Society for Psychological Anthropology

SPA 2023 Registration and Submission Open

SPA Biennial Conference (April 27 – 30, 2023, San Diego CA) Registration is Now Open

Dear SPA Colleagues and Affiliates,

We are pleased to announce that registration for the SPA Biennial Conference (April 27-30, 2023, San Diego, CA) is now open. We also invite you to submit your papers, posters, panels and roundtables for review using the link below. This year, registration and submission are separate processes, so please don’t forget to do both!

(If any of the hyperlinks does not work, please copy the link and paste in your browser. All the information are also updated on the SPA website under MEETINGS)


Submission closes February 3, 2023

Abstract acceptance notification: March 1, 2023

Registration closes March 15, 2023


To register, participants must have an account with the AAA (Community Hub link: or create an account through:

You do NOT need to be a member of the AAA.

Registration closes on March 15, 2023


Submit on:

Important submission information to keep in mind:

  • Participation is limited to 3 roles in the meeting: 1 paper or poster presentation; 1 discussant role; and 1 roundtable or workshop. Being a session chair does not count against this 3-role maximum.
  • Organized panels are limited to 6 slots: 4 presenters and 2 discussants; 5 presenters and 1 discussant; or 6 presenters and no discussant. It is also possible to submit a session with only 4 presenters and 1 discussant, which will leave extra time for discussion. A panel may not have fewer than 4 presenters.
  • Organizers will need to submit all of the information for their session (including individual paper abstracts).
  • The order in which papers are submitted for the panel is the order in which presenters will be listed on the program.
  • Roundtables may have between 4 and 7 presenters.
  • For roundtable submissions, skip the section for entering discussant information and go straight to presenters. It is also not necessary to enter separate titles and abstracts for each presenter in a roundtable, so you may skip those fields.

Submission closes February 3, 2023

Abstract Acceptance notification: March 1, 2023

We look forward to seeing you in San Diego!