Annual Meeting

The 90th meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association will be held at the Times Square Marriott Marquis Hotel, in New York City, February 28-March 2.   The submissions portal is now open.  Click here to submit your proposal.    

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Marriott Marquis at the special rate of $269 (plus taxes) per night.  You may make reservations by following the link:  If you prefer to make a reservation by phone, the following numbers should be used:  Toll Free: 1-877-303-0104;  Local Phone: 1-212-398-1900.  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 7, 2019, while rooms are available.

Dues:  Thanks to numerous efficiencies in our administrative procedures, EPA dues/meeting registration remain the same for another year:  $70 for Members and Fellows, $30 for Associates (students), if paid prior to February 20, 2019.  EPA members who wish to pay dues now may click on Members Only and then click on Renew Your Membership. Use your credit card to pay your dues.  If you are not a member, you can click on Join EPA and then follow the instructions 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 2019, downloadable to your smart phone and tablet. It is our hope that eventually the app will replace the need for a hard copy of the program book for many of you.  It is one way that EPA is “going green.”  To assess the extent to which we need to provide the printed version of the program, we are asking you this year again to pay $5 for a hardcopy of the program.  That is, the hardcopy of the 2019 program will cost $5 this year, which you may pay along with your dues.  Costs of printing the program continue to rise and we know that many of the printed programs wind up in the trash or recycle bin.  That is wasteful.  One way to keep membership dues under control is to print fewer programs and to provide programs only for those willing to pay for them.  Based on last year's data, we will print several hundred fewer programs this year than last.  You can help us by choosing to forego the printed program or to pay $5 for the hardcopy this year.  The choice is yours.  To see this option, click on the Renew and Update information link when you renew your membership or join EPA.

WE ARE MAILING BADGES THIS YEAR:  To expedite preregistration and avoid lines at the registration tables, we are experimenting with mailing badges this year.   If you register before February 1, 2019, a badge will be mailed to you at the address we have on record.  You will only need to remember to bring your badge with you and to pick up a plastic badge holder upon your arrival.  Please review your EPA profile online to ensure that your mailing address is up-to-date.  If you register after February 1, 2019, a badge will be waiting for you to be picked up at the meeting. 

Psychology and Constructive Change.  The Presidential theme of this year's meeting is Psychology and Constructive Change.  Many psychologists believe that they, their theories and data, can be of benefit to others, whether the arena in question is education, health and well-being, diversity, inter or intragroup relations, immigration, and reducing prejudice and discrimination, among other worthy sociocultural pursuits. In short, psychologists can and should be concerned about the needs of their fellow citizens. This year's meeting will showcase a number of scholarly discussions regarding psychology and constructive change.  In addition, the 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.  Invited presentations include (to date):

Keynotes:  2019

Psi Chi Keynote, February 28
Jennifer Richeson – Philip R. Allen Professor of Psychology
Yale University
Title:  The Paradox of Diversity: Promise, Pitfalls, and Implications for Racial Progress

Presidential Keynote, Date TBA
Eldar Shafir - Class of 1987 Professor of Behavioral Science and Public Policy 
Princeton University
Title:  Contexts of Scarcity: A Behavioral Policy Perspective

Learning Keynote, Date TBA
Leonard Green – Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences
Washington University, St. Louis
Title:  TBA

Cognitive Keynote, Date TBA
Mieke Verfaellie – Professor of Psychiatry
Boston University School of Medicine
Title:  Human amnesia: What have we learned since HM?

Social Psychology Keynote, Date TBA
Michelle (Mikki) Hebl
Martha and Henry Malcolm Lovett Chair of Psychology and Professor of Management
Rice University 
Title:  TBA

Neuroscience Keynote, Date TBA
Dylan Gee – Assistant Professor of Psychology
Yale University
Title: TBA

Teaching Keynote, Date TBA
R. Eric Landrum
Professor, Boise State Univeristy
Title:  TBA

Clinical Keynote, Date TBA 
Oliver Morgan
Professor, University of Scranton 
Title:  Addiction & Recovery: The Power of Connection 

Applied Keynote, Date TBA
Regan A. R. Gurung - Ben J. & Joyce Rosenberg  Professor of Hum. Dev. & Psychology 
University of Wisconsin, Green Bay
Title:  Seeing Through Clothing: Objectification, Impression Formation and Sexism

Developmental Keynote, Date TBA
Karen E. Adolph - Professor of Psychology
New York University
Title: Motor Development: Embodied, Embedded, Enculturated, and Enabling

Virginia Staudt Sexton Distinguished Lecture, March 1
Michele Fine – Distinguished Professor
The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Title:  TBA

Presidential Symposium
Rena Subotnik – American Psychological Association
Kathleen A. Bogart – Oregon State University
Susan Nolan – Seton Hall University
Title:  Psychology and Constructive Change

Additional keynotes, titles and scheduling will be announced as they become available.  We will have an exciting meeting in NYC and we look forward to seeing you there.

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