The SPA Convention Program Committee, Workshops Committee, and Staff have been working hard on the logistics for the 2021 SPA Virtual Convention and Workshops. We are excited to share these updates with you. 

The SPA Virtual Workshops will occur from March to June 2021. These half-day and full-day workshops are the place to deep-dive into issues relevant to assessment professionals. Visit this webpage to learn more about the workshops available!

The 2021 SPA Virtual Convention will include live presentations as well as pre-recorded presentations that you can watch at your leisure. The plan for the networking opportunities are underway. The live presentations will occur from Wednesday, March 17 through Saturday, March 20, from 12:00-6:30 pm (EST), 4pm-10:30pm (GMT), click here to view the schedule-at-a-glance. Prerecorded presentations will be accessible from March 17-April 17. More information about the choosing of these dates and times is available in our FAQs webpage.

Our scholarships, which include funding for Students, Early-Career Professionals, Global attendees, and the Diversity Award, are now CLOSED. 

Finally, registration is now open! Program information for the 2021 Virtual Convention is now available below: 

  • View Schedule-at-a-Glance here
  • View information for Featured Lectures here
  • View list of Live Presentations here
  • View list of Pre-Recorded Sessions here!

We've addressed many questions on our FAQs page, but if you have a question not addressed there, feel free to contact the appropriate department below: 

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Workshop questions and Presentation logistics and technology questions, contact -
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Membership, contact –
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