Abstract Submissions


All graduate and undergraduate students involved in psychological research or related fields are encouraged to apply. Each student must have a faculty sponsor.

Priority for acceptance of a submission is as follows (ranked highest to lowest):

  1. Submissions based on completed research
  2. Submissions based on ongoing research projects
  3. Submissions based on proposals* for future research
    *These represent fully developed research plans, including rationale, hypotheses, methods, and predicted results.

Work presented in abstracts must conform with the applicable policy and principles for experimental procedures (i.e., Human Subjects or Non-Human Animals IRB approval).

Submission Process

Complete the submission form at the following link: SPARC Submission Form

DEADLINE: Friday, March 21, 2014

ACCEPTANCE NOTIFICATION:  Monday, April 14, 2014 (approximate) 

The Structure of the Conference

We will be hosting both oral and poster presentations.

  • Oral Presentations
    Each presentation will be approximately 15 min in duration with an additional 5 min for questions and answers. Presenters are encouraged to develop their talks in PowerPoint, but accommodations for overheads will be made available.
  • Poster Presentations
    Each presenter will be assigned a free-standing 4' high by 5' wide bulletin board. Poster sessions will be approximately 1 hour in duration during which time the presenting author is required to be present.

The conference will consist of morning and afternoon sessions, culminating with a keynote address from our invited speaker.