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Fred Rhodewalt Social Psychology Winter Conference

Park City, Utah - January 4 - 6, 2018


The conference combines some very pleasurable skiing with quality talks. The typical day includes skiing or other recreation from morning until 4:00 p.m. followed by talks from 4:30 to 7:30. After the talks people usually continue their discussions by breaking into small groups for dinner and an evening of socializing. We hope to limit the conference to around 20-30 participants, of whom no more than nine would present summaries of their recent research. The program will be limited to one session each evening consisting of three talks in the three hour program. There will be three sessions. Each talk will last 30 minutes followed by up to fifteen minutes for questions and discussion. There will also be plenty of additional time to discuss the details of one's research in private with other researchers. DoubleTree by Hilton in Park City, the site of the conference, will provide a conference room with tables and chairs, blackboard, podium, LCD projector, overhead projector, and projection screen.

Times & Dates

Please consider attending the Social Psychology Winter Conference scheduled for the dates of January 4th to the 6th, 2017 at Park City, Utah (arrive Wednesday the 3rd, meetings from Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, depart on Sunday the 7th).

The purpose of this announcement is to describe the conference and to solicit your participation. The conference provides a casual and relaxed setting for the exchange of ideas among researchers on a broad range of social psychological topics. Attached are copies of programs from previous years to provide you with a sense of the breadth of the topics. This format has worked very well and we hope to continue the spirit of the earlier conferences. Thus it is our desire to attract participants from all areas of social psychology rather than feature one specialized field.

Current Projects

Fred Rhodewalt Memorial Fund

The department has started a memorial fund in Fred's honor to support a graduate student in the psychology department at the University of Utah.


Conference Registration

Payment by credit card can be made through Umarket. To pay without credit card, please fill out the registration form and send it along with a check ($120 to University of Utah Department of Psychology) to:

Fred Rhodewalt Social Psychology Winter Conference
Co/ Jonathan Butner
Department of Psychology
380 S. 1530 E., Room 502
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Download Last Year's Program

We charge a $120.00 conference fee to cover the cost of mailings, conference room rentals, and beverages during the meetings. Please fill out the online registration form as soon as possible so that we can have a sense of the interest in this year's conference. If you have any questions feel free to contact Jonathan Butner at (801-581-3206) or

Room Reservation

You Should Make Your Room Reservations Directly With Doubletree by Hilton in Park City.

Reservations should be made directly with DoubleTree through their central reservations department at 855-537-5305.  The group name is U of U Psychology.  and the Group ID is BP7.  Reservations should be made prior to December 4, 2017. 

Accommodations & Transportation

Park City is reached by a forty-five mile drive from Salt Lake City International Airport via Interstate 80 so weather is seldom a problem. There is bus and limousine service from the airport to the hotel in addition to the option of car rental. Details regarding transportation from the airport to Park City will be sent at a later time to those individuals indicating interest in attending.

We are able to take advantage of discounted room rates from the Doubletree by Hilton. The 2018 room rate is $259 for a King and $289 for a Queen and a 3 night minimum if includes the weekend. 

Skiing & Other Activities

The Canyons and Park City ski areas are the largest ski areas in Utah with a wide range of runs from beginner to expert including open bowl skiing. The Canyons offers snowboarding. Deer Valley is world famous for its groomed slopes and top-shelf amenities. All ski areas are within a five minute shuttle from the hotel. White Pine ski touring center is across the street from the hotel for those who prefer cross country skiing. Snowbird, Alta, Brighton, and Solitude ski areas are within a one hour drive. The more adventurous can ski the interconnect from Park City to Snowbird via Brighton, Solitude, and Alta. Rental of ski equipment (downhill or cross country), lessons, and ski storage facilities are available at many convenient locations around the resort.

The town of Park City is an historic western mining town with a wide selection of restaurants, clubs, and shops. The town is a five minute shuttle ride from the hotel.

Past Programs

Last Updated: 7/9/19