MPA's Annual Convention is a multi-purpose affair! First and foremost, it is a venue for updating our professional knowledge and obtaining CE credits. In addition to offering 7 CE credits in one day, the Convention offers the opportunity to get reacquainted with old friends and to make new ones, to share our professional experiences with each other, and to enjoy being “away from the office”! We should also add that without our membership, the Maryland Psychological Association and the Convention would not exist, and as always there will be an emphasis on bringing in new members and energizing the current membership to actively participate in our organization. We know from our own experiences that such participation can be one of the most gratifying activities in one’s career.

Pre-Registration is now closed. Onsite registration opens at 7:30am 

Schedule of the Day (November 1, 2019) - BWI Airport Marriott, Linthicum Heights, MD 

7:30 am-8:30 am Registration and Check-In
Continental Breakfast
Graduate Student Poster Presentation 
Exhibitor Visitation
8:30 am-11:45 am Morning Workshops (3 CE Credits each)
10:00 am-10:15 am Morning Break

Exhibitor Visitation
11:55 am-1:20 pm

MPA Luncheon
Presidents Remarks
MPA Business
Graduate Student Poster Presentation
Exhibitor Visitation

1:30 pm-4:45 pm Afternoon Workshops (3 CE Credits each)
3:15 pm-3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

Graduate Student Poster Presentation
Final Exhibitor Visitation
Door Prize Raffle Drawing (Promptly at 3:20 pm - must be present to win)
5:00 pm-6:00 pm Bonus Workshop (1 CE Credit)


Workshop Offerings
This year we'll be offering thirteen workshop options, including two ethics and three cultural diversity workshops! Check out this year's list of workshops for details.

Convention Fee Schedule
Registration Deadline was 10/21/19. After that date, registrations will be taken based on available space and only with a $35 late fee. 

Member- All Day Regular (9/1/19 - 10/21/19) - $255.00
Member- 3 hour and Lunch -$170.00
Member- 3 hour only - $120.00

Non-member- All Day - $370.00
Non-member- 3 hour and Lunch -$210.00
Non-member- 3 hour only - $170.00

Bonus Workshop only (The bonus workshop is included in the all-day rates)
Member - $35.00
Non-member - $50.00

MPAGS students have the opportunity to attend for free in exchange for helping with registration and monitoring duties. For information on this opportunity please email [email protected]. Otherwise, there is a 50% discount for students.

Group rates are available please contact the MPA office for more details. 

Hotel Information
There is small block of rooms available at the Marriott if you prefer to stay over the night before the convention and avoid morning traffic. The rate is $199.00 plus tax. Please be sure to ask for the "MPA" group code. This block/rate will be available until 10/15/19 . Marriott's number is 410-859-8300. Book your hotel online.

Registration/CE Policies
Please see the Registration Details page for deadlines, cancellation policies, special needs, and requirements for successful completion in order to obtain CE.

Exhibitors & Advertisers

This is a great once-a-year opportunity to meet in person with over 250 Maryland psychologists and other mental health professionals to keep them apprised of your products and services and let them know of your support. In addition to being the Maryland State Association, our close proximity to DC, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania allow our advertisers to reach a wide range of mental health professional in the Mid-Atlantic, via our advertising. We hope you will consider joining us this year.

Please check out our Letter to our Vendors for full descriptions of opportunities available and fill out the Online Vendor Registration Form or print out the Vendor Registration Form and return it to the MPA office via mail, email, or fax.