South Carolina Psychological Association

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South Carolina Psychological Association 

2018 Convention

April 13th - 14th, 2018

Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort -- Myrtle Beach, SC

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Call for Submissions: Student Poster Competition:

SCPA 2018 Annual Convention
April 13-14, 2018
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort - Myrtle Beach, SC

The South Carolina Psychological Association is pleased to announce the call for submissions for the Student Poster Competition at its 2018 Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach. The student poster session will be held on Friday April 13. Posters will be judged on professionalism and the soundness of their theoretical rationale, method, and conclusions. 1st Place ($75), 2nd Place ($50), and 3rd Place ($25) prizes will be awarded in the graduate and undergraduate categories.

We welcome submissions related to any area in psychology. The proposal submission receipt deadline is 5:00pm, Monday, March 12.

Student Posters are in a format that allows for extended discussion of the presentation with the author. They use illustrative materials placed on a poster (maximum 4' x 4') with tables, graphs, and data. Posters are to be mounted on TRI-FOLD boards (not provided) so that they can stand on a table. Presenters are responsible for bringing their on tri-fold board and thumbtacks.

 Each student listed as a presenter must register for the Convention.

Submission Requirements

Submissions for the Student Poster Competition can be made by completing the online proposal form at the link below: 

Completing the proposal form will require:

1) names and institutional affiliations of all student presenters

2) whether presenters are graduate or undergraduate students

3) the name and institutional affiliation of the faculty advisor for the research

4) email contact information for student presenters
5) a 300-500 word summary- The summary should provide the Program Committee with a clear overview of the material to be presented. The text of the summary should include a statement of the problem, participants, procedure, results, and conclusions. 

Submit a Student Poster 

Exhibitors/Sponsorship Information: 

The South Carolina Psychological Association's Annual Conference provides a fantastic opportunity to introduce your products, services, programs, and build partnerships with our attendees!  By partnering with the South Carolina Psychological Association, you can strengthen your connections with psychologists, other mental health professionals who work in private practice, hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, academic institutions, medical schools, and large business organizations throughout the state.  Psychology students will also be in attendance. 

For more information on being an exhibitor or conference sponsor, please email Amber Nicholson at 

Hotel Information:

The 2018 Spring Conference will be held at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort & Royale Palms Condominiums in Myrtle Beach, SC.

A block of rooms has been reserved for April 12, 2018 - April 16, 2018. The special room rate will be available until March 21st or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Booking a reservation from our site is simple. To begin the process, click on "Book a Room" below to receive your group's preferred rate.

Please note, rates include breakfast each day. They do not include the $10.99 Parking fee per day.

See you at the Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort in April! We hope you enjoy your stay and your group's event!

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Royale Palms Condominiums

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