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 Self-Threats and Self-Challenges, focusing on how people react to, cope with, and rise to the challenge of threats to their understanding of themselves. The preconference will feature the work of eminent scholars in 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.
SUBMIT TO THE PRECONFERENCE: The Self and Identity preconference will have a Data Blitz and Poster Session that will feature 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.
This year's speakers will include:
For more information, contact:
Melissa J. Williams, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberly Kahn, email@example.com
Data Blitz Submission Information:
Call for Submissions!
The Self & Identity Preconference will host a Data Blitz session comprising several five-minute talks. Presenters will be limited to three slides (including a title slide).
The first/presenting author of the Data Blitz must already hold a PhD, 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 proposals (via the SPSP portal) is 9/1/19-10/31/19. Applicants 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 preconference through SPSP’s website.
Submit your Data Blitz proposal via the SPSP portal.
Poster Submission Information:
Call for submissions!
The Self & Identity Preconference is excited to be hosting a poster session. The submission period for poster abstracts (via the SPSP portal) is 9/1/19-10/31/19. Applicants will be notified regarding the status of their submission by 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, and will be asked to register for the preconference through SPSP’s website.
Submit your Poster via the SPSP portal.
Membership fees are inexpensive – $20 for those post-PhD and $15 for students. Benefits to joining ISSI now include having membership paid for by the preconference discount as well as getting online access to the flagship journal, Self and Identity.
For information on how to get your discount code, click here.
* Discount is only available to new members and those renewing membership. You must register on the ISSI website before registering for SPSP and the Self and Identity Preconference. Discount cannot be applied retroactively.
* Discount is limited to the first 50 new/renewed members.
View schedules from past conferences: