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SPSP2018: eDaily for March 1

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Opening Reception and Posters


Awards Ceremony

Join us as we kick things off with the Opening Reception. Hors d ‘oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. Stop by, grab some food and a drink. Meet up with your colleagues as you browse the posters in #SPSP2018's first poster session.


The Awards Ceremony honoring the 2017 SPSP and FPSP Award recipients will feature light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar to honor and congratulate this year’s winners on their achievements. Stop by and congratulate all of the winners.

SPlish SPlash Networking Reception & Student Social Night



We’re hosting a networking reception at the Georgia Aquarium. Hors d ’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available. One drink ticket is included with the price of the event ticket. A special students only section will be available for students to meet and network.


Tickets can be purchased at the SPSP Store on Lower Level 2 of the Hyatt Regency. $20 for students and children over 2, $35 for non-students.

Thursday's Highlights


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7:00 AM General Registration | Hyatt Regency (HR) Lower Level 2

  • Registration will be open today from 7 AM – 6:30 PM in Hyatt Regency (HR) Lower Level 2

*All attendees, including preconference attendees, need to pick up their badges from registration. Badges will not be available at individual preconference rooms.

8:00, 8:15, 8:30 AM Preconferences (Check app for specific start time)
Hyatt Regency (HR) or Marriott Marquis (MM)

  • Join colleagues at your selected preconference. Check the app for rooms. Click “See All” if not all sessions appear.
    *Prior registration required for preconferences.

4:30 PM Exhibit Hall Opens and Opening Reception
Hyatt Regency (HR) Grand Hall

  • Join us at 4:30 PM for the opening of the Exhibit Hall at the Convention Center. Meet up with your colleagues as you browse the posters in the first poster session. Appetizers and cash bar will be on hand. Drink tickets (for those who selected the drink ticket option during registration) can be redeemed at this event.

6:00 PM Awards Ceremony
Hyatt Regency (HR) Centennial I & II

  • Join us in honoring the 2017 SPSP and FPSP Award recipients.

7:30 PM SPlish SPlash, a Networking Reception (Ticket Required)
Georgia Aquarium

7:30 PM Student Social Night, at SPlish SPlash (Ticket Required*)
Georgia Aquarium
*Reduced student ticket prices partially subsidized by support from Sona Systems and Millisecond Software



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SPSP’s Step Challenge, Powered by Count.It, $200 Up for Grabs
Visit our step challenge site, sync it with any step counting device you already have (iPhone, Android phone, Fitbit, smart watches, Apple Watch, etc) and start competing with your fellow attendees. Your progress will be tracked and prizes will be awarded for the top 5 finishers during Saturday’s closing reception.


Get Your Swag! SPSP Store Returns
Back by popular demand, the SPSP store will be located in the Lower Level 2 lobby of the Hyatt next to Registration. You can pick up your printed program (with pre-ordered ticket), your convention t-shirt (with pre-ordered ticket) or purchase SPlish SPlash tickets or other SPSP items.

Your 3-Day Weather Outlook


March 1
72 / 41


March 2
59 / 36


March 3
62 / 34

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