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SASP Conference 2014

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KEY INFORMATION

Update: The SASP Conference 2014 Newsletter, containing all the latest information on the upcoming conference, can be found here.

Conference dates: April 10-12, 2014
Location : Rydges Lakeside Canberra, ACT.
The main culprits: Michael Platow (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Diana Grace (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) , Kate Reynolds (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Boris Bizumic (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ), Tricia Brown (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) & Dirk Van Rooy (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

HIGHLIGHTS

Keynote Speaker: Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner. More information here.

The organising committee invites submissions of symposia, individual presentations and posters. Submit abstracts here.

Initial enquiries to: Dr Michael Platow (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

REGISTRATION

Registration will be processed through SASP user profiles. Please log in to your user profile (on the left of the webpage, under User Menu - or click here), and the different payment options available to you will appear. Please make sure that your user profile is up to data, as the different payment options will reflect this (i.e. postgraduate, academic). 

CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference venue is the Rydges Lakeside Canberra. More information on booking and rates will appear in this space.

Initial enquiries to: Dr Kate Reynolds (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

CONFERENCE COSTS

Full conference:

Academic Member $430.00
Academic Non-Member $470.00
Student Member $320.00
Student Non-Member $350.00

Daily rates:

Academic Member  $230.00
Academic Non-Member $290.00
Student Member $180.00
Student Non-Member $230.00

Note: Early registration ends on Feb 28th, 2014. After this date, registration costs will increase by $50. 

POSTGRADUATE WORKSHOP

The 2014 postgraduate workshop will be held on the morning of the 10th April (before the conference proper). More information about the workshop content, location, and timing can be found here. There is no fee for this event, but please register your attendance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Also note that the deadline for registration for this event has been extended to the 4th April.


 

CONFERENCE DINNER

The SASP 2014 conference dinner will take place on the 12th of April in the Old Parliament House members dining room. The price (80$) includes two courses plus (a few) drinks. It also includes a private tour of the Australian Museum of Democracy (also at Old Parliament House).

POSTGRADUATE DINNER

The location for the Postgraduate Dinner has been confirmed as the Elk & Pea restaurant in Braddon. This is held on the evening of the 11th April and will be an opportunity for postgrads to get together in a casual setting and share SASP and postgraduate war stories. By all accounts the Elk and Pea offers excellent food without exorbitant prices. We will be able to enjoy a substantial banquet at $45 each.

For booking purposes, please Andrew Frain (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) by the 4th April of your intention to attend and any dietary requirements you might have. More information can be found here.

SOCIAL EVENT (Sunday April 13th)

The SASP 2014 social event will take place on Sunday 13th of April, and will take you on a 30 minutes guided boat tour on Lake Burley Griffin to the National Gallery of Australia for a one-hour guided tour at the Gallery.

The NGA’s collections include more than 160,000 work of art across four main areas: Australian art, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander art, Asian, European, and American art.  We will be guided through the Aboriginal & Torres Strait art collection as well as other highlights of  the main collection.

Following the visit at the NGA we will have time for a snack at a cafe of your choice before we head back to the waterfront to take the boat back to the north shore.

Time table:

9:00-9:30AM: Boat tour on Lake Burley Griffin (departs from New Acton)

9:30AM: Walk from Commonwealth Place to National Gallery of Australia

10:00-11:00AM: Guided tour at the NGA

11:00-11:45: Coffee, snack, or whatever you please doing

11:45AM: Walk back to Commonwealth Place to catch the boat back to New Acton

Cost per person: $15. You can register through your SASP user profiles. Please log in to your user profile (on the left of the webpage, under User Menu - or click here), and the different payment options available to you will appear. 

PRE-CONFERENCE SASP 

Update: All the latest news on the SASP/ISPP pre-conference can be found here. A detailed program can be found here.

Once again, SASP and ISPP (International Society of Political Psychology) will be co-hosting a pre-conference.  You can register through your SASP user profiles. Please log in to your user profile (on the left of the webpage, under User Menu - or click here), and the different payment options available to you will appear. Enquiries may be sent to: Dr Kate Reynolds (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). Click here for a reminder of the presentations at the inaugural pre-conference in 2013.

OUTSTANDING POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARDS

The SASP 2014 Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that SASP will again offer the Outstanding Postgraduate Research Award at this year’s conference. The Outstanding Research Award highlights outstanding student research conducted by postgraduate student members of SASP. Three awards will be given out: First Place award ($500) and two Runner-Up awards ($250 each). Our Judging panel will select up to 8 student finalists to present their research in a special stream at the SASP conference in Canberra. For inquiries, contact Daniel Skorich (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).  More information can be found here

POSTGRADUATE TRAVEL AWARDS

The Margaret Foddy Postgraduate Travel Awards provide financial assistance to postgraduates who wish to attend future SASP conferences. Information and application form can be found here.

THE SASP EARLY CAREER AWARD

The SASP Early Career award will be awarded to an emerging scholar who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of social psychology in Australasia. To be eligible for this award, nominees should:

  • Be a member of SASP
  • Have completed their Ph.D. less than 5 years ago (adjusted for career interruptions).

Candidates can self-nominate or can be nominated by other SASP members. Candidates should send their CV, a cover letter outlining their research achievements, and two references to SASP president Bill von Hippel [This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ] by 21 February, 2014. The winner of the award will be announced at the 2014 SASP conference in Canberra (10 – 12 April).

The winner of the award will be featured in a nationally-circulated press release and will receive their 2014 SASP conference registration free of charge.