The 2021 Conference of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology will be held Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 2, 2021 as an in-person event at the Sheraton Arlington Hotel in Texas, and the conference presentations will be streamed online. There will also be an evening reception for in-person participants at the conference hotel on Wednesday, September 29. This conference will include a combination of live presentations from the conference site, pre-recorded and streamed presentations from online participants, and an online poster session. This conference format will allow presentations and participation from colleagues around the world.
The 2020 online SPCP conference was very successful, with 291 participants, including many international participants. While this was a wonderful event, many Society members expressed a desire to return to in-person conferences as soon as it is safe to do so. For 2021, we are planning to employ a format that is designed to provide an excellent experience for both in-person and online conference participants.
In-person participants will enjoy every aspect of the conference. They will experience live presentations in the conference room, and they will be able to view recorded presentations from online participants as part of a group. In-person participants will be able to view posters using their personal computers. In addition, in-person participants will have the opportunity to interact with colleagues during Question & Answer (Q&A) sessions, informal meetings, and during meals. We will strive to make this a rich experience for in-person participants, with as many features of a traditional in-person conference as possible.
Online participants will be able to view all presentations, posters, and Q&A sessions via the internet, anywhere in the world. Online participants can present at the conference if they agree to submit a pre-recorded presentation in advance of the conference and to participate in live Q&A discussions that will take place shortly after their presentation is played.
As proposals for presentations are considered by the program committee, proposals from individuals who agree to attend the event in-person will be given priority consideration, but all proposals will be considered. All participants may also submit posters for our virtual poster session.