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)


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


Our Call for Papers can be viewed HERE.

The submission process for the 2015 Annual Meeting is NOW OPEN. The submission site is available at this link. The deadline for submissions has been EXTENDED to January 23, 2015.

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 discounted rate of $184++ per night (U.S. Dollars) at the conference hotel, the Omni San Diego. The rate applies for single and double rooms, but there will be an additional $20 per night charge for an additional person. A link will be posted here when hotel reservations become available.

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.


Conference registration will open in the first part of 2015. To help attendees budget and plan accordingly, we are posting the 2015 registration rates below.

  • Early member (cutoff date TBD): $290
  • Member late: $355
  • Early non-member (cutoff date TBD): $440
  • Non-member late: $505
  • Student non-member: $165
  • Student member: $110
  • Other (no institutional affiliation): $165
  • Registration fees include: admission to the full conference and admission to any general conference receptions (space permitting). Please note that the receptions and our Mentoring Lunch have limited capacities and will become unavailable 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 application processes for the 2015 Summer Academy is expected to begin in late 2014/early 2015. Please check back for more information.

      The application process for 2015 Junior Scholars Travel Award Grants is expected to begin in late 2014/early 2015. Please check back for more information.


      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.


      Thanks to the more than 700 scholars from around the world who joined us in Rome, Italy July 4-7, 2014 at the 2014 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting! We hope that you can join us again next year in San Diego, California (see above).


      If you attended the 2014 Annual Meeting and require a receipt, you can print one yourself from ISPP's membership and event registration system. If you require a custom receipt, please contact ISPP's Executive Director, Sev Bennett, and include details of what information your institution requires in the receipt.

      If you require a certificate of attendance or a presentation certificate, verifying your attendance or presentation of a paper at the conference, please contact ISPP's Executive Director, Sev Bennett and specify any details that must be contained in the certificate. A PDF of a certificate will be e-mailed to those who request one; if you require an original via postal mail, please state such in your e-mail, and the original will be mailed in addition to the PDF.

      PAPERS FROM 2014

      Full papers from the 2014 conference are not required to be uploaded, though they certainly can be. For abstracts, papers, and related materials from the 2014 Annual Meeting, please see the submission web site HERE, where you can search by author name.

      2014 PROGRAM

      The program from 2014 can be viewed HERE.

      *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.