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Hotel Information/Meeting Location
The Hyatt Regency Atlanta, our host hotel for the 15th Annual Convention, is located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. All convention program activities, will take place at this site.

Convention Registration Location/Hours
The APS Registration Desk is located in Grand Foyer East on the Exhibit Level of the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Hotel. Registration hours are:

Wednesday, May 28
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 29
7:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, May 30
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 31
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Convention Activities
Registration for the APS 15th Annual Convention includes educational sessions (unless otherwise noted), poster sessions, Thursday's Opening Session and Keynote Address, Thursday's Welcome Reception, Friday's Presidential Symposium, Saturday's Bring the Family Address, and refreshment breaks (as indicated in this program).

Name Badges
APS requires that name badges be worn for admission to all meeting rooms, the Exhibit Hall and social events. Only those persons who have registered for the APS Convention will receive a name badge. Attendees who registered in advance may pick up their name badge and convention materials at the APS Registration Desk during normal registration hours.

APS Convention Program Book
Each convention attendee receives one APS Program Book when they register. Should you require additional copies, they may be purchased at the APS Registration Desk for an additional cost of $10.00 per Program Book.

Speaker-Ready Room
Chicago "F" has been designated as the Speaker-Ready Room for the APS Convention. Presenters may use this room to review their presentation and conduct rehearsals. The Speaker-Ready Room will be equipped with an LCD projector for IBM and Mac, slide carousels, and audio viewers for previewing slides. The hours are:

Wednesday, May 28
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, May 29
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, May 30
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 31
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Cyber Café
For your convenience, computer kiosks with Internet access are available throughout the APS Exhibit Hall. Please be sensitive to your colleagues and limit the time you spend at each computer kiosk.

ADA Accessibility/Accommodations
APS is committed to ensuring that our convention is fully accessible to all persons. If you have a specific dietary or accessibility requirement, please contact Barbara Mitchell-Swain at the APS Registration Desk and every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta is fully equipped to accommodate special needs. Please identify your requirements to the Hyatt Regency agent when you register at the Hyatt Regency Registration Desk.

Registration is required for all workshops. Fees are the same for members, non-members and students. No additional discounts apply. Space is limited.

Workshop Fee
The Compleat Academic $25.00
Show Me the Money! Grant Writing Workshop for New Investigators $25.00
How to Get Published: Guidance to Students from Journal Editors Free
Writing a Psychology Textbook: Essentials and More $75.00
Workshop in Human Research Protections for Behavioral and Psychological Scientists $75.00

Saturday Night Social Event
Come hang out with friends (both humans and animals) at the APS Zoo Atlanta party. This exciting event includes transportation to the zoo, a barbecue dinner, music, animal encounters, and panda viewings. Cost is $50.00 per person.

Restaurant Guide
Copies of the APS Restaurant Guide are included in your registration packet. The Guide includes a list of member-recommended restaurants in the Atlanta area. Additional copies are available at the APS Registration Desk.

The Hyatt Regency Atlanta has a professional concierge staff to provide attendees with the best possible service. The Concierge will gladly assist attendees with special requests, directions, dinner reservations, tours and general information about the city of Atlanta. The Concierge Desk is located on the lobby level of the Atrium Tower. Assistance is available daily during the hours of 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited in public areas such as lobbies, public restrooms, public telephone areas and foyers, as well as all meeting/function rooms.