International Society of Political Psychology

Annual Meetings

Our 2015 Annual Meeting will be held July 3-6, 2015 in San Diego, California (USA) at the Omni San Diego Hotel.

Conference Theme: The Psychology of Encounter and the Politics of Engagement

Program Co-chairs: Melinda Jackson (San Jose State University, USA) and Clifford Stevenson (Queen's University Belfast, Northern Ireland)


The final program for the 2015 Annual Meeting is now available HERE. The Program Errata, with the last-minute changes, can be found HERE. Our mobile-friendly program file can be found HERE. Please note that the Errata contains a few changes not reflected in the mobile-friendly version.

Our Call for Papers can be viewed HERE.

The submission process for the 2015 Annual Meeting is NOW CLOSED. The submission site is available at this link. The extended deadline for submissions was January 23, 2015, and those accepted will be notified in late February.

Please be sure to note any scheduling requests when you submit your proposal (ex., do not schedule on first day). We will consider all requests, but cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate everyone.


ISPP has secured a block of rooms at the Omni San Diego at a discounted rate of $184++/night (note: rates for triple and quad rooms are also available). Reservations can be made via a custom web page, located HERE. Alternatively, you can make reservations by phone by calling 1+619-231-6664 (for outside of N. Amer.), or you can call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) from within N. America, toll-free. YOU MUST NOTE YOU ARE WITH ISPP to get the discounted room rates.

Rooms at ISPP's discounted rate at the Omni will be available until the room block is full, or 29 May 2015, whichever comes first. ISPP attendees will receive free wi-fi access in their guest rooms. There is free wi-fi available in the public areas of the hotel, and ISPP will have wi-fi available in the meeting area during the conference.

PLEASE NOTE: ISPP has NOT contracted with any third-party companies for hotel reservations. All information and links for reservations will be provided in e-mails directly from ISPP and on this web page. Beware if you are contacted by someone stating that they are working with ISPP for discounted room rates; such communications are not legitimate.


Please see THIS SITE for information on obtaining a visa to enter the United States. Accepted presenters, you can download a custom letter for visa application from the submission web site HERE.


All conference attendees are required to accept a liability release waiver when registering. The waiver can be accessed via the registration web site, and it is also available HERE.

Conference registration is NOW CLOSED. The early registration deadline was 30 April 2015. The deadline for online pre-registration was 1 June 2015. We will have on-site registration available until we reach our maximum capacity.

The 2015 registration rates are:

  • Early member (cutoff date 30 April 2015): $290
  • Member late: $355
  • Early non-member (cutoff date 30 April 2015): $440
  • Non-member late: $505
  • Student non-member: $165
  • Student member: $110
  • Other (no institutional affiliation): $165
  • Guest: $165 (each)
  • Retired: $165
  • Registration fees include: admission to the full conference, coffee breaks, and admission to any general conference receptions (space permitting). Please note that the receptions and our Mentoring Lunch have limited capacities and will generate waitlists when they are full.

    Become a member of ISPP and save on meeting registration with a member discount! Click HERE to join or renew!


    • Students: $32 USD per year
    • Less than $20,000 USD: $42 USD per year
    • $20,000-$30,000 USD: $54 USD per year
    • $30,000-$40,000 USD: $64 USD per year
    • $40,000-$50,000 USD: $79 USD per year
    • $50,000-$60,000 USD: $91 USD per year
    • $60,000-$70,000 USD: $101 USD per year
    • $70,000-$80,000 USD: $111 USD per year
    • $80,000-$90,000 USD: $122 USD per year
    • $90,000-$125,000 USD: $133 USD per year
    • Over $125,000 USD: $143 USD per year
    • Retired: $42 USD per year
    • Lifetime: $1,804 USD
    • Joint/Household (receive one copy of Political Psychology; contact the Central Office to add the second household member): $116 USD per calendar year
    • Membership includes: 6 issues of Political Psychology (by postal mail), online access to Political Psychology, all future issues of ISPPNews (delivered via e-mail), reduced registration fees at ISPP’s annual meeting, occasional member discounts on items such as publications, and voting privileges. New members receive immediate access to the ISPP Member Portal, and online access to Political Psychology within 60 days.
    • Please see this page for a listing of member benefits.


      The call for fellows applications of the ISPP Summer Academy 2015 is NOW CLOSED. Selected fellows have been notified. Please click here for information about the 2015 ISPP Summer Academy.

      The application process for Jr. Scholars Travel Grants for 2015 is NOW CLOSED. Those selected for travel grants for ISPP's 2015 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California (USA) have been notified.


      ISPP will again be hosting a Junior Scholars Mentoring Luncheon during the conference, giving our junior scholars an opportunity to talk to those established in the field. Space is limited to 75 mentees and 25 mentors, who will be matched as best as possible. Mentees must register for the lunch when registering for the conference; mentors will be registered separately. There is no charge for the lunch, but your attendance must be confirmed by the organizers. We will have a waiting list when the event is full, and will advise you if space becomes available. For questions about the luncheon, you can e-mail Gary Smith at: E-mail.


      For publishers and other parties interested in having display copies, samples, or inserts at the conference, please contact ISPP's Executive Director, Sev Bennett, for more information and pricing.


      USAirways Magazine's July 2014 issue has an excellent article on the arts and culture of San Diego, with a lengthy list of things to see and do. View the article HERE.

      This document contains links for places of interest and attractions for San Diego and down to Baja California, up to California's wine country, San Francisco and the northern part of the state. Information on travel times is also included.

      Although the resources below are for 2012 and 2013, they will provide you with a good deal of information and allow you to learn about what is in/near San Diego and plan for your trip in 2015. Updated resources will be posted when available for 2015.

      If this will be our first or only visit to southern California, you may want to view this page on the hotel's web site as to what is in the general region. You may want to extend your stay to visit Disneyland, Mexico, or take a tour of Hollywood and see if you can catch a glimpse of some celebrities. The links below will provide you with more detailed information on the region's attractions.

      10 Essential Things to See/Do In/Around San Diego
      Online Visitor Guide
      Promotional Video
      Link to other travel guides as well as coupons on the San Diego CVB website
      Customize your own map of San Diego
      Tourism video for San Diego

      *Please note that photographs and video are taken during the course of the conference. These images may be used in ISPP marketing materials, on the ISPP web site, and other products relating to ISPP. By attending, you consent to your image being used in ISPP-related materials.

      *ISPP reserves the right to deny registration or to remove an ISPP conference attendee at any time, for reasons, in its sole discretion, it deems sufficient.