Annual Meeting

The year 2020 is the 125th anniversary of the Eastern Psychological Association.  In addition to the traditional program of keynote addresses, symposia, papers and posters, a number of special events will be scheduled to celebrate the anniversary.  The meeting will be held at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, March 12 -14, 2020.   

The submission portal is now open and will close promptly at 5:00 PM on November 15.  

Please remember that only Members, Fellows, and Associates with an expiration date of May 31, 2020, may submit proposals for the meeting. If you are planning to submit a proposal, please do not wait until the last moment to pay dues, as payments may take up to 48 hours to process. All associates must have a faculty sponsor who, at the time of the submission, is a current EPA Member with dues paid for the current year (exp. 5/31/2020).

As in recent years, another call for proposals for a special undergraduate poster session will be issued later, with a December 1, 2019 deadline; however, space will be very limited, and undergraduate students (Associates) are strongly advised to apply for the regular November 15 deadline if at all possible. 

Hotel Reservations:

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Boston Park Plaza at the special rate of $189 (plus taxes) per night.  You may make reservations by following the link: https://bostonparkplaza.reztrip.com/ext/promoRate?property=100&mode=b&pm=true&sr=492675&vr=3

If you prefer to make a reservation by phone, you may call 617-457-2290.  The room block is under EPA 2020 Annual 5490648. Do not use any other telephone numbers, as you may not be given the group rate.  We suggest that you make your reservations early to ensure the group rate.  The group rate is guaranteed only through February 18, 2020, while rooms are available.

Anniversary Society:  To acknowledge and celebrate EPA’s 125th anniversary, the EPA Board of Directors has established a new category of membership, the Anniversary Society.  This level of membership is available to all members and fellows.  Membership in the Anniversary Society signifies a special commitment to EPA’s mission and carries a number of additional external benefits:  a designation in the program as a “125th year member,” a hardcopy of the 2020 program, recognition at the meeting, and additional EPA merchandise.  The cost of joining EPA as an Anniversary Society member is $125.  

Dues:  EPA dues/meeting registration is $75 for Members and Fellows, and $30 for Associates. There are no additional registration fees.  Since the EPA fiscal year begins on June 1 and ends on May 31, pay your dues now and know that you are paid up through the meeting and until May 31 of next year.  To pay dues, click on Join EPA or on Renew Your Membership. You will then be given the option to renew as an Anniversary Society member.  Use your credit card to pay your dues.

Meeting App and program book:  For the past several years, we have provided a free app, which contains the entire program in a convenient and searchable form for your use.  The app will be available again in 2020, downloadable to your smart phone and tablet. If you would like a hardcopy of the program in addition to the mobile app, the cost remains at $5, which you may pay along with your dues. To see this option, click on the Renew and Update information link after you’ve chosen Renew Your Membership.  (Note: A gratis copy of the hardcopy is provided to EPA Fellows who request one).   We are not mailing badges this year:   As in years' past, a badge will be waiting for you to pick up at the registration desk when you arrive.

The Presidential theme of this year's meeting is EPA: 125 Years of Advancing the Science of Psychology.  The 125th meeting will continue EPA's tradition of offering cutting edge developments in psychological science, application and teaching in the form of exciting lectures, symposia and posters.  To see the list of Keynote Presentations click here.

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