on Minorities and/or Women Sponsored by CEPO

Undergraduate Student Research Program (Sponsored by CEPO and Psi Chi)

Who can submit to the Undergraduate Student Research Program?

  • Student affiliate members (i.e., undergraduate students)

What is the deadline for submission?

  • Submit abstracts to the Undergraduate Student Research Program sponsored by CEPO and Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, using the online system: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/22893-Psi-Chi--Regionals- by November 13th at 6p.m. (eastern time) for review as a poster (Note: this is a new procedure this year)
  • Questions: Contact Rihana Mason (rsmason@ec.edu; 706-245-7226 ext. 2675) at Emmanuel College

What are the awards that posters in the Undergraduate Student Research Program can be awarded?

  • Undergraduate Student Research Award (Sponsored by CEPO)
  • Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award (for Psi Chi Members)

Should an undergraduate student apply to SEPA’s Professional Program or the Undergraduate Student Research Program?

  • One advantage for submitting to the Undergraduate Student Research Program is the deadline for the abstracts is a month later and often students can use the extra month to complete their projects 
  • Another advantage is that students are then eligible for the awards listed above
  • Also, the Undergraduate Student Research Program is for undergraduates only and the feedback given to students about their submissions is encouraging and supports students’ development as researchers
  • Finally, students are eligible to submit to the Journal of Psychological Inquiry after presenting their poster at the conference

 



Atlanta:

Atlanta, Georgia is the South's most exciting destination, with hot restaurants, cool neighborhoods, world-class shopping, sports, concerts and attractions. Play a round of golf at nearby championship golf courses, enjoy an upscale shopping experience a Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza or take in an outdoor concert at Chastain Park Amphitheatre. For sports enthusiasts, Atlanta is home to the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Hawks.

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Hotel Info:

GRAND HYATT ATLANTA IN BUCKHEAD
3300 Peachtree Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 30305 404.237.1234

Located on Peachtree Street in the heart of Atlanta's upscale Buckhead neighborhood, Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead celebrates 25 years in 2015 and was recently named one of USA Today's 10 Best Atlanta hotels. The Grand Hyatt Atlanta is within walking distance to fashionable shopping, dining and entertainment at Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza malls, as well as the vibrant Buckhead Atlanta retail, dining and nightlife district.

Grand Hyatt Atlanta, with convenient access to I-75 and I-85, offers easy access to Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport by taxi or via Atlanta’s MARTA public transit system (Buckhead Station). It is just a short taxi or MARTA ride to Atlanta’s popular destinations, including Midtown, High Museum of Art, LEGOLAND, and Chastain Park Amphitheatre.   The Georgia World Congress Center, Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola and College Football Hall of Fame are also just minutes away.

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Transportation:

Traveling by Air

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SuperShuttle Deal
The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has partnered with SuperShuttle to provide our attendees with exclusive deals on airport transportation.

Please use the link below to book your shuttle online and receive $5.00 off your SuperShuttle round trip reservation and 10% off your Execucar round trip reservation: http://groups.supershuttle.com/acvbgroupcode.html.

 

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Registration & Payment:

Early Bird Registration (August 1st - October 11th):

  • $75 SEPA Members or Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $75 Advanced Graduate Student Members whose dues are current (two years or more years in their degree program)
  • $75 Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $70 Student Members whose dues are current (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $140 Professional Non-Members and Graduate Student Nonmembers (two years or more in a program)
  • $115 Student Non-Members (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $50 Non-psychologist Spouse/Partner

Advanced Registration (October 12th - January 31st):

  • $85 SEPA Members or Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $85 Advanced Graduate Student Members whose dues are current (two years or more years in their degree program)
  • $85 Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $80 Student Members whose dues are current (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $150 Professional non-members and Graduate Student Nonmembers (two years or more in a program)
  • $125 Student Non-Members (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $60 Non-psychologist Spouse/Partner

Checks will be accepted for registration up until January 31st, 2017. Checks received after that date will be returned. Furthermore, names and email addresses must accompany all checks or they will be mailed back to the sender. Payment may also be made via Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express by using our online payment system. Final deadline for payment is January 31st, 2017.

Advanced Registration Closed January 31st, 2017.

On-Site Registration (March 8, 2017 – March 11, 2017):

  • $120 SEPA Members or Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $120 Advanced Graduate Student Members whose dues are current (two years or more years in their degree program)
  • $120 Affiliate Members whose dues are current
  • $100 Student Members whose dues are current
  • $170 Professional non-members and Graduate Student Nonmembers
  • $150 Student Non-Members (undergraduates or graduate students with fewer than two years in their degree program)
  • $75 Non-psychologist Spouse/Partner

 

Onsite Registration Hours:

  • Wednesday, March 8th - 4:00pm to 7:00pm
     
  • Thursday, March 9th - 8:00am to 3:00pm
     
  • Friday, March 10th - 8:00am to 3:00pm
     
  • Saturday, March 11th – 8:00am to 9:30am
    Please note the shorter hours for registration on this day.

 

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Deals:

Savings in the City Card

The Savings in the City (SITC) Card allows our members the opportunity to offer annual specials to conferences/conventions with great options on entertainment, dining and much more. The Savings Card is an email template card customized with your conference name and date and is in the form of a link that can be applied to your website. Your attendees would visit the link on your website to review the participating companies of the program and print it for on-site use. It's that easy!

 

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