2011 SPW/AWP Hospitality Suite

Hospitality Suite

Each year, Division 35 and the Association of Women in Psychology host the SPW/AWP Hospitality Suite at the annual APA Convention. The hospitality suite is a place where division members and others interested in the psychology of women gather for informal programs and social events in a more intimate setting.

Now is your chance to submit requests for suite programming at this year’s convention. Please submit all requests no later than June 1. All AWP submissions should be sent to Kim Stark-Wroblewski and all Division 35 submissions should be sent to Jessica Barnack-Tavlaris.

Appropriate suite programs include the following:

  1. section meetings 

  2. task force or committee meetings 

  3. discussion hours that follow programs scheduled in the regular program (e.g., conversation following the presentation about the APA Task Force report on the sexualization of young girls) 

  4. informal programs (e.g., publishing in PWQ, teaching a course on the psychology of mothering, etc.).

Suite hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The programming time slots are 50 minutes each, with 10-minute breaks between sessions. Because of the limited number of slots, please refrain from requesting longer time periods.

Each submitted request should include the following:

  1. Name and contact information of the primary participant (this will be the person we contact regarding the proposal’s status) 

  2. Names of other participants and the organization/section represented 

  3. Brief title and description of the program 

  4. Type of programming (e.g., discussion hour, meeting) 

  5. Times when your program should NOT be scheduled

Please submit a request for each event in the suite, including business meetings and annual programs. The suite coordinator and the liaison positions rotate and the individuals planning the programming may not be aware of past norms regarding scheduling. If there are other program events during which you believe suite programming should NOT be scheduled (e.g., President’s address), please indicate so.

While every effort will be made to do so, all requested programs may not be able to be accommodated. Please do not request time in the suite for proposals that were submitted but not accepted by APA program committee reviewers.

Program
The Division 35 - Society for the Psychology of Women (SPW)/Association for Women in Psychology (AWP) Hospitality Suite is located at the Washington Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 (Presidential Suite). Feel free to come by, listen and/or join in what is happening, find out ways to become more involved in AWP and Division 35, and shop at our Book Sale! All sessions included in this Schedule of Events are open for all to attend unless stated otherwise.

Thursday, 8/4 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • 9:00 to 9:50
    All Div. 35 Sections Social Hour
    Section Presidents

  • 10:00 to 10:50
    Section 4 (Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Womyn's Issues) Business meeting
    Christine Smith

  • 11:00 to 11:50
    Section 5 and Division of Women of AAPA Discussion/Mentoring Hour
    Diane Hayashino

  • 12:00 to 12:50
    Section 5 (Psychology of Asian Pacific American Women) Business Meeting
    Diane Hayashino

  • 1:00 to 1:50
    African American Women and Voices Across Generations: Have We Been Here Before?
    Beverly Greene, Francis Trotman, and Karen Wyche

  • 2:00 to 2:50
    Feminist Perspectives on Trafficking: A Documentary Film and Discussion
    Michelle Contreras

  • 3:00 to 3:50
    Trafficking of Women and Girls Discussion
    Rakhshanda Saleem

  • 4:00 to 4:50
    Section 6 Business Meeting
    Meeting of Indigenous Women
    Iva GreyWolf

  • 5:00 to 5:50
    Closed

  • Evening
    Closed

Friday, 8/5 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • 9:00 to 9:50
    Open

  • 10:00 to 10:50
    Section 1 (Psychology of Black Women) Meeting and Networking Hour
    Cathy Thompson

  • 11:00 to 11:50
    Section 3 (Concerns of Hispanic Women/Latinas) Meeting and Networking Hour
    Carrie Castaneda-Sound

  • 12:00 to 12:50
    Self Care among African American Women: How do we create and maintain our connections with our sister friends once we get careers, partnerships, and families going?
    Cathy Thompson

  • 1:00 to 1:50
    Discussion about Ways to Get Involved With AWP
    Nina Nabors

  • 2:00 to 2:50
    Feminist Forum
    Nina Nabors (AWP Collective Coordinator) and
    Thema Bryant-Davis (Div. 35 President)

  • 3:00 to 3:50
    Publishing Pointers
    Mary Crawford (Feminism & Psychology), Irene Frieze (Sex Roles), and Jan Yoder (Psychology of Women Quarterly)

  • 4:00 to 4:50
    Student Meeting and Leadership Fair
    Jennifer O'Neil

  • 5:00 to 5:50
    Closed

  • Evening
    Closed

Saturday, 8/6 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

  • 9:00 to 9:50
    What's Next?: Student Career Panel
    Jennifer O'Neil

  • 10:00 to 10:50
    Student CV Review
    Jennifer O'Neil

  • 11:00 to 11:50
    Thinking Outside the Box – Career Flexibility for Psychologists
    Samantha Slaughter (Early Career Psychologists Committee)

  • 12:00 to 12:50
    Open
    Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of PWQ
    Convention Center, Rm. 158
    A complimentary lunch will be provided!

  • 1:00 to 1:50
    Awards Announcement
    Nina Nabors
    (AWP Collective Coordinator)

  • 2:00 to 2:50
    Open
    Thema Bryant-Davis's Presidential Address
    Location TBA

  • 3:00 to 3:50
    Open
    Div. 35 Business Meeting
    Renaissance Hotel Congressional Hall B

  • 4:00 to 4:50
    Open
    Div. 35 business meeting

  • 5:00 to 5:50
    Closed
    Div. 35 Social Hour and Awards Ceremony Renaissance Hotel Congressional Hall A

  • Evening
    Closed
    Dance and Social Hour Renaissance Hotel Grand Ballroom South
    9:00 p.m. - 11:50 p.m.

Sunday, 8/7 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)

  • 9:00 to 9:50 and 10:00 to 10:50
    50% off Book Sale!!

  • Suite closes at 11:00 a.m.
Walking Directions from Google Maps

From Convention Center (about 12 min. walk): Head west on M St NW toward 9th St NW; Turn left onto 9th St NW; Turn right onto New York Ave NW; Turn left onto 12th St NW; Hotel will be on the left

From Renaissance Washington Hotel (about 6 min. walk): Head south toward New York Ave NW; Turn right onto New York Ave NW; Turn left onto 12th St NW; Hotel will be on the left