SWPA 2017 Information

Hello Friends,

First of all, I am pleased to let you know that the program for this year’s SWPA Convention has been released. Feel free to browse the poster/presentation titles and times. It looks like there will be a lot of interesting research being presented this year from many different areas of psychology, but I will let you be the judge of that. Here is the link: https://secure.swpsych.org/conference_report.php

Also, don’t forget to sign up for the convention by March 8th in order to keep the fee at $65 (instead of the $80 it will jump to after that time). Here is that link: http://wordpress.swpsych.org/convention/registration-information/

Now for the fun stuff. These are the estimates of how much the conference will cost to attend,  per person (minus the registration fee). I have provided a brief, itemized breakdown, as well, so you can know exactly where your money is going. Keep in mind that the Hyatt Regency where we will be staying does not offer a complimentary breakfast (I double checked) and that Psi Chi will be paying for one dinner at a to-be-determined restaurant.

If you decide to take the BUS:

Bus ticket (round-trip): $31.59

Hotel room (per person, 3 nights): $162.00

TOTAL: $193.59

If you decide to DRIVE/CARPOOL:

Hotel room (per person, 3 nights): $162.00

Parking (per car, 3 days): $87 (self-parking) / $117 (valet)

Gas: ? (for average 2015 car: $32.44 [@ 25.4 MPG, 398 mi., and $2.07 per gal.])

TOTAL: $249 (self-parking) / $279 (valet) plus gas*

*Note that if self-parking and carpooling with a total of 4 people (or 5 people with valet), the price per person drops to just below that of the bus price after splitting the costs.

Remember to take a look at the program and decide which presentations seem most exciting to you. That way, you will be able to see what interests you the most at SWPA, thus getting the most for your money. We will be sending out emails soon asking for confirmation of your intention to attend the convention as well as containing further details on potential activities and trip specifics. We will be seeing you all soon! Take care.

Cana Quave

Academic Affairs Officer

Psi Chi | University of Houston Chapter