International Society of Political Psychology

Annual Meetings

Our 2017 Annual Meeting will be held June 29-July 2, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland at the Royal College of Surgeons (NB: We are at the actual College itself in Edinburgh, not the Birmingham Regional Centre). The Presidential Address and Welcome Reception will be held the afternoon/evening of 29 June.


President: Kate Reynolds (Australian National University, Australia)
Program Co-chairs: Dr. Anca Minescu (University of Limerick, Ireland) & Prof. Peter Gries (University of Oklahoma, USA).

Confirmed keynote speakers include Michael Billig, Loughborough University "National commemoration, rhetoric and politics"; Linda Skitka, University of Illinois at Chicago "The Social and Political Implications of Moral Conviction"; Paul Sniderman, Stanford University "The Challenge of Inclusion: A Proposal for a New Research Agenda"; and Kate Reynolds, ISPP President, examining "ISPP at 40: Achievements, challenges and future directions."


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. It is possible to create a longer symposium across two sessions with eight presenters.

The submission process for the 2017 Annual Meeting is NOW CLOSED. The link for the submission site is HERE. The deadline for submissions was extended to 11 January 2017. Notifications will be sent in February 2017. If accepted, you will need to register and pay for your attendance by (DEADLINE EXTENDED) 17 April 2017 in order to remain on the program.

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 2017 Program Committee. For questions regarding the venue, lodging, and conference logistics, please contact ISPP's Central Office.


The conference program can be viewed HERE. It is best viewed with two pages side-by-side, as it will be in the printed booklet. PLEASE NOTE: Any changes to the schedule will be listed on the Errata, which will be posted in the Quincentenary Reception area at the venue, and we will also post an electronic copy here.


All presenters at ISPP's 2017 Annual Meeting will be provided notification regarding the use of copyrighted materials within their presentations. That notice can be viewed HERE as well.


ISPP will provide laptops, projectors, screens, carts, cabling, electrical outlets/strips, and necessary microphones/speakers in each meeting room. Presenters are responsible for providing their materials on portable media to transfer to the provided laptops.

POSTERS: Poster boards will be provided for the poster sessions. Each accepted poster will have ONE surface of a board for materials. The boards are 2m high and 1m wide and covered in fabric. ISPP will provide Velcro (hook and loop) dots or strips to mount posters on the boards. It is recommended that the posters be portrait style in the size A1 [23.39″ x 33.11″
( 594 x 841mm)]. Presenters should make certain to print their posters PRIOR TO ARRIVAL at the conference.


ISPP has worked with Convention Edinburgh to secure some lodging near The Royal College of Surgeons at special rates. Convention Edinburgh has negotiated rates and is holding specific hotel room allocations for ISPP 2017 and is pleased to offer a free online accommodation booking service to those attending this event. Rooms can be cancelled free of charge until 10:00 (AM) on the day prior to arrival.

To view and book the various accommodation options please click on the link below (NB: This is best viewed in Internet Explorer and Safari; Firefox and Chrome can potentially display page errors):

If you have any issues accessing the booking link then please contact Marketing Edinburgh by Email or tel +44 131 473 3874 where they will be delighted to assist you with your booking inquiry.

Credit card details are required to make a booking and confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address. Payment should be made directly with the accommodation provider at the time of your stay.

PLEASE NOTE: The above is ISPP's ONLY arrangement with a third-party 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 Scotland and visa requirements. U.S. CITIZENS: PLEASE MONITOR FOR CHANGES TO RULES REGARDING ELECTRONIC DEVICES ON BOARD FLIGHTS FROM EUROPE. Accepted presenters will be able to download a letter for visa application from the submission web site in 2017.


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 spring 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. To complete your registration for this event, please contact Thia Sagherian-Dickey and Pip Cawley for further information regarding the sign-up process and to ensure that you will be matched with a mentor.


Registration is CLOSED. Pre-registration was available through 22 May 2017. The conference is very close to full capacity, and we cannot guarantee that on-site registration will be available.

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

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.

*Becoming a member of ISPP will save you money on registration. Join today!

Registration prices are calculated each year based on the cost of putting on the conference. Pricing is divided into three tiers, depending on your current country of residence or employment/study. The breakdown of country tiers can be viewed HERE.

The 2017 conference pricing is listed in the table below:

Registration Fees for ISPP 2017 for Tier A (High Income Nations):
  Early Registration
(ends 17 Apr 2017)
ISPP Full Members $355 $430
Non-Members* $510 $620
Student Members $162 $203
Student Non-Members* $226 $288
Other (guests, retirees, unemployed, etc.) $226 $288

*Becoming a member of ISPP will save you money on registration. Join today!

Registration Fees for ISPP 2017 for Tier B (Medium Income Nations):
  Early Registration
(ends 17 Apr)
ISPP Full Members $270 $325
Non-Members* $385 $470
Student Members $124 $155
Student Non-Members* $172 $216
Other (guests, retirees, unemployed, etc.) $172 $216

*Becoming a member of ISPP will save you money on registration. Join today!

Registration Fees for ISPP 2017 for Tier C (Low Income Nations):
  Early Registration
(ends 17 Apr)
ISPP Full Members $205 $246
Non-Members* $286 $354
Student Members $96 $119
Student Non-Members* $132 $165
Other (guests, retirees, unemployed, etc.) $132 $165

*Becoming a member of ISPP will save you money on registration. Join today!

Registration fees include: admission to the full conference, coffee breaks, and admission to any general conference receptions (space permitting). Please note that receptions have limited capacities and will generate waitlists when they are full, but we will accommodate as many people as space will allow. The Mentoring Lunch is also free of charge, and is limited to 75 mentees and 25 mentors, to allow for the best interaction and exchanges. We apologize if we are unable to accommodate you.


The application process for ISPP's 2017 Summer Academy is now CLOSED. Please see THIS PAGE for details and links.


The application process for Early Career Scholars Travel Awards is now CLOSED. 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.


View information on Edinburgh 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.

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