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2020 Annual Conference Banquet 

Friday, April 3rd, 2020, 6:30pm - 10:00pm

Join us for a night of dinner, music, and conversation along the beautiful Allegheny River, as NASSPD sets sail for a night of dining and sightseeing on the water!

Our annual NASSPD banquet will be held on Pittsburgh's famous Gateway Clipper cruise, "The Queen 2". The event will feature a captain's dinner buffet, as well as an onboard D.J., and a guided tour of Pittsburgh sights by the ship's captain. Tickets to the banquet include the dinner buffet (complete with hors d'oeuvres, dinner buffet, and dessert) as well as one complimentary alcoholic beverage. A cash bar will also be available to banquet attendees onboard. 

Departure will begin at 6:30pm, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center's Riverfront Plaza, located 4 blocks from the conference location, the Westin Pittsburgh.

Please register for the NASSPD Banquet by 3/24/2020. After this date, purchasing portals will close.

Individual Rate Ticket Prices

Professional Conference Attendees: $75

Trainees/Consumers/Family Conference Attendees: $25

Guests of Conference Attendees*: $25

*"Guests" include individuals who are not registered to attend the 2020 Conference. Guests must be accompanying a registered conference attendee. Guest tickets can be purchased when purchasing your conference attendee ticket or group bundle. Guest ticket purchase prices are not subject to  group bundle discount.

Group Rate Discounts

Leave no colleague behind! We are excited to announce that this year's banquet will feature discounted rates for those who purchase 2 or more tickets in a single transaction in the form of our discount bundles! Discounts for bundles are already factored in to the listed cost on our purchasing portal below.

Bundle - Discount rates:

2 Ticket Bundle: 10% discount 

3 Ticket Bundle: 15% discount 

4 Ticket Bundle: 20% discount 

5+ Ticket Bundle: 25% discount 

**If you wish to purchase guest tickets (tickets for individuals who are NOT conference attendees), in addition to your bundle, please add non-conference guests at time of bundle purchase. Purchasing portal allows 1 guest registration at a time, and will give option for additional guest registrations. Note that guest purchases are $25 each and are not subject to group bundle discounts. 

***If you wish to buy a bundle 6+ discounted tickets for the banquet, please email Harmony at

Upon purchase of banquet tickets, the purchasing individual will receive a receipt of purchase with receipt for "NASSPD Professional Networking Event."

Please note that refunds are not available for conference tickets.

Banquet Details


6:30pm-7:00pm: Boarding*

7:00pm - 9:30pm: Sailing

9:30pm-10:00pm: Return & Disembark

*Passengers will board the "Queen2" at the Gateway Clipper's docking site at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center's Riverfront Plaza. Please arrive promptly at 6:30pm in order to board ship. The ship will be setting sail at exactly 7pm, and will not wait for late passengers. There are no refunds for individuals who miss departure.


A tantalizing menu awaits as you enjoy the scenic backdrop of Pittsburgh's waters and night sky!

The captain's dinner buffet will include some of the following highlights:

hors d'oeuvres

seasonal fresh fruit

salad and accompaniments 

flat iron steak w/ Diane sauce

chicken w/ apricot herb sauce

tomato basil pasta (vegetarian)

seasonal vegetables

rich chocolate volcano cake

lemon roulade

A full service cash bar will be available in addition to the one complimentary alcoholic beverage offered with banquet tickets.

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The North American Society for the Study of Personality Disorders welcomes you! 

For general questions regarding NASSPD or the 2020 conference, email:

Harmony Mohr, NASSPD Assistant


Dr. Stephanie Stepp, NASSPD President

For questions regarding NASSPD Membership, email:

Dr. Lori Scott, Membership Chair

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