Executive Director’s Corner September 2018
By Severine Bennett
Thanks to all who attended the 2018 ISPP Annual Scientific Meeting in San Antonio this past June/July and helped make it a successful event. We were happy to see everyone who joined us in person and virtually, and pleased that you all really enjoyed San Antonio and the many benefits of attending the conference. Thank you also for your valuable feedback on the event, which the Central Office takes very seriously. We work with the ISPP Governing Council and conference Program Chairs to incorporate as much of that feedback as possible in future conferences to improve your experience each year.
In 2019 we are headed to Lisbon, Portugal at the InterContinental Lisbon, located on Rua Castilho (please note: there are TWO Intercontinental Hotels in Lisbon). The hotel is currently in the process of renovating its guest rooms, which will be completed before ISPP’s conference, and most of the meeting rooms and common areas in the hotel have already completed their renovations. So we will have a very nice venue to enjoy. The hotel is located in the heart of Lisbon, across the street from the Parque Eduardo VII, with two shopping malls within a relatively short distance, and other hotels and eateries in the vicinity. The registration prices and other information have been posted on http://www.ispp.org/meetings; we expect registration to open in February 2019.
Our submission process will be open in September 2018, and PLEASE NOTE the submission deadline of 1 DECEMBER 2018! This deadline is a bit earlier than usual, and we do not expect an extension, so please plan your submissions accordingly. As some of you know, we used new submission software for the first time last year, and we have worked hard to iron-out the kinks for this year and make it a smoother submission process for you.
Stay updated on all of the 2019 conference details on www.ispp.org/meetings.
PLEASE BE SURE TO ONLY USE THE INFORMATION AND LINKS POSTED ON ISPP’S WEB SITE AND IN E-MAILS DIRECTLY FROM ISPP. We are aware of one or two third-party sites that list our conference along with some links for lodging, and not all of the information about the conference on those sites is accurate. We cannot control the content on the third-party sites, so use information and links on those sites at your own risk. The information on ISPP’s web site and in e-mails directly from ISPP is the only OFFICIAL information about the conference, membership, our publications, etc., and all of our e-mails come from an ispp.org e-mail address and feature the ISPP logo. If you are ever uncertain about the origin of an e-mail that claims to be from ISPP, you can always e-mail the Central Office directly to inquire.
September through January marks a period of time when many people’s memberships are up for renewal. Please make certain to keep your e-mail address in your ISPP profile updated (we recommend using an e-mail address that will not change with new employment or graduation, such as a Gmail address), and ensure that ‘ispp.org’ is indicated as an acceptable/approved sender in your e-mail so that messages from us are not blocked or flagged as spam. This will allow your membership renewal notices and other communications from ISPP (such as when conference submission and registration become available) to reach you, and for you to continue to enjoy free online access to ISPP’s journals. You can update your details any time by logging into the Member Portal.
Last but certainly not least, be sure to also check our Future Meetings page for upcoming information on our 2020 and 2021 meeting locations, planned to be Berlin, Germany and Montreal, Canada. In early 2019 we anticipate to announce our 2022 conference location on that page.
- The nomination process for the 2019 awards presented at the Annual Meeting is underway! Nominations are due from mid-December 2018 to mid-January 2019, depending on the specific award. If you want to nominate someone, please see our web site under “Awards” for details and contact information for each award’s committee. Please note that the Markwell Media Award will not be awarded in 2019.
- ISPP will not be taking proposals for new small grants for 2019. We are taking a year to allow funded projects to conclude.
- We are taking orders for hard copies of the February 2019 issue of Advances in Political Psychology until 15 December 2018. As a reminder, online access to Advances is included with your ISPP membership, but hard copies are $25.00 USD each. You can order your copy by logging in at https://ispp.eventsair.com/ispp-members/book to log in and place your order. Please be sure to place your order before 15 December 2018 if you would like a hard copy sent to you, so that your request can be included in the mailing list for the February 2019 journal issues. The table of contents for the 2019 issue can be viewed at http://www.ispp.org/news/Advances.
If anyone has any problems with any aspect of their membership or renewal, or the submission process for the 2019 conference, please do not hesitate to contact us in the Central Office. Thank you all for your membership, and have a wonderful academic year!
Severine Bennett, PMP
Executive Director, ISPP