A fixture of the SPSP conference for many years, the Self and Identity Preconference provides a forum for understanding the nexus between the individual and collective aspects of the self. This year’s preconference has a special focus on Negotiating Self and Identity in a Diverse World, including a focus on intergroup interactions, identity threat, and understanding the self across diverse contexts. The preconference will feature the work of pre-eminent scholars studying these areas, including addresses from Early Career and Lifetime Career Award winners and a Best Paper Award from the International Society for Self and Identity’s official journal, Self and Identity. The preconference will also feature a poster session, data blitz, and a mentoring and networking lunch. With a diverse panel of speakers discussing timely issues of social importance, the preconference will showcase the relevance and vitality of current self and identity research.
This year's speakers include:
The Self and Identity Preconference will have a Data Blitz Session and Poster Session that features cutting-edge research from all areas of self and identity research. We are currently seeking submissions for the Data Blitz and Poster Session; please see submission eligibility and instructions below.
Kimberly Kahn (Preconference Organizer)
Kevin Binning (Preconference Organizer)
This year, the Self & Identity Preconference will feature six Data Blitz Talks from scholars in the field. The Blitz Talks will be five-minutes each (with one minute for Q&A) and presenters will be limited to three powerpoint slides (including title slide).
The first/presenting author of the Data Blitz must already hold a Ph.D., although co-authors can be at any stage of their careers. We strongly encourage individuals with exciting findings from all areas of self and identity research to apply!
The submission period for data blitz abstracts is September 1-October 31, 2018, and individuals will be notified regarding the status of their submission by early December. If your Data Blitz is accepted, you will be asked to register for the pre-conference through SPSP’s website.
Submit your Data Blitz through the SPSP portal.
The Self & Identity Preconference is excited to be hosting a poster session. The submission period for poster abstracts is September 1-October 31, 2018, and individuals will be notified regarding the status of their submission in early December. Those with accepted posters will be contacted regarding how to apply for a student poster award from the International Society for Self & Identity. If your poster is accepted, you will be asked to register for the pre-conference through SPSP’s website.
Submit your Poster through the SPSP portal.
View schedules from past conferences: