Friday, October 21
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Registration
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Opening Address
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Research Spotlight
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Lunch and STP News Update
1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Bill Hill Keynote Address
4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Poster Session
4:30 – 6:00 p.m. Social Hour
6:00 p.m. Dinner on Your Own*
*You can sign up to have dinner in downtown Decatur with a group of other conference participants.
Saturday, October 22
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast
8:30 - 9:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Invited Address
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and "Live from Atlanta" Session
As a result of participant feedback, we have moved the conference the lively town of Decatur. Decatur is located 6 miles east of downtown Atlanta and 16 miles from the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. There are dozens of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the conference hotel and we will give you time to enjoy them. For more information, check out this Decatur Guide (Word document) created by STP member and Atlanta resident Drew Appleby. You can also visit the official website of the City of Decatur.
All conference sessions and lodging will be at the Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Decatur, located at 130 Clairemont Avenue in Decatur. You can receive a discounted conference rate of $145/night if you make a reservation on or before September 29, 2016. Click here to make a reservation.
You can also call Marriott Central Reservations (1-888-236-2427). Just be sure to mention the Society for Teaching of Psychology room block if you make a reservation over the phone.
The hotel often sells out of rooms, so please book your room as soon as possible.
By plane: From Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, we recommend that you take a shared shuttle such as A & M Limousine Corp. If you will be staying at the Courtyard by Marriott, you can also take the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) train to the Decatur rail station. Here are the directions from the Decatur rail station to the Courtyard by Marriott:
Turn left on Church Street. Turn left on Ponce De Leon Avenue and then right on Clairemont Avenue. The hotel will be on your left side.