2018 NLPA Conferencia

San Diego, CA

October 18 - October 21

What to expect at the 2018 Conference

The National Latina/o Psychological Association (NLPA) is a national organization of mental health professionals, academics, researchers, and students whose objective is to generate and advance psychological knowledge and foster its effective application for the benefit of Latinas/os.

NLPA’s membership represents a rich diversity of national background, ethnicity, cultural origin, religious tradition, and political ideology. We work in a wide range of professional and academic settings. 

Bienvenida Welcoming & Networking Reception

It is a great opportunity to reunite and make new long lasting professional connections and friendships.

Cultural Event

This event offers attendees another opportunity to network and recognize the presence and contributions of Latina/o communities in the United States and celebrate our rich heritage and culture. 

Noche de Gala: Awards, Dinner, & Dance Reception

Our largest and most anticipated event is our Noche de Gala. During this party attendees dine, celebrate accomplishments and dance until morning.

Community Engagement & Service

During this activity, conference attendees put into action NLPA mission to serve the Latinx community. 


"Por medio de su apoyo imenso NLPA a cambiado la vida de miles y nos empoderá a seguir unidos."

"NLPA has been the highlight of my year thus far - I got to meet my idol who said she will help me become even greater than her."

"I haven't even had time to process all the awesomeness from the three different panels that I participated in yesterday- I was blown away by Latinx faculty personal career stories...The cherry on top was presenting my own participatory action research with top notch colleagues. #NLPA16 #SoMuchGoodness." 

#NLPA2016 Beautiful. Powerful. Looking forward to #NLPA2018."




Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
3777 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego CA, 92122


Oct 18 - Oct 21, 2018



Hotel Registration & Transportation

hyatt regancy la jolla at aventine

Our 2018 Conferencia will take place at the Hyatt Regancy La Jolla. Enjoy the abundant riches of San Diego’s “Golden Triangle” during your stay. Visit the Stephen Birch Aquarium & Museum, spend a day kayaking, take a Baja Lobster or Wine tour, see live theater or shop San Diego’s trendy boutiques.

CONFERENCE RATES available from October 14-25, 2018

Professionals   $149/night

Students           $119/night

Hotel parking rate for NLPA attendees will be $15/day.

To request and receive information about room sharing, click here.


United Airlines

Reservation and ticketing is available via or by calling United Meetings Reservations at 800-­426­-1122 (a service fee will apply). Provide the Z Code: ZE8M and the Meeting Code: 640898

Delta Airlines

Reservations and ticketing is available via or by calling Delta Meeting Network Reservations at 800-328-1111. When booking online at, select 'Book Your Flight' and enter your Meeting Code: NMR86

Southwest Airlines

Information Coming Soon

CAR RENTALS promotional codes

Budget Car Rental

To make a reservation, call 1 (800) 842-5628 and provide the Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number: U007502 

You may also go directly to here (link includes the BCD number).

Avis Car Rental

To make a reservation, call 1 (800) (800) 331-1600 and provide the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number is D317029

You may also go directly to here (link includes the AWD number).


Information Coming Soon




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Call for Papers Is Now Open

Download document for more details

Call for Nominations for the 2018 NLPA Awards

Award Nomination Deadline:  January 15, 2018

The NLPA Awards will be presented during the Noche de Gala on the evening of Saturday, October 20, 2018. 

While persons who are not members of NLPA may be nominated to the awards, all awardees would need to be members of NLPA before the bestowing of an award. It is expected that awardees will attend the conference to receive their award.

Please contact Awards Committee Co-chairs by email if you have any questions:

Eduardo Morales, Ph.D. ( and Brandy Piña-Watson, Ph.D. (