At long last, registration for the SPA /ACYIG Biennial Meeting on April 4-7th, 2013 in San Diego is now open! The registration fee for professionals is $125 and a reduced rate of $60 for students. One-day conference rates for professionals are $50 and $25 for students. These fees cover all conference costs including meeting room rentals, audio / visual equipment, programs, etc.
In addition to registering for the conference, there are two optional events for which you may also register at the website. The first is the Saturday Night Banquet featuring presentations of the SPA’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Awards to Jean Lave and Anthony Wallace. The banquet will be a three-course plated dinner with a cash bar. The second special event is the Friday Night Cocktail Party at the University of California, San Diego to provide an opportunity for conference attendees to socialize and to celebrate the continued contributions of UCSD to psychological anthropology. The cocktail party’s venue has beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and Downtown San Diego, and will include a range of hot and cold hors d’oeuvre and a cash bar. Buses will provide transportation to and from the conference hotel. On the ride back, attendees will have the opportunity to be dropped off at a number of central spots in downtown San Diego to visit restaurants, bars and cafes if they wish. Space is limited for the Friday night event so please register soon. More details on these two events can be found on the registration website by clicking on “Workshops” right next to “CLICK HERE TO REGISTER” towards the top of the page. Finally, the registration website also provides conference attendees with the possibility of contributing to a fund to be used to support graduate student travel to this Biennial conference. Please consider supporting the next generation of psychological anthropologists. All donations are tax-deductible.
Conference attendees can make reservations for hotel rooms at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay online through Passkey or by calling Hyatt’s Central Registration (1-888-421-1442). If you call, please indicate that you are attending the “AAA/SPA Biennial Meeting” to receive the reduced conference rates. The reduced conference rates are: Single, Double and Triple Occupancy: $189; Quadruple Occupancy: $239; and VIP and Waterfront Suites: $239.Reservations must be made by March 13th, 2013 to receive these rates. Conference rates are available to attendees for three days before and after the dates of the conference based on availability.
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