2019 Conference Theme & Speakers

Debra Hope, PhD

How Community Partnerships Enhance Research: Preliminary Findings with Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Communities

Chris Fore, PhD

The Future of Psychology and Technology

Cindy Nebel, PhD

Using the Science of Learning to Improve Teaching and Study Strategies


2019 Conference Hotels

SWPA’s ability to secure meeting space depends on its members staying at the conference hotel. This is one way we are able to keep conference rates much lower than other organizations. However, in Houston, we avoided owing tens of thousands of dollars only because of the hard work of our conference manager and other SWPA leadership. If you are attending the conference, please support our organization by staying in one of the conference hotels and keeping your reservation. Finding another room where you can save $10/night and cancelling your hotel room at the last minute results in hundreds of dollars being charged to our organization.

See letter from President Cindy Turk.

Unlike previous years, the 2019 SWPA Convention will use three separate hotels: the Hotel Albuquerque, the Hotel Chaco, and the Best Western.


Hotel Albuquerque

The Hotel Albuquerque will serve as the conference meeting space for the 2019 SWPA Convention. The Hotel Albuquerque will also serve SWPA with a conference rate of $129 per night.


Hotel Chaco

The Hotel Chaco is a high-end, modern hotel space directly next to the Hotel Albuquerque. The SWPA conference rate for Hotel Chaco is $169 per night.


Best Western Plus - Rio Grande Inn

SWPA has a long history of being student-friendly. We try to make the conference affordable and accessible to students. Thus, for the 2019 convention we have partnered with The Best Western Plus - Rio Grande Inn to offer a low rate for students, while still helping the organization.

The Best Western Plus - Rio Grande Inn at Old Town is directly down the street from the conference hotel space at Hotel Albuquerque. A short, complimentary 3 to 5 minute shuttle ride from the hotel will have you at Hotel Albuquerque in no time at all. Or, if you are in the mood for walking, it is a quick 6 minute walk. The Best Western Plus is providing SWPA with a convention rate of $113 per night (please allow students to book at this hotel).

To book, please call the Best Western at (800) 959-4726 or (505) 843-9500 to make reservations under SWPA 2019 Annual Conference.

This rate is available until March 5 2019 or until the reserved block of rooms is full.

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