The annual conference of the Society of Australasian Social Psychologists (SASP) has a long history dating back over 30 years, in recent years attracting between 130 and 170 delegates. It is the most popular avenue for the dissemination of current social psychological research within Australasia, and attracts pre-eminent national and international researchers. The conference is also characterised by a strong postgraduate student representation.

Presentations and posters cover a diverse range of social psychological research topics (ranging from intra-psychic process, interpersonal processes, intra-group process, and intergroup processes) and methodologies (experimental, quasi-experimental, survey, qualitative, and discourse). Our research is concerned both with basic psychological processes and areas of applied social psychological research, such as psychology and the law, health, relationships, and organisational psychology.

In 2007 the conference is being co-hosted by the University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, and Griffith University. The conference will be held from Thursday April 12 to Sunday April­ 15 in Brisbane, Australia.

Venue information

The conference venue is the Sofitel in the heart of subtropical Brisbane, Australia. Located directly above Central Station at 249 Turbot Street, the hotel is easily accessed from either the domestic or international airports (via train or taxi), and is across the road from picturesque Anzac Square, and a 2 minute walk from the shopping district.

This venue provides an appealing environment in which to host a conference from both academic and social perspectives. The Sofitel provides many opportunities for recreation and interaction amongst delegates, including a restaurant, a centrally located bar, a breakfast area with city views, a nightclub, gymnasium and roof-top swimming pool. You can book accommodation either at the hotel or at alternative accommodation.

If you will be attending the conference with children and require child-care, please get in touch with us [b.mckimmie@psy.uq.edu.au] to register your interest.


Registration is now open.

Important SASP membership information
Please note that this year, you are asked to pay your SASP membership fees directly to SASP. We will not be collecting membership dues as part of the registration process. You will also not be able to register at the member rate if your membership has lapsed, so please be sure to pay your membership dues prior to registration. SASP welcomes new members, and would be happy for you to join prior to registration.

Joining SASP or renewing your membership
If you would like to join SASP or bring your membership up-to-date, the following page has information about paying membership dues. If you are unsure whether your membership dues are up-to-date or not, then please contact Julie Fitness [jfitness@psy.mq.edu.au].

Academic program

Program schedule
There will be postgraduate workshops on Thursday April 12. The conference program will run all day Friday April 13, Saturday April 14, and half of Sunday April 15. There will be a catered poster session on the Friday evening. A more detailed program overview is available here.

Call for submissions
The organising committee is pleased to call for submissions of symposia, individual presentations and posters. The closing date for submission has been extended to March 1, 2007.

Social program

There will be welcome drinks on Thursday evening and a conference dinner at the hotel venue on Saturday evening. A postgraduate dinner will be organised for Friday evening. Visit the Program page for more detailed information.

Contact information
Organising Committee:
General enquiries and IT:
Academic program:
Social program:
Postgraduate workshops:

Blake McKimmie [b.mckimmie@psy.uq.edu.au]
Matthew Hornsey [m.hornsey@psy.uq.edu.au] & Winnifred Louis [w.louis@psy.uq.edu.au]
Barbara Masser [b.masser@psy.uq.edu.au]
Katherine White [km.white@qut.edu.au] & Stefano Occhipinti [s.occhipinti@griffith.edu.au]
Joanne Smith [j.smith@psy.uq.edu.au] & Kelly Fielding [k.fielding@uq.edu.au]

Conference Hotel Contact: Trent Bruinsma [h5992-sb09@accor.com]

The Organising Committee would like to thank Geoff MacDonald for his involvement in the initial planning for this conference while he was based at The University of Queensland.


The organising committee would like to acknowledge the kind and generous support of the following bodies:

Major Sponsors:

UQ logo
University of Queensland, The School of Psychology & The Centre for Research on Group Processes
QUT logo
Queensland University of Technology, School of Psychology and Counselling, The Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
GU logo
Griffith University, The School of Psychology & Griffith Psychological Health Research Centre
ARCBS logo
Australian Red Cross Blood Service