Past Conferences

2008 : Chicago

2009 : San Francisco

2010 : Boston

2011 : Washington

2012 : Chicago

2013 : Washington

2014 : San Francisco

2015 : New York

2016 : Chicago

2017 : Boston

2018 : San Francisco

2019 : Washington

2020 : cancelled

2021 : online

2022 : Chicago

2023 : Washington


Welcome to the SSM 

The Society for the Science of Motivation is an international, interdisciplinary organization of researchers who study motivation. Its mission is to encourage inquiry into all aspects of motivation from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and to facilitate the dissemination of findings to a broad scientific audience. 

The SSM provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information, foster discussion of new ideas and findings on motivation among researchers, and encourages exchange and collaboration in research. It will do this through a list serve, online information exchange, annual conferences, and a journal dedicated exclusively to motivation research.