International Society of Political Psychology

Annual Meetings

Our 2018 Annual Meeting will be held July 4-7, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel, located on San Antonio's world-famous River Walk.

From one World Heritage Site to another! The San Antonio Missions have been declared an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can view information about San Antonio (attractions, dining, shopping, festivals, etc.) HERE.

Read about the San Antonio River Walk HERE.

Conference Theme: Beyond Borders and Boundaries: Perspectives from Political Psychology

President: Eva G. T. Green (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)
Program Co-chairs: Bethany Albertson (University of Texas - Austin, USA) & Frank Asbrock (Technical University of Chemnitz, Germany).


Our Call for Papers can be viewed HERE.

Individual submissions (papers/posters) and symposia are welcome. Typically symposia include a Chair and four presentations, or three presentations and a discussant.

The submission process for the 2018 Annual Meeting is expected to open ~October 2017. The link for the submission site will be posted on this page when it is available.

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.

For questions regarding the submission process, scheduling, and other matters related to the content of the program, please contact the 2018 Program Committee. For questions regarding the venue, lodging, and conference logistics, please contact ISPP's Central Office.


All presenters at ISPP's 2018 Annual Meeting will be provided notification regarding the use of copyrighted materials within their presentations. That notice can be viewed HERE as well.


ISPP has arranged for a block of rooms at the Hilton Palacio del Rio at special rates.

PLEASE NOTE: The above is ISPP's ONLY arrangement for hotel reservations. All information and links relating to the conference will be provided on this web page and in e-mails directly from ISPP. 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 about travel to the United States and visa requirements. PLEASE MONITOR FOR CHANGES TO EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND RULES REGARDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON BOARD FLIGHTS TO THE USA. Accepted presenters will be able to obtain a letter for visa application in early 2018.


The Mentoring Luncheon is organized annually to facilitate one-on-one meetings between early career scholars and leading academics and researchers in their field. One of the main goals of this event is to facilitate long-term connections, for career development and research advice beyond the individual’s supervisors’ at her or his respective institution. This event has attracted increasing numbers of participants over the years, as emerging scholars recognize the value of engaging with leading researchers in a relaxing and informal atmosphere. The leading scholars provide their time on a voluntary basis, which is highly appreciated by the early career scholars. Opportunities to volunteer as a mentor or to sign up as an early career scholar are usually announced in the early part of each year. Announcements are made on the website, and invitations are sent out via email to ISPP members. If you or someone you know might be interested in volunteering as a mentor or attending as a "mentee", please do get in touch via email.

IMPORTANT: Please note that due to limitations, this event can accommodate 75 mentees and 25 mentors (100 total persons). Registering for the lunch when you register for the conference does not guarantee your participation in the Mentoring Luncheon. You will need to receive confirmation of your registration for this event from the luncheon organizers.


Registration is expected to open in February 2018. A link will be posted on this page and sent out via e-mail directly from ISPP when registration is available.

If you need a receipt or invoice for your payment in a different form than is automatically generated, please contact ISPP’s Central Office. This could include a receipt showing one payment for registration and ISPP membership.


The application process for ISPP's 2018 Summer Academy is expected to begin ~January 2018. Please see THIS PAGE for details and links.


The application process for Early Career Scholars Travel Awards is expected to open in early 2018. Please see THIS PAGE for details and links.


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


ISPP will be in San Antonio for the city's 300th anniversary. Many special events will be happening throughout the city, in addition to the celebration of the United States' independence on 4 July. View information on San Antonio and special events for the anniversary:

Some maps of San Antonio and the River Walk:
Overall Downtown:
River Walk:
Dining (River Walk/Downtown):
Dining (Downtown Adjacent):
More maps for tours, public transportation, etc.:

*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.

Slider photo credit: Bob Howen/

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